Randi Boulton

Randi Boulton

Local singer Randi Boulton makes top five

Local singer Randi Boulton is a Top 5 semi-finalist in the CBC’s Searchlight contest to find Canada’s Best New Artist. And she needs more listener votes to push her to the top.

Local singer Randi Boulton is a Top 5 semi-finalist in the CBC’s Searchlight contest to find Canada’s Best New Artist.

And she needs more listener votes to push her to the top.

Boulton is among five performers with the most votes in the Southern Alberta region. This means she’s one of 120 top artists of the 3,000 people who entered the contest from across Canada.

Searchlight is taking on-line votes until Thursday at midnight. Boulton hopes local fans will listen to her Coffee Song at http://r3.ca/0Y4F and then vote for it. “There is some serious competition, so I need to cram in as many votes as I can before the cut off,” said the Lacombe-based singer, who is originally from Lousana.

As a semi-finalist, Boulton noted CBC Radio will be interviewing her on Thursday. “That’s super cool! This is a big deal and could put me on the map finally!”

She notes that anyone can vote several times as day from an iPhone, iPad, laptop, standard computer, Blackberry, etc.

The finalist with the most votes in each region will be announced on Friday at 7 p.m.

Besides getting national exposure, the contest winner will also receive $10,000 of Yamaha music gear.