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Canada
Flag of Canada
Member station CTV
National selection events Internal selection
Appearances
Appearances 15
First appearance #24
Best result 1st: #28, #38
Worst result 20th: #26

Canada has participated in the Retro WWW Song Contest 13 times, debuting in the 24th contest and participating onwards until being relegated from competing in the 32nd and 37th contest. The country has won the contest twice, for the first time in the 28th contest and ten editions later in the 38th contest; both times the victory was brought by Avril Lavigne.

ContestantsEdit

Table key
     Winner
     Second place
     Third place
     Last place
Edn. Province Artist Language Title Place Points 12
24 Flag of Quebec Quebec Céline Dion English "My Heart Will Go On" 2 121 3
25 Flag of Quebec Quebec Mylène Farmer French "Désenchantée" 2 106 2
26 Flag of Ontario Ontario Amy Sky English "We Can't Look Back" 20 37 0
27 Flag of Alberta Alberta Kalan Porter English "Awake in a Dream" 19 40 0
28 Flag of Ontario Ontario Avril Lavigne English "My Happy Ending" 1 137 7
29 Flag of Quebec Quebec Eva Avila English "I Owe It All to You" 12 60 2
30 Flag of Quebec Quebec Leonard Cohen English "Hallelujah" 12 62 0
31 Flag of Quebec Quebec Francis Martin French "Quand on se donne" 16 47 0
33 Flag of Quebec Quebec Céline Dion English "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" 7 74 0
34 Flag of Ontario Ontario Amanda Marshall English "Dark Horse" 8 66 1
35 Flag of Manitoba Manitoba Tom Cochrane English "Life Is a Highway" 15 58 2
36 Flag of Quebec Quebec Lara Fabian English "I Will Love Again" 2 111 3
38 Flag of Ontario Ontario Avril Lavigne English "Keep Holding On" 1 130 5
39 Flag of Quebec Quebec Cindy Daniel French "Sous une pluie d'étoiles" 4 97 1
40 Flag of Ontario Ontario Bryan Adams English "Heaven"

Charting Edit

Title Year CAN
Peak
USA
Peak
WWW
Pos.
Album
"My Heart Will Go On" 1997 1 1 2 Let's Talk About Love
"Désenchantée" 1991 9 2 L'Autre...
"We Can't Look Back" 1998 20 Ordinary Miracles
"Awake in a Dream" 2004 1 19 219 Days
"My Happy Ending" 2004 11 9 1 Under My Skin
"I Owe It All to You" 2006 9 12 Somewhere Else
"Hallelujah" 1984 17 59 12 Various Positions
"Quand on se donne" 1992 16 Quand on se donne
"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" 1996 1 2 7 Falling into You
"Life Is a Highway" 1991 1 6 15 Mad Mad World
"I Will Love Again" 2000 4 32 2 Lara Fabian
"Keep Holding On" 2006 14 17 1 Eragon
"Sous une pluie d'étoiles" 2006 4 J'avoue
"Heaven" 1984 11 1 Reckless
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or were not released.

By province Edit

Bold signifies a victory, whilst italics signify a runner-up.

No. Province Edns
8 Flag of Quebec Quebec #24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 33, 36, 39
5 Flag of Ontario Ontario #26, 28, 34, 38, 40
1 Flag of Alberta Alberta #27
Flag of Manitoba Manitoba #35

Commentators and spokespersonsEdit

CTV broadcasted the Retro WWW Song Contest from the 23rd contest up until the 31st and averaged 1.95 million viewers during its broadcasts. After Canada was relegated from the 32nd, and a continued decrease in ratings, CTV announced that the broadcast would move to CTV Two. However, the broadcaster stated that in the event of a victory, the broadcast would return to the main CTV channel.

Edn(s) Commentator(s) Spokesperson Ratings Channel
#23 Alex Trebek Did not participate 1.14 CTV
#24 Bryan Adams René-Charles Angelil 2.96
#25 Alex Trebek 1.87
#26 Alex Trebek Rick Mercer 1.18
#27 Rick Mercer Joni Mitchell 0.96
#28 Céline Dion 2.47
#29 3.06
#30 Adam & Lorca Cohen 2.71
#31 Margot Kidder 1.16
#32 No commentator Did not participate 0.63 CTV Two
#33 Rick Mercer Anne Murray 1.76
#34 Avril Lavigne 1.62
#35 Amanda Marshall 1.49
#36 Céline Dion 2.26
#37 No commentator Did not participate 0.79
#38 Rick Mercer Amy Sky 2.41
#39 Avril Lavigne 2.98 CTV
#40 Alex Trebek

CTV Two negotiated with Céline Dion in hopes for her return, which was success. Despite Dion's participation, the broadcast only managed to score 1.76 million viewers, 1.20 million less than Dion's participation in the second edition. As a result, a big search was made for Canada's tenth participation, which ended in Canadian pop-rock singer Amanda Marshall representing the nation. Previous winner Avril Lavigne was also appointed as the voting spokesperson, showing the broadcaster's dedication. The contest saw a decrease of viewers with 1.62 million viewers watching the contest. Once again, the contest saw a decrease for the eleventh edition with only 1.49 million viewers tuning in. CTV Two announced that for the 12th participation, a "dance hit" would represent the nation.

The 37th contest saw Canada achieve second place, the nation's highest placing in nine editions. This is also resulted in a 2.26 million viewership; the highest in six editions. However, CTV stated that reaching two million viewers could just be an one-edition special, and that "if this number were to surpassed in the following edition, the contest would return to CTV."

It was shortly announced that Lara Fabian would join Rick Mercer to commentate the 37th edition, a move which was considered a guarantee for a CTV-switch. Hours later, it was also confirmed that both Mercer and Fabian would present the Canadian points as the spokespeople. With famous Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain representing the nation, the buzz was reported to be "the highest" since Céline Dion representing Canada in its 24 debut. Due to the buzz, CTV announced that both CTV and CTV Two would broadcast the contest simultaneously, and that should the ratings pass the 2.26 million mark, the contest would permanently return to CTV. These plans were subsequently cancelled when Canada was relegated from the 37th edition, due to not announcing Twain's entry in time.

CTV later stated that the contest would remain in CTV Two as evident by the poor ratings caused by the Canadian withdrawal. Due to the controversy, Canada had automatically secured its spot for the next edition, though CBC stated that Twain would no longer be representing the country. It was soon announced that the only Canadian winner Avril Lavigne would represent the country being the tenth anniversary. Her song was then revealed as her not-so-charting pop-rock ballad "Keep Holding On". Once again commentated by Rick Mercer, Amy Sky will return to the contest as a spokesperson.

See alsoEdit

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