Desiree Dawson Wins CBC Searchlight 2016!

| May 25, 2016 | 8 Comments

Did you follow CBC Searchlight 2016? Celebrating its fourth year, it is a contest where musicians from all corners of Canada compete for a grand prize worth $50 000! This year’s top four finalists got to perform before a studio audience and CBC’s celebrity judging panel during a prime-time televised broadcast to win the top honours. More than 2 000 acts submitted songs from various genres of music. After all of the votes were cast, this year’s winner was announced: Desiree Dawson!


Desiree Dawson


Desiree Dawson resides in Whiterock, British Columbia. Desiree is a warm-hearted and humble woman who wows audiences during her performances with her ukulele. She has had chart-topping singles on Hype Machine with some of the top producers in the current dance music scene. Desiree writes all of her songs to be genuine and emotionally charged. Her music has allowed her to become connected with musicians and producers from all over the world.

For winning CBC Searchlight 2016,  Desiree will make an appearance at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto on May 28, 2016. She will receive her grand prize that includes $20 000 worth of equipment for Yamaha Canada, and a Career Booster package from Canadian Musician magazine that comes with a studio session, mentorship, album production, distribution and more!

Take a look at Desiree Dawson’s song Hide



Want to find out more about CBC Searchlight 2016 winner Desiree Dawson? You can listen and connect with her on Soundcloud, Facebook and Instagram!

Congratulations, Desiree Dawson! We can’t wait to see your career soar!

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Congratulations Desiree Dawson, that is a wonderful achievement 🙂

  2. KD says:

    I had never heard of Desiree Dawson before. She has a beautiful voice!

  3. Wow I’ve never heard of this before. She certainly has a beautiful voice!

  4. Jonnie says:

    I haven’t heard of this before but what an incredible prize to boost an artist’s career! Desiree Dawson sounds so unique and seems really genuine. Congrats to her!

  5. Brenda A says:

    This is a delightful song and we have been following since the start. We love CBC2!

  6. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    What a great prize for such a beautiful singer 🙂

  7. Janet Claire says:

    Truly impressed with Desiree Dawson’s talent. Love that CBC is putting a spotlight on our amazing Canadian talent.

  8. Tiff Cho says:

    wow! amazing singer 🙂

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