While Sooke’s Gord Phillips did not win the Regional round in the CBC Searchlight competition, he did make it all the way to the top ten in Victoria. And that, in and of itself, is a remarkable accomplishment.
“Thank you to everyone who supported me in this contest,” wrote Phillips in an email. “We did not advance to the next round. But what a crazy trip it was. I have a new appreciation for community and what we can accomplish. I connected with old friends from way back and met many new supportive fans. This is a great segway to the next path in my musical journey. Very greatful for the people in my life. Thank you.”
To that end, he’s giving us a gift.
“Here is a new song we have just finished,” said Gord Phillips. “We will be performing it with four elementary schools in Sooke on Monday may 4th. Music Monday”
The regional winner for Victoria was PK Tessmann with her song, Cannot Explain. You can continue to support the Victoria Region by voting for PK Tessmann here.
– Britt Santowski