Written by: CBC Music

What started out as more than 2,000 Searchlight submissions from across the country has now been whittled down to four finalists. The top vote-getter made it through, and the Searchlight judges picked one act each. The finalists are listed below.

Now it's up to our judges — Maestro Fresh Wes, Sarah Blackwood and Dallas Smith — to decide the final winner. All four musical acts will vie for the grand prize on a prime-time televised broadcast on CBC-TV, competing in front of a live audience and our celebrity judge panel. Watch it all go down on CBC -TV Sunday, May 22. Below, are the local listings:

– 8:30 p.m. (N.L.)
– 8 p.m. (N.S, P.E.I., N.B.)
– 7 p.m. (Quebec, Ontario)
– 6 p.m. (Manitoba)
– 9 p.m. (Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C.)
– 8 p.m. (N.W.T)

The winner of the grand prize will make an appearance at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto on May 28, and will receive a grand prize valued at $50,000 that includes $20,000 worth of equipment from Yamaha Canada, a Career Booster package from Canadian Musician magazine, including a studio session, mentorship, album production, distribution and more.