Junos

Inside the Junos, episode 5: the best acceptance speeches

From k.d. lang to Leonard Cohen to Sarah McLachlan, we look back at the top five.

From k.d. lang to Leonard Cohen to Sarah McLachlan, we look back at the top 5

'So I am here to tell you my friends and my countrymen, that it is OK to be you. It is OK to let your freak flags fly, and embrace the quirkmeister that's inside of all of us.' k.d. lang (LIam Richards/The Canadian Press)
At one time or another, we’ve all looked into a mirror and given a mock acceptance speech. Of the thousands given at the JUNOS, there are five that stand out. Hear them now! 14:54

At one time or another, we've all looked into a mirror and given a mock acceptance speech. But many artists say that they don't prepare one for award shows, as they don't expect to win.

Of the countless speeches given at the Junos, these are the five that stand out.

Wherever you are in the world, you can watch the 2018 Juno Awards broadcast live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25 at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

Related:

Inside the Junos, episode 1: the story of the first Juno Awards

Inside the Junos, episode 2: why Rascalz refused their 1998 award

Inside the Junos, episode 3: what makes a great opening monologue 

Inside the Junos, episode 4: how the Junos got its name

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