Logan Staats wins CTV’s The Launch

TORONTO — This week Canada is finally getting to see what Six Nations and the surrounding area have known for a long time — Logan Staats, his songs and his musical gifts are fire. The self-proclaimed “love child of rock & roll and soul” took top prize on CTV’s newest reality show ‘The Launch’ this

TORONTO — This week Canada is finally getting to see what Six Nations and the surrounding area have known for a long time — Logan Staats, his songs and his musical gifts are fire.

The self-proclaimed “love child of rock & roll and soul” took top prize on CTV’s newest reality show ‘The Launch’ this week — being selected from a handful of other seasoned Canadian artists to record and ‘launch’ a song nation wide.

Three acts were in the running to record the song “The Lucky Ones”: The Revel Boys, Vivian Hicks and Logan Staats. Ultimately the Revel Boys were not selected to continue in the competition but Hicks and Staats were chosen by show judges country star Shania Twain, music mogul Scott Borchetta and producer/songwriter busbee to record the song and perform it for a live audience.

Staats version of the song was chosen as the winner and the song released for download live after the show aired on January 10.

CTV’s all-new, original music series was the #1 program in its time slot when it premiered last Wednesday, while Staat’s single immediately debuted at #1 on iTunes across Canada beating out Justin Timberlake and Ed Sheeran.

Across social media #TheLaunch trended #1 in Canada following the show.

The Launch continues to air on CTV every Wednesday with new contestants each week through to February 21.

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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