Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case in Top 4 of Searchlight contest

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The Corner Brook band will now take on Poor Angus of Hamilton, Ont. in the next round of voting, which begins today, to determine the Top 2 bands in the online contest.

Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case are in the Final 4 of CBC Music's Searchlight contest. — Star file photo

CORNER BROOK  Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case have survived another round of voting and are now in the Final 4 of CBC Music’s Searchlight contest.

The Corner Brook band’s song “Thick as Thieves” ousted “By the Lake “ by the Saskatoon band Close Talker during last week’s nationwide voting in the online competition.

The other Top 8 act with a connection to Newfoundland and Labrador did not fare as well. Roddickton native Elton Adams, who now lives in Winnipeg, and his song “Gunslinger” lost out to “The Train” by The Good Ol’ Goats from Cranbrook, B.C. in their head-to-head battle in the tournament-style contest.

Another round of voting to whittle the list down to two acts starts today at http://music.cbc.ca/#/Searchlight and will continue until next Sunday.

“Thick as Thieves” will now have to take on “Something I Can’t See” by the band Poor Angus from Hamilton, Ont.

The Good Ol’ Goats will tangle with “Another Bottle Another Day” by Henry Norwood of Ottawa.

The overall winner will get $20,000 in music gear, plus be featured in a CBC Music video session and paid to perform at the CBC Music festival in Toronto.

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Saskatoon, Newfoundland and Labrador Roddickton Winnipeg Cranbrook Toronto

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  • eric adams
    April 05, 2013 - 07:57

    I THINK SHERMAN IS A GREAT SINGER I ENJOY HIS SONGS.