Contributed photo Richard Tichelman is a competitor in Searchlight 2019.

White Rock singer in Searchlight contest

Richard Tichelman is in the running with his original song Big House

Popular White Rock singer-songwriter Richard Tichelman is one of the competitors in the CBC Searchlight 2019 contest.

The first round of voting in the yearly hunt for “Canada’s undiscovered musical talent” closes Feb. 14.

The pop-folk-country performer and his band, featured recently at Vancouver’s Railway Club and The Roxy, are in the running for his original song Big House.

Members of the public are allowed to vote online once per day in the contest, which is judged by a combination of audience voting and a panel of Canadian music industry celebrities.

Prizes include a Juno Award master class, a week recording at the National Music Centre in Calgary and a chance to perform at the 2019 CBC Music Festival. White Rock-raised singer Desiree Dawson was the Searchlight champion in 2016.

Winners will be announced on March 7.

For more information, and to vote, visit cbcmusicsearchlight.ca

Just Posted

Woman found dead in Okanagan Lake identified as Surrey resident

Police ‘do not believe criminality was involved’ in the death of 29-year-old Caitlin Bradley

COLUMN: Delta residents and businesses can help make a difference

Delta police chief Neil Dubord writes about the power of crowd-sourcing

North Delta crime beat, week of April 7

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

Students run blood, stem cell donor drive at Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade

Volunteer youth group One Blood for Life aims to create a more ethnically diverse stem cell registry

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Victims injured in Lower Mainland deck collapse ranged from 15 to 83 years old

Victim Services staff have reached out to those hurt and their families

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Torched SUV linked to Vancouver’s fourth homicide

Manoj Kumar, 30, was found dead from gunshot wounds in the Kitsilano neighbourhood

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Ex-mayor of northern village claims its drivers are overpaying ICBC $1,800 a year

Darcy Repen says data shows Telkwa households are being ripped off for car insurance

Deadly synthetic drug found in Kamloops that puts users in ‘zombielike’ state

Interior Health warning says substance causes ‘speedy, trippy-like symptoms’ and hallucinations

Most Read