Searchlight

Searchlight 2020: listen and vote for your favourite new artist now

Discover and vote for your new favourite Canadian song today.

Discover and vote for your new favourite Canadian song today

It's time to vote for your favourite song in Searchlight 2020. (CBC Music)

Last month, we announced the return of Searchlight, inviting musicians of any genre to submit an original song and compete for incredible prizes courtesy of the Juno Awards, the National Music Centre and CBC Music. And you responded in a big, big way: Canadian musicians from every province and territory entered songs this year.

Voting has closed for this round. Please check back on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. ET to see the Top 100 and vote towards who winds up on the Top 10. 

As of Tuesday, Feb. 4, public voting for Searchlight 2020 officially opens! It means you can do exactly what we've been doing behind the scenes at Searchlight: listening for Canada's next great undiscovered, Juno-ready talent. You can show your love by voting for your favourite song once a day, every day.

Voting for Round 1 of Searchlight will continue until Thursday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. ET.

The next round will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and it will be a national top 100. Fifty artists will make it through by popular vote, and the other 50 will make it through by internal judging from a team of CBC Music producers.

From there, we'll proceed to the top 10 finalists on Thursday, Feb. 27, and finally, the winner of Searchlight 2020 will be declared on Thursday, March 5.

Good luck to all Searchlight 2020 participants. And if you want to let the world know who you're voting for, be sure to use #searchlight2020 and tag @CBCMusic in your posts!

Searchlight 2020 is CBC Music's hunt for Canada's best undiscovered talent. (CBC Music )