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Searchlight 2019: key dates

Editorial Staff

Are you planning to enter Searchlight 2019? Here are all the dates you need to know, from the opening day of the submission period on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to the grand-prize winner announcement on Thursday, March 7.

  • Submission period: starts on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 2:59 p.m. ET.
  • Round 1: voting begins on all eligible songs on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. ET and ends Thursday, Feb. 14 at 2:59 p.m. ET.
  • Round 2: voting begins on the top 100 on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m. ET and ends on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 2:59 p.m. ET.
  • Round 3: judges vote on the top 10 from Thursday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. ET until Tuesday, March 5, at 2:59 p.m. ET.
  • Final: the grand prize winner will be announced on q on Thursday, March 7, at 10:45 a.m. AT.

Good luck to all our contestants!


Searchlight 2018 winner: aquakultre

Searchlight 2019: rules and regulations

Get ready for Searchlight 2019, our hunt for Canada's next great undiscovered talent