Sunday, August 2, 2015

Barker cracks top 25

Trevor Barker is one step closer to becoming Canada’s best new artist.
The 26-year-old Devlin native has become a regional semi-finalist in CBC Music and CBC Radio One’s “Searchlight” competition.

The original song he submitted is entitled “Jack and Rose,” a ballad based on the characters from the film, “Titanic.”
“If it wasn’t for you all, I wouldn’t have made it this far,” Barker enthused Monday, thanking everyone who had voted for him.
“However, this means I need your help more than ever,” he added.
The field has been narrowed from 42 to 25, and a new round of online voting already has begun to determine the top 10 from the region.
Voting for this round ends April 13 at 1:59 p.m.
Barker reminded everyone that they can vote every day until then.
“And voting can be done on each device and in each Internet browser,” he remarked.
“For example, you can vote in Chrome, then Opera, then Firefox, then Safari, then Explorer, then on your smartphone/iPhone, and on your tablet/iPad.”
He added no registration is required to vote.
“Just visit the site and hit the blue ‘Vote For This Artist’ button,” he explained.
If Barker becomes a regional finalist, his song then will compete at the national level.
The grand prize for the competition includes $20,000 worth of music equipment from Yamaha Canada Music, a professional recording with CBC Music, and an opening spot on a high-profile music showcase.
“If I do win this competition, I will be donating $10,000 worth of Yamaha music equipment to a charity or school within my district,” Barker pledged.
To vote for Barker and other regional artists, such as Sunday Wilde of Atikokan, visit

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