Canada’s Got Talent

Monday, April 30 9pm ET/PT/MT/CT ***LIVE*** on Citytv

“Semifinal Week Five – Results Show”

Host Dina Pugliese reveals the next two acts advancing to the final round. Canada’s Got Talent judge Stephan Moccio also performs.

With only a few spots left on the roster of acts competing in the final round, the stakes continue to get higher on Canada’s Got Talent this week.

The next six semifinalists will battle it out for viewers’ votes and to win the judges’ favour in the live, action-packed performance show for Week 5 of the semifinals on Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. local time on Citytv.

The live results show airs on Monday, April 30 at 9 p.m. local time.

 

The next group of Canada’s Got Talent semifinalists performing on Sunday, April 29 are:

ANGELA EWTUSHIK, 39, and her dog RALLY, 7 (Animal Act), from Harriston, ON

ERIC SAINTONGE, 37 (Circus Performer), from Montreal, QC

JIVE (Brother and Sister Ballroom Dance Act), ages: 17 and 19, from Montreal, QC

KRNFX a.k.a. TERRY IM, 22 (Beatboxer), from Toronto, ON

SAGKEENG’S FINEST (Three-member Traditional Dance Group), ages: 16-17, from Sagkeeng First Nation, Fort Alexander, MB

SILVIA RICCIOTTO, 49 (Solo Singer), from Montreal, QC (b. Argentina)

 

As revealed Monday night on Canada’s Got Talent, the highest vote-getter from Week 4, country singer Ivan Daigle (Petitcodiac, N.B) and judges’ pick, rapper Mathew “The Emsee” Cathcart (Hamilton, ON) join previously announced finalists – dancer Shale Wagman (Toronto), opera singer Emilio Fina (Petersburg, ON), rock band Angry Candy (Moncton, NB), beatboxer Scott Jackson (Toronto), hip hop dance group Freshh (Vancouver) and opera singer Julie Lafontaine (Montreal) – in the Canada’s Got Talent finals on May 13.

Each week, up to seven semifinalists take the Canada’s Got Talent stage to show the judges, the live studio audience, and viewers across Canada if they have what it takes to reach the finals and be crowned the nation’s most talented performer.

In the weekly results show, two semifinalists will advance – one who collects the most viewers’ votes and one selected by judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio from the acts who placed second and third amongst voters.

Canadians act as the ‘fourth judge’ on Canada’s Got Talent, with the chance to vote for their favourite acts immediately following each live performance show. For more information on how to vote and a list of FAQs, visit CanadasGotTalent.com. Public voting will remain open from 9 p.m. ET to 2 a.m. ET.

Following another talent-packed performance show, the votes poured in for what was the closest finalist race to date during Week 4 of the Canada’s Got Talent semifinals.

In the emotional, live results show earlier this evening on Citytv, host Dina Pugliese revealed that New Brunswick’s country singer Ivan Daigle was the highest vote-getter and would be advancing to the Canada’s Got Talent finals.

Of the acts who placed second and third amongst voters, judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio selected Hamilton, ON rapper Mathew Cathcart to join Daigle in the finals.

Daigle and Cathcart will perform in the Canada’s Got Talent finals on May 13 alongside previously announced finalists rock band Angry Candy (Moncton, NB), opera singer Emilio Fina (Petersburg, ON), hip hop dance group Freshh (Vancouver), opera singer Julie Lafontaine (Montreal), solo dancer Shale Wagman (Toronto) and beatboxer Scott Jackson (Toronto).

Singer Ivan Daigle of Petitcodiac, N.B. gave an emotional performance of Eric Church’s “Love Your Love the Most” last night, as wife Bonnie watched on from the audience. The 41-year-old call centre worker has been singing and developing his passion for music since he was two years old.

Mathew Cathcart (otherwise known as “The Emsee”), the 21-year-old rapper from Hamilton, ON, revved up both the judges and crowd with his contagious energy and clever rhymes about his Canada’s Got Talent experience so far. Cathcart began rapping at the age of 10 and has since released two albums independently.

As announced earlier yesterday evening on Citytv’s Canada’s Got Talent, beloved America’s Got Talent runner up Jackie Evancho will take the stage in the eagerly-awaited season finale on Monday, May 14.

As a contestant on the seriesin 2010, Evancho captivated audiences with her astonishing classical soprano performances.

A Pittsburgh-native, Evancho first began singing at age seven, launching her own YouTube channel and performing at high-profile events before catapulting to stardom on America’s Got Talent.

Following her success on the series, she released a seasonal collection of hits, which rocketed up the Billboard charts and cemented Evancho as one of 2010’s top-selling debut artists.

Last summer, Evancho released her first full-length album, Dream With Me, on Sony Music Entertainment Inc., which iscomprised ofclassical arias, pop classics and Oscar-winning show tunes.

The album was produced by 16-time Grammy® Award-winning Canadian David Foster, and featured duets with music legend Barbra Streisand and international phenomenon Susan Boyle. Since then, Evancho has been on tour, gracing audiences around the world with her exceptional talent.

In addition to tonight’s announcement about Evancho’s appearance in the finale, Canada’s biggest talent search continued, as the next group of semifinalists took the stage in the fourth, live Canada’s Got Talent performance show on Citytv.

The semifinalists competing for the viewers’ votes were: Enigma Dance Productions (Montreal),Ivan Daigle (Petitcodiac, NB), Jack, Michel & Maria Forestier (Edmonton),Lisa Odjig (Manitoulin Island, ON), Mathew Cathcart (Hamilton, ON), and The Dance & Illusions of Oslen (Vancouver).

The spotlight – and the pressure – was on as the Canada’s Got Talent Week 3 semifinalists awaited their fate in the live results show earlier this evening on Citytv.

Host Dina Pugliese revealed that solo dancer Shale Wagman was the highest vote-getter and would be advancing to the Canada’s Got Talent finals.

Of the acts who placed second and third amongst voters, judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio selected opera singer Emilio Fina to continue his journey to the finals.

Wagman and Fina will perform in the Canada’s Got Talent finals on May 13 alongside previously announced finalists rock band Angry Candy (Moncton, NB), hip hop dance group Freshh (Vancouver), opera singer Julie Lafontaine (Montreal) and beatboxer Scott Jackson (Toronto).

Eleven-year-old dancer Shale Wagman of Toronto danced into the hearts of viewers across the country for his stake in the Canada’s Got Talent competition, and brought judge Measha Brueggergosman to tears. Shale has been dancing competitively for five years and is trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, hip hop, acro and contemporary dance.

Emilio Fina, opera singer from Petersburg, ON, took Canada’s breath away with his beautiful performance of Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye.” Emilio studied classical music at The Royal Conservatory of Music and is a full-time husband, father of four and lead station attendant at an airline company.

Video highlight clips from tonight’s results show will be available today at 12 noon ET at www.rogerstvsales.ca/citytv/canadagottalent/promos/. This clip is also available via an embeddable customized video player.

Fans who miss the show can also catch up on Citytv.com or on the Citytv Video App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. For more information on how to vote and a list of FAQs, visit CanadasGotTalent.com. Also, follow us on Twitter@CGTCitytv, and “like” us on Facebook for the latest updates, info and announcements. 

In what may be the biggest reappearing act of his career, fan favourite magician Volodymyr Martyniuk will return to compete as a semifinalist on Canada’s Got Talent.

Breakfast Television and Canada’s Got Talent host Dina Pugliese delivered the shocking news to Volodymyr in person this morning on BT Toronto.

Viewers in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver also watched the announcement unfold on Breakfast Television in their local markets.

Previously announced semifinalist Good for Grapes, the six-member folk band from Surrey, B.C., has resigned from the competition in order to pursue other opportunities, opening the door for Volodymyr’s return.

“The judges had a hard time cutting Volodymyr from the competition during deliberations,” said Ed Robinson, Executive Producer, Rogers Broadcast. “They really enjoyed his act and he was very close to making it, and so it was decided to reintroduce him as a competitor, as someone who hadn’t yet had a shot at the semifinals.”

Volodymyr first captivated Canada and judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio at the Toronto auditions with his logic-defying magic act, in which he made a table float. Now, as a semifinalist, the beloved magician will get a second chance to pursue his dream of being named the most talented act in Canada. Volodymyr will take the Canada’s Got Talent stage in Week 5 of the semifinals, airing Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. local time.

Watch an all-new episode of Canada’s Got Talent this Sunday at 8 p.m. local time on Citytv as seven more acts take the  stage to show the judges, the live studio audience, and viewers across Canada if they have what it takes to reach the finals and be crowned the nation’s most talented performer. In the weekly results show airing Mondays at 9 p.m. local time, two semifinalists will advance – one who collects the most viewers’ votes and one selected by the judges from the acts who placed second and third amongst voters.

Currently, the four acts that have advanced to the Canada’s Got Talent finals, taking place on May 13, are: rock band Angry Candy (Moncton, NB), dance group Freshh (Vancouver), opera singer Julie Lafontaine (Montreal), and beatboxer Scott Jackson (Toronto).

Tensions ran high as Canada’s Got Talent Week 2 semifinalists awaited their fate in the live results show earlier this evening on Citytv, until host Dina Pugliese revealed that rock group Angry Candy was the highest vote-getter, earning them a berth in the Canada’s Got Talent finals.

Of the remaining six acts, the judges – Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio – selected beatboxer Scott Jackson to continue his journey to the finals.

Angry Candy and Scott Jackson join Week 1 finalists – hip-hop dance group Freshh of Vancouver, BC and classical soprano singer Julie Lafontaine of Montreal, QC – in the Canada’s Got Talent finals on May 13.

Canada’s Got Talent airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. and Monday nights at 9 p.m. local time.

Angry Candy, the rock band from Moncton, NB, won the hearts – and votes – of Canadians all across the country last night with their rock-infused rendition of Heart’s “Alone.” No genre of music is out of their reach, with the band members’ musical backgrounds ranging from Mozart to Metallica. From local bars to the national stage.

Professional beatboxer Scott Jackson from Toronto pulled out all the stops in a mash-up performance of C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” last night, complete with robot dancers. As compassionate as he is talented, Jackson has spent the last three years performing in an anti-bullying campaign, which has brought him to nearly 1,000 schools across the country.

Canadians act as the ‘fourth judge’ on Canada’s Got Talent, with the chance to vote for their favourite acts immediately following each live performance show. For more information on how to vote and a list of FAQs, visit CanadasGotTalent.com. Public voting will remain open from 9:10 p.m. ET to 2:10 a.m. ET.

Fans who miss the show can also catch up on Citytv.com or on the Citytv Video App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Also, follow us on Twitter@CGTCitytv, and “like” us on Facebook for the latest updates, info and announcements. 

Sunday, April 8 at 8pm ET/PT/MT/CT ***LIVE*** on Citytv

“Semifinal Round Two – Performance Show”

In the second week of semifinals, a new group of contestants take the stage to convince Canada they are the nation’s most talented act. This week’s performers include: rock band Angry Candy; dance group Daddy Cool; circus performers Fantasy Circus; actor Roger Leblanc; beatboxer Scott Jackson; vocalist Vithou Thurber-Promtep and pianist Yuval Fichman.

Tuesday, April 3at 8pm ET/PT/MT/CT ***LIVE*** on Citytv

“Semifinal Round One – Results Show”

In the first live results show, two additional semifinalists from the YouTube ‘Last Chance Auditions’ will be revealed. Then, host Dina Pugliese will announce which acts are advancing to the finals.

Emotions ran high as the first group of semifinalists awaited their fate on Canada’s Got Talent in the first-ever, live results show on Citytv earlier tonight.

In a dramatic reveal, host Dina Pugliese delivered the news that the highest vote-getter of the night was seven-member dance group Freshh – earning them a guaranteed spot in the finals.

Of the remaining six acts of the evening, the judges – Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman, and Stephan Moccio – chose opera singer Julie Lafontaine to move on to the finale and join Freshh.

Canada’s Got Talent airs every Sunday night at 8 p.m. local time, beginning April 8, and every Monday night at 9 p.m. local time, beginning April 9.

Freshh (the extra ‘H’ is for hip hop) took the Canada’s Got Talent stage by storm last night, wowing both Canada and the judges with their high-energy, choreographed dance routine. The seven-member Vancouver, BC group has danced with Canadian music artist K-Os at the Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and is now the first Canada’s Got Talent act to advance to the finals.

Julie Lafontaine, classical soprano singer from Montreal, QC, showcased her larger-than-life voice in a performance of “Libiamo” from La Traviata for the grand finale of the first live performance show. Wife and mother of four, Julie put her singing aspirations on hold to focus on her family but will now have the chance to pursue her dreams in the final round of Canada’s Got Talent.

Additionally, the top two YouTube acts from the ‘Last Chance Auditions,’ sponsored by Nissan, were revealed, rounding out the complete list of semifinalists competing for both the judges’ and Canada’s votes. Joining the 37 previously announced semifinalists are: Caitlin Bell, 19 (Solo Singer), from Oakville, ON, receiving the most viewer votes, and Mathew Cathcart, 21 (Rapper), from Hamilton, ON, as selected by the judges.