Two local musicians crack the National Top 100 for CBC’s Searchlight
Left: Aaron MacDonald Right: Michael Ryan
June 9, 2021
-by April MacDonald
And now they are shooting for the top 10!
Aaron MacDonald and Mike Ryan certainly have carved out a loyal and dedicated fan base.
Inverness County folks stick together and are very good to support one another, but these two musicians are just great guys and fantastic musicians who have been in the limelight for quite a while now.
There was a lot of excitement surrounding this year’s CBC Searchlight competition, especially with the local boys in the running.
Here’s how this national Top 100 was decided: half of the list was decided by your votes, meaning that the 50 artists with the highest number of votes have automatically made it through (which was the fate for Ryan and MacDonald); the remaining 50 made it through by internal judging from a team of CBC Music producers and leading Canadian music industry experts.
The Top 10 finalists will be announced on Tuesday, June 15th. Three of the finalists will be determined by votes, while seven will be chosen by the CBC judges.