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A Chateauguay woman featured at Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

le vendredi 24 mars 2023
Modifié à 17 h 07 min le 24 mars 2023
Par Valérie Lessard


Lindsay Alexander.( Photo : Courtesy Virgin Radio)

Lindsay Alexander had the opportunity to sing in front of thousands of people at Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 19. As the winner of a contest organized by Virgin radio station, she performed while marching down St-Catherine Street.

Translation Amanda Bennett

Contacted the day after this emotional day, Lindsay Alexander told the newspaper she was surprised when she arrived at the parade, as she initially thought she would be singing on a float. “But I ended up having to sing and walk. At least it kept me warm!” she laughed. 

The weather was particularly chilly and windy that day, but the Chateauguay resident nonetheless has fond memories of it. “It was incredible! It was really, really cool. My fiancé was there, my best friend too. I also saw friends from Chateauguay lined up along the street,” said Ms. Alexander.

Lindsay Alexander with Kimberley Moreau and Guy Irish Berger. (Photo : Courtesy)

Performing Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Lizzo

The artist was tasked with singing three songs preselected by Virgin from the station’s top 10. She sang Flowers by Miley Cyrus, Cuff It by Beyoncé and About Damn Time by Lizzo. “I didn’t know the Beyoncé song, so I had to learn it in a few days. I was so nervous,” she said. “She is so talented. It was an honour to sing the song.”

Virgin Radio had organized a competition to find a karaoke star to sing during the show. “It was really simple to sign up. All we had to do was send in our contact details and a video clip,” explained the woman who was selected at the end of the process.

Active in the region

Lindsay Alexander has a passion for singing and is a baker by trade. She often takes part in shows with her sidekick Steve Montour, with whom she forms the acoustic duo Sweet Emotions. They occasionally perform at the BLVD restaurant in Châteauguay. They also participate in local Canada Day festivities.

Originally from Toronto, she says she has had Châteauguay tattooed on her heart since she moved here a few years ago. “It’s such a beautiful community. I want to stay here forever,” she exclaimed.