Regina comes alive during Sunday’s event
© Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
Singer Serena Ryder fields a question from the media after the 2013 Juno Awards broadcast in Regina.
REGINA - It was a high-energy show at the 2013 Juno Awards in Regina on Sunday night.
“Hello Canada. Welcome to the 2013 Juno awards right here in Regina, Saskatchewan,”said host Michael Bublé at the beginning of the broadcast. “Ah Regina, the city that rhymes with fun ... You guys got the Grey Cup coming here. It’s like St. Patrick’s Day except you guys drink way more here.”
During the two-hour show at Brandt Centre, audience members went wild with cheers and applause at many points during the awards broadcast. A total of 7,976 tickets were sold, making Sunday’s broadcast the biggest event ever held at the venue. More than 10 artists and Juno nominees took to the stage to entertain the crowd with memorable performances.
Carly Rae Jepsen, 27, took home the highest number of awards Sunday night, claiming album of the year for her album, Kiss, and single of the year for her international hit, Call Me Maybe. She also performed her hit single at the Junos in a medley with Tonight I’m Getting Over You. Her performance included an outfit change.
Serena Ryder, 30, was a performer and a Juno winner on Sunday. She performed her hit Stompa as the first performance of the show and she teamed up with Billy Talent to perform Stand Up and Run together. Ryder also won adult alternative album of the year, making it the second time she won that award.
“It’s unreal. It’s unbelievable. I’m so, so proud right now because I had the most fun making this record out of any record that I’ve ever made,” said Ryder in a media question and answer session after winning the award. “I just feel so proud and so excited.”
She added she had no idea her song Stompa would be as popular as it was. She said she didn’t know right from the beginning how involved she would be in the Juno Awards this year.
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