The Rising Star Talent Competition was sponsored by the CNE Foundation.
The CNE’s Rising Star Talent Competition just wrapped its 36th year of showcasing young artists. The competition featured talented performers in a wide variety of genres competing for prize money in front of a live audience of CNE fairgoers!
Selected singers, dancers, musicians and even a ventriloquist performed at the 2023 CNE on the International Stage in Hall B, at the Enercare Centre. Congratulations to our 2023 Rising Star winners Kaitlyn Lau from the Junior Category and Thea Asedillo from the Youth Category! For a list of all our Rising Star winners, see below.
Grand Champion – Kaitlyn Lau
1st Runner Up – Sonam Kalsang
2nd Runner Up – Lauren Lee
3rd Runner Up – Zaria Elliott
4th Runner Up – Chloe Tiongson
5th Runner Up – Marielle Shvaitser
Grand Champion – Thea Asedillo
1st Runner Up – Ivanna Vaitkus
2nd Runner Up – Lia Waldie
3rd Runner Up – Elise Jefford
4th Runner Up – Ian Perez
5th Runner Up – Taking Back August