Britney Davis wins CBC Toronto's Song in the 6ix
Singer wins $10,000, plus a CBC-produced music video
Toronto, this is your new anthem.
After an exhaustive two-month search and nearly 300 odes to Toronto, the winner is ... singer-songwriter Britney Davis!
Davis will receive $10,000 as well as a CBC-produced music video for From the Six.
The 21-year-old Mississauga native arrived at CBC Toronto Tuesday, thinking it was for an interview with all 12 finalists.
"I knew there was something fishy going on," after CBC Toronto hosts Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond broke the news to her.
"I am so excited, so excited," she said.
Davis can play the alto saxophone and bass guitar and is currently learning to play the keyboard.
"I grew up with music. I just fell in love with music at a young age," she said.
Davis said she wanted to "include everybody in the city" when she wrote From the Six.
"I talked about the different cultures, the different races, the different places that you can go."
A CBC jury comprised of Gill Deacon, Errol Nazareth, Sonia Arab, Tom Power and Shad went through hundreds of submissions before picking Davis.