Austin McCarthy was named the 2014 Collingwood Idol at the finals, as part of the annual Canada Day Celebrations. Six finalists were chosen during the qualifying rounds, held on Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th. Austin McCarthy, Ian Raeburn-Gibson, Abby Woodhouse, Madison Harcourt, Natalie Jurke and Emma Wright competed in the finals, and audience members cast their ballots through live text voting.
Second place went to Madison Harcourt, and Ian Raeburn-Gibson took third place.
18-year-old Austin McCarthy won over the audience, and celebrity judges Stephen Hanmore, DJ Lenny, Tara McKenzie, Sacha Law, and Drew Wright. Thank you to all competitors and voters for another great year of Collingwood Idol.
For more information about Austin McCarthy or to book him for your event, please visit his website.
McCarthy currently has a single in Nashville and the producers have asked him for more. Locals can catch McCarthy playing on Wednesday, July 23rd at Jazz at the Station along with his parents Erica and Mike in the Mike McCarthy Band.