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A Surrey stop before they sing

Variety talent finalists vie for top spot.
The top 11 finalists for the annual Variety - The Children's Charity Show of Hearts Telethon enjoyed a lunch at White Spot at 152 Street and Highway 10 on Friday afternoon in preparation for their big night. EVAN SEAL PHOTO

Variety – The Children’s Charity has found what it has been looking for. The month-long search for B.C.’s next singing sensation is almost over. The top 11 finalists, all between the ages of 13 and 29, were chosen on Jan. 29 out of hundreds on applicants.

The finalists were brought to Vancouver on Feb. 4 where they received a complimentary lunch at the Surrey White Spot at 152 Street and Highway #10 and performed before a live audience at the Red Robinson Show Theatre.

The winner, selected by a panel of celebrity and industry judges, will appear on the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on Sat. Feb. 12, as well as receive an opportunity to perform in one of Great Canadian Casino’s lounges.

For a full list of the finalists and for more information, visit

 Variety – The Children’s Charity raises funds and distributes grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children who have special needs.

Since 1965, Variety – The Children’s Charity has raised more than $155 million for families and organizations around BC. Variety provides over 1,300 grants to individual families for medical emergencies, therapies, specialized equipment, drug prescriptions, and out-of-town accommodation, meal, and travel costs.

Variety also provides grants to hospitals and children’s organizations for construction, renovations, equipment, and program costs.

Variety’s Got Talent is supported by Air Canada, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, White Spot Restaurants, Sonicbids and the Vista Broadcasting Network.