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Searchlight Contest

Dennis Ellsworth Makes Searchlight Top 10

DennisEllsworthSearchlightTop10.jpgThis week, CBC Searchlight officially announced the top 10 finalists in all 24 regions across Canada for the 2014 edition of Searchlight: the hunt for Canada's best new artist.

A panel of celebrity judges in the CBC's Searchlight competition saved five finalists from elimination because the judges feel they deserve to be in the top 10. Grant Lawrence makes the reveal. We reached top ten finalist Dennis Ellsworth by phone for his reaction. Ellsworth and his song "Things I Want," were selected among 4,000 others competing to be Canada's top new artist.

Vote by visiting cbcmusic.ca/searchlight and vote for your favorite. (photo credit: Leigh Elliott/dennisellsworth.com)

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Searchlight Competition - Vote Now!

Grant Lawrence.jpgWhen CBC launched the Searchlight competition, more than four thousand musicians from across Canada answered the call. The first round of voting ends this Sunday. Only a few will remain in the running for the title of Canada's best new artist. Karen Mair spoke with CBC Music's Grant Lawrence.

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Lenny Gallant - Searchlight Contest

LennyGallantCBC.jpgThe entries are starting to pour in for CBC Music's Searchlight contest, with 25 Islanders entering a song in our national contest. One of those artists is Lenny Gallant. He's not from Rustico - but he is a musician with the name Lenny Gallant. Karen spoke with Lenny "with a Y" in the studio.

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