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Sudbury-born musician Justine Giles up for contest, but needs your votes to win

She has been selected as a finalist in the Jim Beam’s Virtual National Talent Search
Justine Giles. (Supplied)

Sudbury born singer-songwriter Justine Giles has been selected as a finalist in Jim Beam’s Virtual National Talent Search. 

The Jim Beam National Talent Search Tour takes place Oct. 13-20 in celebration of Canadian Music Week, with 30-minute webisodes spotlighting five bands from eight Canadian cities. 

Hosted by Josie Dye of Indie88 Radio, each of the resulting regional webisodes will be streamed via and plus Vimeo, and YouTube as well as partnering radio stations across the country.

The 40 bands have already recorded socially-distanced studio sessions, which will be edited so each indie artist or group will sound their best and shine online. All 40 artists will also receive a master tape of the multi-track sound recording and the accompanying multi-camera video to be used in any way they wish to promote themselves.

Giles, who is now based in Calgary, is the Calgary regional finalist in the contest. 

The video premieres at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, and will then be open to receiving online votes. 

Fans are invited to vote for their favourite band/artist to play live at the Jim Beam INDIES in 2021 at Voting closes Nov. 3.