Feist emerges victorious at the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. --CBC Music
In mere hours, one Canadian act will be asked what they're going to do with $30,000. The 2013 Polaris Music Prize
will be awarded Monday night at Toronto's Carlu, and making the final decision is a Grand Jury of 11 music media-types, including two with strong CBC ties: Katherine Duncan
, host of CBC Radio 2
's The Key of A
, and CBC Music
contributor Andrea Warner
But people have been talking Polaris for weeks now -- especially at CBC Music. The bloodsport battle for Canada's "Ultimate Polaris Prize winner
" is down to its final match; they've hypothesized on "Who Would Have Won the Polaris in the 1990s
." And, once their team reaches the venue tonight, CBC Music will be leading another discussion. Visit the site
at 8 p.m. ET and chat with their insiders about all things Polaris, while watching live video from CBC Radio 3 and CBC Music.
But an informed opinion is better than just rhythmically smashing your fists into the keyboard, even if you're doing so in time to Purity Ring's Odebear. So before you sound off on how Justin Bieber should totally win the Polaris because he recorded the best Canadian album of all time, best acquaint yourself with who's actually nominated.