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General News · 10th April 2014
Marguerite Thompson
Hello Cortes!

I am currently competing in the CBC Music Searchlight Competition, the hunt for Canada's best new artist. The winner will receive $20,000 worth of music equipment from Yamaha Canada Music, a professional recording with CBC Music, and a spot on the bill with Tegan and Sara, and Spoon at the Festival in Vancouver. There are many different rounds of voting in this competition, and while winning would be amazing, just advancing at all has been so exciting and has gained me exposure and radio play! I recently made the Top 25 Regional Semi-finalists, (regional being the Vancouver Island area), and am now competing to be a Top 10 Regional Finalist. If I become a Top 10 Regional Finalist, then I go on to compete to be the regional champion, and then and then!
These first several rounds are determined by the public's votes and I'm asking my lovely hometown community for support!
You can vote for me once a day. Right now, I have until Sunday the 13th at noon to get enough votes to be a Top 10 Regional Finalist.
The original song I entered is called "Ooh la la" and some of you have probably heard me sing it at summer performances :)

You can vote for me and my song, plus listen to my music on my CBC Music Artist page. The web address is posted below. Once on my page, just scroll down and click "vote for this artist".

Please vote once a day to help me move forward! Tell your friends and family and anyone else who would want to support. Just making it through the first round has been very rewarding and I really hope to keep advancing!

Thank you friends and family for all your love and support of my music over the years! I will keep you posted with my progress.

Lots of love,