97 South Developing BC Songwriters Contest

We’re Very Pleased to Introduce our Contest Winner...

Olivia Penalva
Olivia Penalva


With over 5 million views on her YouTube channel, Olivia Penalva's talent speaks for itself. A singer-songwriter from Kelowna, BC, her passion and commitment to developing her music career is undying.

Over the years Olivia has collaborated with hit songwriters and producers including Pam Shayne, co-writer of "Genie in a Bottle" (Christina Aguilera) and Brian West, former member of Philosopher Kings, who produced her single, ‘Ferris Wheel’.

Most recently, Olivia's cover of John Hiatt's ‘Have a Little Faith in Me’ was featured on American Idol.

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