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Bachman inspires hockey anthem semifinalist
Toronto composer Gerry Mosby was inspired by Randy Bachman to compete in Canada’s Hockey Anthem Challenge.
The contest to find new theme music for Hockey Night in Canada was launched June 19 by CBC Sports after it didn’t renew the rights to The Hockey Theme, which were subsequently purchased by CTV Inc.
Mosby, a professional writer and musician, heard that Bachman, one of his favourite Canadian artists, planned to submit several entries in the contest, so he followed suit with Ice Warriors.
Mosby’s composition was featured Wednesday on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, who is offering sneak peeks of the five semifinalists each night.
Edmonton’s Colin Oberst, with Canadian Gold, and Toronto’s Robert Fraser Burke, with Sticks to the Ice, were profiled Monday and Tuesday night, respectively.
Television viewers can enjoy all five semifinalist submissions in their entirety on the Hockey Night In Canada Anthem Challenge, a one-hour special hosted by Ron MacLean and Stroumboulopoulos on Oct. 4 (CBC, 9 p.m. ET local time).
Each of the five semifinalists will be introduced with a recording of their respective entry ó produced by Bob Rock, a multiple Juno Award winner, and a full orchestra ó played on the show.
The opening round of voting begins immediately following the program, and closes Oct. 7.
Canadians can cast their votes at, by phone and via SMS on their mobile phones.
The two finalists will be announced during a special Thursday edition of Hockey Night in Canada on Oct. 9, when the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Detroit and the Calgary Flames visit the Vancouver Canucks.
That is when the second round of voting opens, closing on Oct. 10.
The winning submission will be revealed Oct. 11 on Hockey Night In Canada’s traditional Saturday night doubleheader (Montreal Canadiens at Toronto, Vancouver at Calgary).
The winner of Canada’s Hockey Anthem Challenge will receive $100,000 in cash and half of the ongoing royalties, with the other half invested in minor hockey.