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Canadian Singer Wins Grand Prize in Japan Anime Song Audition

by dtshyk
Sep 22, 2008 5:49 AM | 25 Comments
According to OCN news, a Canadian amateur singer Catherine St Onge won the grand prize in the 2nd Japan Anime Song Contest. She was selected from 3,186 entries mostly Japanese. The last grand prize winner Kita Shuuhei has already made his debut with the OP song of PERSONA -trinity soul- and he also sang the OP song of Natsume Yuujinchou. Her first song will be shown in a new anime to be aired next year.

Source: OCN News
Source: J:COM press release (pdf file)

She sang "Silly-go-round" (.hack//Roots) in the first round and "Adesso e Fortuna" (Record of Lodoss War OVA) in the second.

Souce: BARKs news (with a picture)

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GOO CANADIAN!

Sep 24, 2008 5:56 PM by StephanBlackhawk

OH SNAP! Go Canadian person who I don't know but will know once I hear your song~
There's also another Canadian band in japan- Monkey Majik. They're pretty cool.

Also Persona OP <3

Hope to hear this persons song~

Sep 24, 2008 5:14 PM by panda_general

Wow! Kudos to her! I think that's amazing. I also think it's fantastic that the judges looked at talent rather than ethnicity :D

selective_yellow said:
Canadians suck at music.
We have some good bands/singers :O

But its true, we do churn out better comedians and hockey players, than musicians ^^

Sep 23, 2008 6:33 PM by Kineta

selective_yellow said:
Canadians suck at music.


What are you talking about?

Sep 23, 2008 3:37 PM by Code_Monkey

It seems that recently I keep finding more cool people who are Canadian. >_o

Sep 23, 2008 1:00 PM by OverChasm

Wow! Congates!

Sep 23, 2008 6:58 AM by Cookie-chan-

dtshyk said:
I think she should be HIMEKA. I don't think there are more than one French Canadian named Cathrine living in Tokyo who participated in the anime song contest.

Yeah, like I said, after checking the top 10 and knowing she was in the top 10, I'm pretty sure it's her. This really did make my day though. :3 I guess since I lack extravagant dreams like this, I love seeing people with such dreams succeed.

Sep 22, 2008 6:30 PM by atlantiza

I think she should be HIMEKA. I don't think there are more than one French Canadian named Cathrine living in Tokyo who participated in the anime song contest.

Sep 22, 2008 6:23 PM by dtshyk

Haruhi 2's OP singer yes please.

Sep 22, 2008 6:21 PM by LoveWifeLunch

LOL WOW i thought in HIMEKA too when I read this.
It is really Himeka? I would be surprised.

*I'm already surprised because it seems that someone of us know her xD*

Sep 22, 2008 6:02 PM by Miyuki

cyruz said:
W00t, Kita Shuuhei banzai! I love this guy's OP for persona. Great track, hope to see and hear more from him.

This topic isn't even about him, lol. o_o

Sep 22, 2008 3:53 PM by atlantiza

W00t, Kita Shuuhei banzai! I love this guy's OP for persona. Great track, hope to see and hear more from him.

Sep 22, 2008 3:49 PM by cyruz

Congrats to her. I didn't know that about Kita Shuuhei either, love his OP for Natsume Yuujinchou.

Sep 22, 2008 3:46 PM by windy

Congrats, Onge san!:D

Sep 22, 2008 3:46 PM by aqffnetlikes

Mellie said:

Yeah I was thinking about HIMEKA as well! I sure hope it's HIMEKA, she really deserves it. And I want her to have her debut and own songs.

I'm pretty sure it's her... After checking the top 10, she was the only foreigner at all. And it sure did look like her. Glad to see at least one other person on here has some idea who this is. XD

Sep 22, 2008 3:46 PM by atlantiza

I didn't know Kita Shuuhei made his debut because of this contest.. nice. I love the Persona -Trinity Soul- OP.

atlantiza said:
Isn't that HIMEKA?! Omfg. I'm seriously OMFGing. This is for Animax, correct? I'm 99.99999% HIMEKA's name is Catherine. Omg. Don't mind all my omg/omfgs. I'm so proud of her. Ahhh... so this is the joy one feels when a more-than-amateur artist they know gets the opportunity to make it big. And, well, if this isn't the girl I am thinking of... /cut.

Yeah I was thinking about HIMEKA as well! I sure hope it's HIMEKA, she really deserves it. And I want her to have her debut and own songs.

Sep 22, 2008 1:44 PM by Mellie

Pewdie said:
congratz to all swedish ppl!


thank you? or something? xD

Sep 22, 2008 1:38 PM by Serenti

lifve said:
does she sing japanese song?,
great news btw.

Lol, yes.

Sep 22, 2008 1:36 PM by atlantiza

cabbit-chan said:
magentaanbu said:
Well that's cool :D
Congrats to all Canadians xD


Why? They didn't do anything...

You should be congratulating her
Her nationality had nothing to do with it :P T'was just her talent.
Although it is amazing that a foreigner could win a Japanese competition.

I look forward to hearing her song :P


pew pew pew,

congratz to all swedish ppl!

(I just felt like it)

Sep 22, 2008 1:34 PM by Pewdie

does she sing japanese song?,
great news btw.

Sep 22, 2008 1:31 PM by zefiriss