The Searchlight finale will air Sunday, April 9 at 6:00 pm E.T. on CBC-TV and on our facebook page, facebook.com/cbcmusic.
CBC Music’s annual contest to find Canada's next big music act is back.
This year, we have some huge prizes in store for the winner, who will be chosen on a prime-time TV broadcast April 9 (you can watch last year's here). New for this year, the grand prize winner will also receive an original song commission for Canada’s 150 celebration and a two-week songwriting residency, with a celebrity mentor, from the Banff Centre to write it. The winner will debut the song at the 2017 CBC Music Festival in Toronto, followed by a Searchlight concert with the other top four finalists on July 2 as part of the National Arts Centre’s concert series.
Here are some links to help you along:
For more, including playlists highlighting some of this year's acts, go to cbcmusic.ca/searchlight
Below, Check out some of the highlights from last year’s competition, including winner Desirée Dawson.