17 year old singer-songwriter Justine Blanchet started to perform in public at the age of 5. She plays piano, guitar, and saxophone. At 13 years old she toured during seven weeks the province of Quebec as the Lead singer for the Regional Music Cadets camp.
Over the years, she has achieved many distinctions and outstanding awards. Some of her notable appearances include performances at the Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Cafe, Global News Montreal, Big Valley Jamboree, RBC Bluesfest (She’s the One) and Diamonds in the Rough showcase (CCMA).
She has recently released four singles: Sing Like No One’s Watching, Young Love, Feelin’ Free and the heart-melting duet Ready to Fly. Her songs were played in numerous community and small market radio stations across Canada.
I am born in a musical family in Quebec, Canada. Homeschooled, we all learned to play many instruments as part of our curriculum. As a family, we performed at church, camps and hospitals. Many called us the ‘Von Blanchet’ family!!!
My best memory of this period was when I was 10 year old. We were singing Christmas songs for folks with dementia. My great grand-mother was among them. As we started singing, people started to sing with us, remembering all the lyrics!! That’s when I realized for the first time the power of music. I knew from that moment that I wanted to be a singer.
Two years later, I spent most of my summer in the hospital, this time as a patient! My appendix had burst, and I had a very bad infection. Having lots of time to think, I decided to commit my life to singing. Noticing my commitment and hard work, my mom entered me in various competitions.
At first, I didn’t win anything, but with perseverance I started to achieve more and more distinctions and awards.
Awards & Recognition
Diamonds in the Rough Showcase (2018)
Semi-Finalist – Big Valley Jamboree (2017)
Second Runner up – Seacoast Idol (2017)
First place – Brome Fair (2016)
Finalist – She’s the One (RBC Bluesfest) (2016)
Gold medal with honor – Bravissimo Competition (2016)
2nd place – Vermont Maple Festival (2016)
First place – Loaded with Talents Competition (2015)