Lexi Strate is a singer/songwriter from Cochrane and she is officially one step closer to winning $50,000 for Cochrane's COVID-19 relief fund.
Toronto Raptors star Serge Ibaka started a live talent show on Instagram called “How Talented Are You?”. The winner of the Instagram competition will not only get a signed Raptors jersey but also a donation of money to their city or region's novel coronavirus relief effort. That amount currently sits at $50,000.
Strate entered the Instagram contest by submitting her COVID-19 song "Don't Stand So Close To Me" (Which can be seen here) and got Ibaka dancing along to her rendition of Amy Winehouse's "Valerie" which lead to her moving onto round-two and that much closer to the $50,000 prize.
Strate, who is a die-hard Toronto Raptors fan says it was a dream come true "I don’t know if I have ever been that nervous before”
"I’m really hoping that I can bring that 50K home to Cochrane. It would be totally insane and I feel like we could really use it”
The start date of round two of "How Talented Are You?" is expected to be announced soon. You can follow along with the talent show here and check out Lexi Strate's first-round performance below.