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CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight 2022: the Top 10 finalists | CBC

The judges have made their decisions: we are now down to the 10 best of the best

The Top 10 national finalists in CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight 2022 have been decided. (CBC)

CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight 2022 began back in April, with Canadian musicians from every province and territory entering their best original songs. Your votes were cast and counted, we listened to every song and checked out every artist, and you helped us pick our national Top 100.

That’s when our judges took over. Here’s how we decided on the best of the best, the Top 10 finalists for CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight 2022, our hunt for Canada’s greatest undiscovered musical talent:

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

Please also note that the quality of each song is being judged on audio, not video. 

Below, you’ll find the 10 finalists in alphabetical order. Congratulations to them all!

Fionn, ‘I Won’t Lie’ (White Rock, B.C.)

Alanna and Brianne Finn-Morris are the twin sisters behind the electro-folk-pop unit Fionn from the Vancouver area — and they are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with on a national level. Dedication, creativity and drive are just a few words that describe the artistry of the twins, who have already released a string of singles and albums on 604 Records.