The 2019 Junos Red Carpet Was Deeply Canadian

Tessa Virtue! Rick Mercer! Ontario politicians?
Tessa Virtue attends the 2019 Juno Awards.
Tessa Virtue attends the 2019 Juno Awards.

The Junos are like the Grammys, but more Canadian. That means politicians on the red carpet, frequent interjections of "Huh, I didn't know they were Canadian." and outfits that don't always go there they way they do at the big American awards shows. We're understated and cool, we get it.

But, this year brought us Jeremy Dutcher, who's doing for Canadian red carpets what Billy Porter did stateside (we love a good cape!). Here are the best looks and biggest names on this year's Junos red carpet.

Jeremy Dutcher
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Jeremy Dutcher in a stunning floral cape.
Sarah McLachlan
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Host Sarah McLachlan in a dress that looks excessively difficult to walk in.
Coeur de pirate
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Béatrice Martin, known by her stage name Coeur de pirate, looks like she's thinking about how easy it would be for Sarah McLachlan to trip on that train.
Tessa Virtue
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Tessa Virtue opted for a tamer, jumpsuit version of Sarah McLachlan's dress.
David Foster
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It's easy to forget that former "Real Housewives" villain David Foster is Canadian, but he's actually from Victoria and has a decades-long music career.
Hubert Lenoir
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Well, this isn't boring!
Andrea Horwath and Jill Andrew
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Ontario's NDP leader Andrea Horwath, left, and Toronto MPP Jill Andrew look thrilled to be out of Queen's Park for the night.
Jann Arden
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Never stop being you, Jann Arden.
Rick Mercer
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Doesn't he look like he's plotting something mischievous?
Amanda Parris
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Go big or go home.
Jessie Reyez
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This looks comfy af, which isn't something you can always say about awards show outfits.
Chromeo
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Wallpaper chic.
Maestro Fresh Wes
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A symphony of monochromatic tones in full effect.

Blessed
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Stylish, and clearly the ones having the most fun already.
Meghan Patrick
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Tulle, leather and a classic red-carpet pose.
The Washboard Union
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One of these things is not like the others, but they are all wearing matching shirts.
Exco Levi
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This is a nice, breezy, hopeful-for-spring look.

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