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Rising Star 2022

Rising Star

The Rising Star Talent Competition is sponsored by the CNE Foundation.

The CNE’s Rising Star Talent Competition is in its 36th year of showcasing young artists. The competition features talented performers in a wide variety of genres competing for prize money in front of a live audience of CNE fairgoers!

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Selected singers, dancers, actors, musicians, magicians, and comedians performed at the 2022 CNE on the International Stage in Hall B, at the Enercare Centre. Congratulations to our 2022 Rising Star winners Ishaan Grotra from the Junior Category and Leon Shvaitser from the Youth Category! We look forward to showcasing new talent at this year’s event. Review the competition Rules & Regulations here.