Power Play

September 4, 2008

Vodpod videos no longer available.

This is my niece Vanessa’s entry in CBC’s contest to find a new Hockey Night in Canada theme. Maybe you heard that CBC lost the use of Dolores Claman’s hockey theme that they’d been using since 1968 when she sold it to CTV for a reputed 2.5 to 3 million dollars. The winner of the CBCs contest will not be nearly so well rewarded – the prize is $100,000 plus half of performance royalties (the other half going to minor hockey). Still, it would be a nice payday for Vanessa. If you’d like to comment on Vanessa’s song, do it at the contest website (registration required), not here. Although ratings and comments aren’t the only thing that determines which songs make the “semi-finals,” they’re probably one factor in helping the judges choose which songs advance. Semi-finalists will be announced on October 4th, after which public voting will decide two finalists and then the winner. Competition will be stiff – more than 12,000 entries have been received.

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