Orange O’Clock now in final four – judges choose winner Friday
The fate of the Sherbrooke band Orange O’Clock is now in the hands, mostly, of the three CBC Searchlight judges after the band made it into the final four out of, originally, 3,334 musical acts from twenty-three different regions across Canada. The public can still vote for their favourite act, however, only the judges will make the final decision, taking into account how much the Canadian public loves each act, among other criteria.
Since March 30th, the public has been voting for its favourite artist on the CBC Searchlight website. After the first two rounds of voting, ten acts from each region, a total of 230, moved on to the next round. In the next round, the public picked their top five artists while the judges chose their five favourites, bringing the number of finalists to ten. In the next round, out of that ten, the three judges chose one favourite each and a fourth that received the most votes from the public.
The judges will now deliberate for a few days and the big winner will be announced this Friday, May 15th, on CBC Radio’s ‘q’. The winner will receive $20,000 worth of Yamaha equipment and will perform at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto, on May 23rd, with the likes of Patrick Watson, Coeur de Pirate and many other Canadian artists.
Members of the Sherbrooke band Orange O’Clock, (left to right) Raphael Fortin, Mickael
Fortin and Anthony Simoneau Dubuc, are very close to being crowned Canada’s Best New Artist!