Simu Liu to host the Juno Awards for the second year in a row

Nov 30 2022, 5:09 pm

Simu Liu did so well hosting the 2022 Juno Awards in Toronto that he was asked to return for the second year in a row.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC announced on Wednesday that theĀ Shang-ChiĀ star will be taking the stage again as the host of the 2023 Juno Awards in Edmonton.

The 33-year-old actor also teased a cover of a famous Alberta-born rock band.

ā€œThere are no words to describe the incredible energy that took over Toronto last spring and I canā€™t wait to help bring that to Edmonton,” said Liu in a statement.

“If you thought my rendition of ā€˜Complicatedā€™ was good, just wait until you hear my Nickelback cover.”

Liu had many stand-out moments his first time manning the Junos stage.

Besides the aforementioned parody of Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated,” Liu impressed Canadians with his comedic chops in an epic “I am Canadian!” speech, inspired by a classic 2000s commercial.

He also showed off his dance skills, performing Bhangra to Tesher’s hit song “Jalebi Baby.”

“From his ā€˜I Am Canadianā€™ monologue to his extraordinary ‘Jalebi Baby’ duet alongside Tesher, Simu was a fan favourite on the Junos stage last year,ā€ said Allan Reid, President & CEO of CARAS and The Juno Awards, in a statement.

ā€œWhen it comes to entertainment, there really isn’t anything he can’t do and weā€™re thrilled to see how he evolves the role in 2023.ā€

The 52nd annual Juno Awards land in Edmonton for the first time in nearly 20 years on Monday, March 13, 2023.

The show will broadcast and stream live across Canada at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Musicā€™s Facebook,Ā YouTubeĀ andĀ TwitterĀ pages.

You can also see Liu host live by grabbing tickets atĀ www.ticketmaster.ca/junos.

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