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CBC Searchlight Announces Top 100

It’s official! The CBC Searchlight has unveiled their top 100 artists and we couldn’t be more excited! We can’t wait to see which of these talented individuals shine!

According to CBC Music, each artist was judged on the following:

    • Potential for success in the Canadian music industry.
    • Vocal performance, quality of music, and lyric composition.
    • Our judges’ impression of your song and your career to date.
    • Social media engagement and streaming numbers.

Congratulations to all of the CMI Artists who made the cut:

    1. Myles Castello, “Relevant” (Toronto)
    2. Miesha and the Spanks, “Dig Me Out” (Calgary)
    3. Mikey Jose, “Quarterlife” (Vancouver)
    4. Robin Cisek, “Hey Disaster” (Edmonton)
    5. Sarina Haggarty, “Waste of Time” (London, Ont.)
    6. Oliver Michael, “Running in the Dark” (Rossland, B.C.)
    7. Pillow Fite, “Spilt Milk” (Halifax)
    8. Josh Sahunta, “Broken” (Edmonton)
    9. Jordan Astra, “Starting From Scratch” (Toronto)
    10. Jessica Sevier, “Legends of the Summer” (Toronto)
    11. Jeremy Voltz, “Baby This Is Worth It” (Toronto)
    12. J3M, “Space and Time” (Toronto)
    13. FKA Rayne, “Side Effect” (Vancouver)
    14. Cinzia and the Eclipse, “Runaway” (Toronto)
    15. Boosted, “She Wanna” (Vancouver)
    16. Braden Lam, “Second Wind” (Halifax)

See the full Top 100 below.

CBC Music’s Searchlight 2023 Top 100

  1. Ajay Friese, “Fifty” (Victoria)
  2. Amanda Jordan, “Somebody’s Maybe” (Smiths Falls, Ont.)
  3. Amber Walls, “Should Have Listened to Mama” (Blackville, N.B.)
  4. Andrew Dupuis, “Wake Up” (Duhamel, Que.)
  5. Aphrose, “Good Love” (Toronto)
  6. Avery Raquel, “Deep in My Mind” (Brantford, Ont.)
  7. Aviv, “Jimmy’s House” (Toronto)
  8. Avry, “Pillows” (Toronto)
  9. Beau Nectar, “Buds” (Moose Jaw, Sask.)
  10. Blue Ridge Band, “Chasing Sunsets” (Lévis, Que.)
  11. Boosted, “She Wanna” (Vancouver)
  12. Braden Lam, “Second Wind” (Halifax)
  13. Cam Kahin, “Try Again” (Dunnsville, Ont.)
  14. Charles the Emperor, “Dust” (Montreal)
  15. Chloé Caroline, “Twin Flames” (Kingston, Ont.)
  16. Cinzia and the Eclipse, “Runaway” (Toronto)
  17. Close Kicks, “Never Gonna Give This Up” (Lindsay, Ont.)
  18. Cross Parallel, “We Can’t Lose” (Nanaimo, B.C.)
  19. Darcy Scott, “Wasted Spaces” (St. John’s)
  20. Darrian Gerard, “Explosion” (Duncan, B.C.)
  21. Daussen, “Don’t Feel the Same” (Regina, Sask.)
  22. Dawson Gamble, “Dance With Me Darlin'” (Toronto)
  23. Delon Om, “Peace and Love” (Toronto)
  24. Derina Harvey Band, “Waves of Home” (Edmonton)
  25. Donny Lee, “Got Me This Far” (Edmonton)
  26. Eleanor, “Make Sense” (London, Ont.)
  27. Elenee, “Consistently” (Lloydminster, Sask.)
  28. Elissa Mielke, “Paper Moth Flame” (Toronto)
  29. Encore, “Done” (Winnipeg)
  30. Eric Punzo, “Broken Halo” (Toronto)
  31. Excuse Me., “Heavyweight” (Guelph, Ont.)
  32. Exmiranda, “Fresh Fro” (Toronto)
  33. FKA Rayne, “Side Effect” (Vancouver)
  34. Ghostown, “Ghost of Saturday Night” (Summerside, P.E.I.)
  35. Group Project, “Alma Mater” (Montreal)
  36. Hayley Wallis, “Halulu” (Vancouver)
  37. Ivytide, “Flood Lines” (Montreal)
  38. J3M, “Space and Time” (Toronto)
  39. Jace Carrillo, “Equinox” (Montreal)
  40. Jane Wood, “Bitemark” (Toronto)
  41. Jeremy Voltz, “Baby This Is Worth It” (Toronto)
  42. Jess and Tay, “Boy Problems” (Kingston, Ont.)
  43. Jessa Sky, “Surrender” (Edmonton)
  44. Jessica Sevier, “Legends of the Summer” (Toronto)
  45. Johnny Hollow, “The Wild Hunt” (Kitchener, Ont.)
  46. Jordan Astra, “Starting From Scratch” (Toronto)
  47. Josh Alexander, “Hurricane” (Montreal)
  48. Josh Sahunta, “Broken” (Edmonton)
  49. June6xteen, “Polaroid” (Montreal)
  50. Justin Fancy, “Lie” (Conception Bay South, N.L.)
  51. Kaiya Gamble, “Polaroids” (Calgary)
  52. Kasablanca, “Dream About You” (Toronto)
  53. Kasey Nugent, “Spin the Bottle” (Toronto)
  54. Kresnt, “Uptown” (Vancouver)
  55. Kyra Daniel, “Words Mean Something” (Kingston, Ont.)
  56. Laura Cavacece, “Leaving” (Toronto)
  57. Laura Roy, “Odyssey” (Canning, N.S.)
  58. LeFloranco, “Danser avec toi” (Ottawa)
  59. Liyah Katana, “Toxic” (Toronto)
  60. Luna Elle, “Tempo” (Toronto)
  61. Lyle Kam, “June” (Toronto)
  62. Madisyn Gifford, “21” (White Rock, B.C.)
  63. Maeesha b, “Don’t HMU” (Ottawa)
  64. Maggie Andrew, “Better Than You” (Halifax)
  65. Mannie, “Trip” (Toronto)
  66. Mattmac, “Rez (Remix)” (Winnipeg)
  67. Maya Killtron, “Out of My Life” (Toronto)
  68. Miesha and the Spanks, “Dig Me Out” (Calgary)
  69. Mikey Jose, “Quarterlife” (Vancouver)
  70. Milan André Boronell, “Aurora” (Montreal)
  71. Minoe, “Cherry” (Montreal)
  72. Munya Mataruse, “Maramba Doro” (Yellowknife)
  73. Myazwe, “The Plot” (Winnipeg)
  74. Myles Castello, “Relevant” (Toronto)
  75. Nicole Ariana, “Master of Denial” (Halifax)
  76. Oleyada, “U and Me” (Mississauga, Ont.)
  77. Oliver Michael, “Running in the Dark” (Rossland, B.C.)
  78. Pillow Fite, “Spilt Milk” (Halifax)
  79. Pisceze, “Dodging Bullets” (Toronto)
  80. Poolblood, “Twinkie” (Poolblood)
  81. Rachel Cousins, “Hell and High Water” (Portugal Cove-St.Philips, N.L.)
  82. Richard Tichelman, “Missing You” (Surrey, B.C.)
  83. Robin Cisek, “Hey Disaster” (Edmonton)
  84. Rosewood Ave, “Good Ole Days” (Matheson, Ont.)
  85. Sarina Haggarty, “Waste of Time” (London, Ont.)
  86. Shubz, “Don’t Let Me Go” (Ottawa)
  87. Sleep/less, “Surrender” (Winnipeg)
  88. Slightest Clue, “Just Fine” (Vancouver)
  89. The New Hires, “Get Out” (Ottawa)
  90. The Wilderness, “Christina” (Kingston, Ont.)
  91. The Honest Guy, “Lost to the Summer” (Toronto)
  92. Tiz McNamara, “April Fool” (Toronto)
  93. Tyler Del Pino, “Patchwork” (Winnipeg)
  94. Tyler Lorette, “Shattered” (Courtice, Ont.)
  95. Vandelux, “All I’ve Ever Known” (Vancouver)
  96. Victoria Anthony, “New Disaster” (Vancouver)
  97. Waahli, “Te Revoir” (Montreal)
  98. Wayfie, “Call You Mine” (Vancouver)
  99. Wissem, “Maracas” (Montreal)
  100. Yellowsky, “Redemption Point” (Saskatoon)