Or­ange O’Clock now in fi­nal four – judges choose win­ner Fri­day

Stanstead Journal - - AWARDS -

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!

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