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

Sisters, sexual abuse and one Surrey family’s bond in new movie ‘Because We Are Girls’

Cloverdale’s Jeeti Pooni led effort to create the documentary, set to debut at festivals

Khan Michael Bourne, of Sechelt, shot dead in Surrey

Police say Bourne was found laying on the ground, with gunshot wounds

VIDEO: Surrey RCMP investigating after ‘sudden death’ of man found with critical injuries

Police say a man is dead after being found laying on the ground in the 13300-block of 114th Avenue

Earth Day-inspired exhibit focuses on reclaimed fabrics

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre hosts Our Social Fabric display

VIDEO: Surrey stabbing leaves man with ‘potentially life altering injuries’

Police believe an altercation between two people led to the incident, in the 13700-block of 97A Ave.

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

SPCA investigating after newborn kittens found in Vancouver dumpster

The kittens were found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

Many teens don’t know they’re vaping nicotine, Health Canada finds

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey finds youth unaware of nicotine product risk

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

Most Read