7:30 a.m., April 8)
Orléans resident in the running for Jump! FM Greatest
By Fred Sherwin
resident Jaya Henderson is a finalist in the
Jump! FM Greatest Gig on Earth contest. File
Henderson needs your vote. No, she's not running for political
office, the Fallingbrook resident is in the running for
Jump! FM's Greatest Gig on Earth contest.
has made it to the top 30 in a bid for a full-time gig
on the station's morning show with co-host Tony Stark.
were invited to post a 90-second video on YouTube explaining
why they should be a co-host on the morning show.
station received over 160 entries including Jaya's, which
she put together after hearing about the contest from
did the whole thing in a day," says Jaya who is a
native of Australia. "I wrote a poem and then acted
it out in the video. So I just played on the words and
put it all together."
160 entries were whittled down to 30 based on originality
and personality. Members of the public have until noon
tomorrow to vote for their favourite video entry. The
30 will be narrowed down to 10 largely based on the number
of votes they receive, but the station can exercise it's
own discretiom in selecting the finalists.
live audition will be held on April 19, featuring a celebrity
panel of judges including Canadian singer/songwriter Karl
Wolf. The panel will whittle the participants down to
five and then three, respectively. The winner will be
announced on-air on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
of Tuesday night, Jaya was ranked 13th in the voting.
She is hoping for a final push to get her into the top
whole thing has been crazy. When I made the top 30 my
Twitter account started going insane. I was a notification
every couple of seconds," says Jaya. "I really
hope I can make the Top 10. Winning the contest would
be an absolute dream."
view Jaya;s video you can go to www.jumpradio.ca
or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVdd_yZFkdw.
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