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Winners of 2020 Juno Awards to be revealed in virtual ceremony

Winners of 2020 Juno Awards to be revealed in virtual ceremony

The Juno Awards are headed on the web this 12 months as COVID-19 forces the celebration of Canadian tunes to take a additional subdued approach.

Quite a few months soon after Juno organizers pulled the plug on festivities that were established for Saskatoon, they’ve declared June 29 as the night trophies will be handed out in all 42 groups.

It is really a substantial change from the regular awards proceedings, which are stretched out about two nights and culminate in a broadcast Tv set celebration stacked with dwell performances from homegrown expertise and winners in the major types.

The digital presentation will incorporate some of that enjoyment, but on a considerably scaled-down scale.

Signals asserting the cancellation of the Juno Awards on March 12, 2020. (Matt Smith/The Canadian Press)

A couple nominees will perform, including Indigenous singer IsKwé, alt-pop duo Neon Dreams, and bluegrass band the Dead South.

And between the presenters are Toronto Raptors’ Chris Boucher, Stranger Factors actor Finn Wolfhard, two-time Juno winner Jessie Reyez and pianist Alexandra Stréliski, who’s up for a few Junos this yr.

The winners, having said that, is not going to get their second of glory in really the same way.

In lieu of are living acceptance speeches, a representative for the Junos claims they hope winners consider distributing an acceptance speech that can be posted on the Junos social media channels following the function.

Awards reveals have been pressured to make sizeable changes in new months as provincial wellness companies discouraged massive gatherings. The Junos have been the first major Canadian awards forced to terminate their celebration throughout the pandemic, in a March final decision that was so final-moment quite a few artists had currently arrived to Saskatoon anticipating the clearly show would go forward.

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Initially, pop singer Alessia Cara was booked as Junos host, but she is not mentioned as a participant on the webcast. She’s still leading the nominees with 6 nods in categories that include pop album, artist of the yr and solitary of the year.

Rapper Tory Lanez trails intently driving Cara with five nominations, whilst Stréliski, Bryan Adams,  Bülow , Nav, Loud Luxury and Shawn Mendes, have 3 each individual.

Numerous of the authentic Junos performances have been dashed from the schedule much too, such as a collaboration in between Stréliski and Metropolis and Colour’s Dallas Environmentally friendly.

The Juno Awards on line presentation will consider location on June 29 at 7 p.m. ET.

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