Alessia Cara Gets Ready For Her First JUNOs Performance Ever


A day before Canada’s biggest night in music, CTV got the chance to catch up with Alessia Cara during yesteday’s JUNO Awards rehearsal to talk success, her fans and how she’s preparing for her opening performance.

“I never thought I would be here, especially this young,” she told CTV.

This Brampton native exploded onto the scene last year with her anti-social anthem Here. The track found its way onto nearly every Best Songs of 2015 list and has been covered by the likes of Shawn Mendes, Troye Sivan and more.

Cara will be making her JUNOs debut tonight as a performer and three-time nominee, including Best Single of the Year.

Here was such an underdog song, and it took so long to get to number one and I was constantly told it would never make it on radio, so that would be a great accomplishment if it were to [win],” she said.

Watch the exclusive interview here on and catch the JUNO Awards live tonight at at 7E/4P on CTV and CTV GO!