Move over Lady
Gaga, a new star has been born and her name is Michelle
Treacy. The Orléans singer won the final episode
of CTV's The Launch on Wednesday night leading to the release
of the single Emotional immediately afterwards.
Not bad for a
girl who earned her first big breakthrough five years ago
when she was invited on stage by Lady Gaga in Montreal to
perform her original song Gold Boy. Gaga was so impressed
she kept Treacy on stage to sing Born This Way together.
A couple of months
later, Sony signed Treacy to a record deal. She recorded
and released two singles -- Armageddon in June 2016
and Colours later the same year -- before Sony terminated
the deal in early 2017.
was the first performer to appear on the March 6 episode
of The Launch. She sang a rockin' version of River
by Bishop Briggs followed by her own composition Ashes
Treacy sing her own song, judge Marie-Mai brought her to
tears with her comments. "What I hear and what I see
is your heart," said Mai.
In a foreshadowing
of the show's outcome, fellow judge Bebe Rexha said that
Treacy's performance made her think that Treacy's voice
would be perfect for the song chosen for the episode's winner
Rodgers, who was also on the judging panel, wondered aloud
if anyone could top Treacy's performance.
Of the five artists
who auditioned for the judges, Treacy and Keisha "Will"
Williams from Toronto were chosen to record Emotional
with a little help from the judges. Rodgers was suitably
impressed with Treacy's take on the song,
me. I didn't know she had all that in her and then, bang,
there you go," he opined.
After both girls
sang ther version of the song in front of a live audience,
the judges decided to release Treacy's version.
a dream," Treacy said after finding out her version
was being launched. "I feel like I've grown so much
from this process which is crazy because it's all happened
so fast and I am forever grateful for it."
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