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THE LAUNCH Recap: What Happened, Who Won & Hear ALL The Launched Songs

Posted on January 10, 2018

Here’s the complete The Launch rundown.

With a ton of other musical reality shows out there, The Launch is like no other. It’s a six-part series with superstar judges and mentors like Shania Twain, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels, music mogul Scott Borchetta and more. The biggest differences with this series is that there is a brand new winner every single week and that winner releases their single that exact night. 

Crazy, right? Talk about instant gratification. So, now let’s get to know our winners a little better.

Week 1: Logan Staats

After seeing three super talented acts, The Revel Boys, Vivian Hicks and Logan Staats, compete for the chance to record the winning single “The Lucky Ones”, it was Logan that was named The Launch‘s first ever winner.

Photo: Logan Staats

Logan Staats has been doing music since his teens and his passion and experience shine through when he performs. He was born on the Six Nations Reserve, but later moved to the small town of Brantford, Ontario where he began his quest into the music scene.

With a gritty, soulful voice not quite like anyone else, he knows exactly who he is and it shows in his unique sound. His drive to be successful in the music biz has not only landed him his spot on The Launch, but also on stage with acts like Mumford and Sons.

We can’t wait to see what comes next from Logan, but for now we’ll be enjoying his amazing rendition of “The Lucky Ones”.  Check it out: 

Watch Logan’s performance below: 


Week 2: Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine 

Winning The Launch wasn’t something that just fell into the laps of Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine. After pouring hours and hours into their music, it’s now all paying off. With Elijah composing their music and Jamie laying down her super soulful vocals, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

Photo: Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine The Launch

The pair began to work together after Elijah heard Jamie’s voice on a song a friend had recorded and was impressed. It didn’t take long for them to team up – four days later, Elijah and Jamie were working together in Elijah’s studio. The rest is history! 

“Ain’t Easy” is officially stuck in our heads. After you listen to it, it’ll be stuck in yours too. Listen now:

Watch Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine’s performance & prepare to be blown away:


Week 3: The Static Shift

Meet Mitchell Brady on guitar and lead vocals, Keone Friesen on bass, harmonica and background vocals, and Isaiah Stonehouse on drums and background vocals. Together, they’re The Static Shift. They’re also the winners of week 3 of The Launch.


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Rather than fitting into one specific genre, their sound is a mix of classic rock, alternative and indie, creating an original sound that transports you back in time. The Static Shift has been on the music scene for years, pinning down some pretty impressive achievements along the way.

The band made history by becoming the youngest band to ever headline the Blues Can and have also shared a stage with Trooper, Northern Pikes, The Sheep Dogs and many more. Impressive

Winning The Launch is just the start of a long, successful career for this band. Listen to their single “Wide Awake”:

Watch The Static Shift’s performance:


Week 4: Poesy

Poetic is likely the first word that’ll come to mind when you hear Sarah Botelho sing, making her stage name, Poesy perfectly fitting and authentic. With a sound that’s true to the alt indie genre, Poesy truly made this week’s song, “Soldier Of Love” her own.



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Poesy has said she draws inspiration from literature, 70s rock and even her own mundane tasks to create her original music. Her debut EP, “The Spotless Mind” was released with a short story accompanying each song on it.

Having won The Launch this week is simply the next step in Poesy’s creative journey.

Listen to “Soldier Of Love” now:

Watch Poesy’s live performance:


Week 5: Jayd Ink

It’s safe to say that Jayd Ink blew the judges, and anyone watching the show, away when she took center stage for her audition on The Launch this week. Her unique sound and powerful vocals means that she’s able to make any song she takes on her own. Need proof? She auditioned with Justin Bieber’s smash hit “Sorry” in front of Julia Michaels, one of the co-writers of the song, and Julia declared her a “damn star.”


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Back in 2015, Jayd released her debut EP called “Invitation Only” and has since been headlining shows in Toronto and has even travelled to Japan to perform alongside K.Camp, DJ Whoo Kid, and Silento. Impressive.

Listen to “Codes” right now:

Watch Jayd Ink’s live performance here:


Week 6: Ethan Young

Ethan Young may be lacking in years compared to other contestants on The Launch, but he more than makes up for it with his natural musical talent. Having started super young, Ethan is no stranger to performing. He attended Karen Kain School of the Arts and was one of the Mini Pop Kids with whom he’s performed sold out shows across the province.


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Even at his young age, Ethan realizes the importance of giving back, leading him to perform at various charity events. Being crowned the sixth and final winner of The Launch this season means the stage will only get bigger for Ethan from here on out.

Listen to Ethan Young’s single “Giants” here:

Watch Ethan’s live performance:

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