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Bryan Adams, Jann Arden join CTV singing competition 'The Launch'

Last Updated Oct 12, 2018 at 11:21 am MDT

Canadian rock star Bryan Adams appears as a witness at a Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Adams and Jann Arden have joined CTV's singing competition "The Launch." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

TORONTO – Bryan Adams and Jann Arden have joined CTV’s singing competition “The Launch.”

The network says the Canadian singer-songwriters will both be mentors on the series, which is shooting its second season.

Adams will also be a music producer.

Other acclaimed producers who’ve signed on to the show include Jon Levine, Alex Hope, and Shaun Frank.

Previously announced celebrity mentors include Sarah McLachlan, Max Kerman of Arkells, Ryan Tedder, and Marie-Mai.

The series sees emerging artists competing for a chance to create a new hit single.

The new season will premiere on CTV and VRAK in early 2019.