Canada’s Got Talent opens up YouTube auditions

For all those talented Canadians looking for one final moment in the spotlight, now’s your chance. Launching today on and powered by YouTube, Citytv and Canada’s Got Talent invites Canadians to show off their talents with Last Chance Auditions, sponsored by Nissan, by uploading a video of their act online at

Last Chance Auditions runs through January 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Videos must not exceed two minutes and all music selections must be chosen from the list of pre-cleared songs provided. Canada’s Got Talent premieres March 4 on Citytv.

The Top 20 YouTube auditions will be posted on the website for fans to review, then it’s up to Canada to choose who will be the lucky act fast-tracked to the Canada’s Got Talent semifinals in April. From January 23 through January 30, the public can visit and cast one vote per day per IP address. The act receiving the most votes will get the chance to make their dreams come true on a live broadcast, competing against other talented semifinalists to thrill the judges, win over the hearts of Canadians across the country, and be the first ever to claim the top spot and prize on Canada’s Got Talent. Other YouTube acts will be considered for the semifinals by the Canada’s Got Talent judges – Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio – and the show’s producers.

To be eligible to enter Last Chance Auditions, participants must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. For a complete list of rules and regulations, visit Plus, follow us on Twitter @CGTCitytv, using the hashtag #lastchanceCGT, and “like” us on Facebook for the latest updates, info and announcements.

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