One day in London, Ont.: CTV's The Launch winner Poesy

The newest winner of CTV's The Launch dishes on her favourite eats

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"I am heavily lactose intolerant, but it’s all worth it because I love gravy and I love cheese," musician Poesy cheerfully admits over the phone.

Of course, the young artist is talking about poutine, her iconic Canadian dish of choice, before we segue into guilty pleasure snacks like salt and vinegar chips and Swedish Berries. We'll get back to that.

It's not often you hear a voice that can stop you in your tracks, but that is definitely the case with Poesy. If you were like us and heard her sing Radiohead's "Creep" for her initial audition on last week's episode of CTV's The Launch, you'd agree.

Captivating from the episode's start to finish, Poesy is the fourth artist who has found success through the new music competition series. Like the show's previous winners (Logan Staats, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine and The Static Shift), the 22-year-old alternative rock artist beat out several other finalists to have her first official single, "Soldier of Love" launched globally to plenty of initial success.

“After this unforgettable opportunity and my incredible experience on [the show], I realized that this is exactly where I need to be,” says Poesy. “I am excited to share my unconventional sound with the world, and I can’t wait to see where ‘Soldier of Love’ takes me. It was an honour to be mentored by industry legends like Fergie, Stephan Moccio, and Scott Borchetta.”

After growing up on the East Coast, the musician lived in London, Ontario where she was an English and creative writing major at Western University before recently relocating to Toronto. Here's where Poesy loves to eat and drink when she's spending time around her alma mater back in London.




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My favourite brunch place in London is The Early Bird. They have this sandwich that has so many kinds of cheese, crushed nacho chips and jalapeno jelly in it. It’s so good!




There’s this vegan fast-food place called Globally Local that I love to go to. They have a really good fake "cheeseburger" that I always like to order.



I used to work at this restaurant called Plant Matter Kitchen while I was in London, and they have really good taquitos. They are really yummy!

Drinks and live music


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Call the Office is really cool because it's kind of grungy spot, but it’s a fun place to hang out. The drinks are really cheap, and they've got pinball machines too!

Listen: Poesy "Soldier of Love"

The next episode of The Launch airs Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.