Are you the Canadiens’ next voice? Habs launch search for anthem singer and host

Think you can fill Ginette Reno's shoes? The Montreal Canadiens are looking for an anthem singer and an in-game host. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — Get your game on Canada, the Montreal Canadiens are looking for a national anthem singer and an in-game host.

Last season, NHL fans were wowed by the singing power of Quebec chanteuse Ginette Reno and teen singing sensation Sara Diamond, but for the upcoming hockey season, the Habs have launched a talent search.

With glowing hearts, we’ll undoubtedly soon see hundreds of Montrealers rise to the challenge.

If you think you’ve got the stuff to follow in the footsteps of anthem powerhouse Roger Doucet, auditions kick off at the Bell Centre by the dawn’s early light on September 9 (for the role of singer), and on September 10 (for that of host).

Both the anthem singer and host must be available for all game nights on weekdays and weekends from September to June.

Not photogenic? No need to apply. The team’s website notes that the ideal in-game host should be attractive and camera-ready, as well as perfectly bilingual and outgoing.

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Participants hoping to snag the singing role will pre-audition by performing in a capella parts of the Canadian and American national anthems. Crooners selected for the next round will have a second audition from the Bell Centre stands in the afternoon.

For those in need of a refresher, the Montreal Canadiens helpfully provided the lyrics to both anthems on the team’s website.

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