Canada's Got Talent is an anglophone Canadian reality talent show series that debuted on the Citytv network on March 4, 2012, and part of the global Got Talent franchise. The logo used for Canada's Got Talent does not follow the logo from America's Got Talent, but instead follows the logo from Britain's Got Talent.
As with other series in the franchise, the program was a competition in which entertainers in various fields competed to win a cash prize of $100,000 and a Nissan GT-R, an opportunity to perform during Citytv's New Year's Eve special, and the possibility of performing at a venue in Las Vegas.
The series only ran for one season, won by the Manitoba-based dance troupe Sagkeeng's Finest; in June 2012, Rogers Media president, Scott Moore, announced that a second season would not be produced, after a "careful consideration of all factors, including the current economic climate".
|Canada's Got Talent|
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Written by||Trevor Boris, Sabrina Jalees, Mark Lysakowski|
|Directed by||Joan Tosoni|
|Presented by||Dina Pugliese|
|Voices of||Dina Pugliese|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Executive producer(s)||John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby and Ed Robinson|
|Producer(s)||Mark Lysakowski |
|Running time||30 - 120 minutes|
|Distributor||Rogers Media Television|
|Original release||March 4 –|
May 14, 2012
|Related shows||America's Got Talent|
Australia's Got Talent
Britain's Got Talent
Holland's Got Talent
The auditions took place in front of the judges and a live audience at different cities across Canada. At any time during the audition, the judges may have shown their disapproval to the act by pressing a buzzer which lights a large red "X" on the stage. If all the judges pressed their buzzers, the act must end. Voting worked on a majority-of-two basis where two positive votes from the judges were required.
Those that were accepted past the audition round moved on to the Judges Round (also known as "The Cutdown"). This stage of the competition did not feature any audiences and only contained contestants performing in front of the judges. Out of all that made it to this point, thirty-six (36) acts made it through to the next round which was the semi-finals.
The semi-finals and final were broadcast with a varying number of semi-finals, followed by the one final split into two episodes over one night. The remaining acts performed across a number of semi-finals, with the two most popular acts from each semi-final winning a position in the final. Judges may still end a performance early with three X's. The judges were again asked to express their views on each act's performance. After all acts have performed, phone lines, Twitter, Facebook, text and online voting platforms opened for a one-hour, while the public voted for the act they think were the best. Voters could submit a total of 50 votes (10 in each platform). After the votes were counted, the act that has polled the highest number of public votes automatically was placed in the final. The judges then chose between the second and third most popular acts, with the winner of that vote also gaining a place in the final. All other acts were then eliminated from the competition.
Because of the various time zones in Canada, only viewers in the provinces and territories east of Manitoba saw the show live (in the Newfoundland, Atlantic and Eastern time zones); all other areas in Canada broadcast the show on a tape delay basis. All Citytv stations aired the show at 8:00 p.m. (in each time zone where there is a Citytv station) with the Toronto station airing the program at 8:00 p.m.; viewers in Newfoundland see the show live at 9:30 p.m. and viewers in the Atlantic region at 9:00 p.m., because there is no Citytv station in these provinces to broadcast the show at local time. The same process occurred with the results show.
Comedian and actor Martin Short was announced as the first judge on October 13, 2011. On October 17, opera singer Measha Brueggergosman and musician/composer Stephan Moccio were announced as the two judges who would be joining Short at the table. Citytv Toronto personality and Breakfast Television host, Dina Pugliese, was the host of the show.
The first season of Canada's Got Talent, a reality television series, premiered on March 4, 2012, and ended on May 14, 2012, on City. Unlike America's Got Talent, the show only had the audition round, top 37, semi-finals, and then the finale. The premiere episode, which aired March 4, 2012, took in a viewership of 2 million on average throughout the night, a record for Citytv.
Canada's Got Talent travelled to six different cities across the country for the producer auditions: Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Halifax during the months of September and October 2011.
After the final auditions were completed in Halifax, the show then travelled to Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax and Montreal for the live-audience auditions which were taped in October, November, December 2011 and January 2012.
A total of 244 acts were given a "yes" during the auditions. A total of 108 auditions were aired on television (both eliminated acts and successful acts).
Did not make it to the next round.
Made it to the next round
During the season premiere of the show / first part of the Toronto Auditions (March 4, 2012), 9 acts made it to the next round while 5 were eliminated.
During the second part of the Toronto Auditions (March 18, 2012), 12 acts made it to the next round while 4 were eliminated.
|Toronto Auditions Results|
|Part 1: Aired on March 4, 2012 (1 hour)
Part 2: Aired on March 18, 2012
During the Calgary Auditions (March 5, 2012), 9 acts made it to the next round while 10 were eliminated.
|Calgary Auditions Results|
|Aired on March 5, 2012 (1 hour)
During the first part of the Vancouver Auditions (March 11, 2012), 9 acts made it to the next round while 4 were eliminated.
During the second part of the Vancouver Auditions (March 18, 2012), 4 acts made it to the next round while 1 was eliminated. Act number 18 (Rick Faraci) was originally eliminated from the competition but later was granted to move on to the next round. See 'Footnotes' for more details.
|Vancouver Auditions Results|
|Vancouver (Part 1): Aired on March 11, 2012
Vancouver (Part 2): Aired on March 18, 2012
During the Winnipeg Auditions (March 11, 2012), 12 acts made it to the next round while 7 were eliminated.
|Winnipeg Auditions Results|
|Aired on March 11, 2012
During the Halifax Auditions (March 18, 2012), 7 acts made it the next round while 1 was eliminated.
|Halifax Auditions Results|
|Aired on March 18, 2012
During the Montreal Auditions (March 25, 2012), 11 acts made it to the next round while 3 were eliminated.
|Montreal Auditions Results|
|Aired on March 25, 2012
During December 2011, numerous people auditioned for Canada's Got Talent over YouTube. Canadians were able to vote on the top 20 videos for about two weeks. The person who received the most votes was revealed on Tuesday April 3, 2012, and joined the competition. Also, the judges chose one out of two people that received the second and third highest number of votes to also join the competition. Caitlin Bell received the most votes while Mathew Cathcart "The Emsee" was chosen by the judges to join the competition.
Those that were accepted past the audition round moved on to the Judges Round (also known as "The Cutdown"). This stage of the competition did not feature any audiences and only contained contestants walking up to the judges or Dina (host) to find out if they made it to the next round. Originally, out of all that made it to this point, thirty-six (36) acts were to make it through to the next round which would be the semi-finals but because the judges "broke a rule" the final number of semi-finalists were thirty-seven (37). During the episode, it was announced that 244 acts were given a "yes" during the auditions meaning that 207 were eliminated (some of these auditions were not shown on television).
Below is the list of thirty-seven (37) semi-finalists in no set order. Note that some of the acts below may have not been aired on television.
|Judges Round/The Cutdown Results|
|Aired on March 25, 2012
At this point in the competition, the selected thirty-seven acts will perform in front of an audience and the judges. The semi-finals will contain six or seven acts per week for six weeks with the day after being the results show. Each week, out of the acts that perform, only two will make it to the finals. To determine who moves to the finals, viewer's at home will select one act and the judges will select the other.
Because of the various time zones in Canada, only viewers in the provinces and territories east of Manitoba see the show live (in the Newfoundland, Atlantic and Eastern time zones). All other areas in Canada are taped and even though the show does mention the show is live, it is not. All Citytv stations air the show at 8:00 pm (in each time zone where there is a CityTV station) with the Toronto station being the first CityTV station to reach 8:00 pm. So viewers in Newfoundland see the show live at 9:30 pm and viewers in the Atlantic at 9:00 pm because there is no CityTV station in these provinces to broadcast the show at local time. The same process occurs with the results show. Also, the semi-finals are filmed at Showline Studios in Toronto.
|Key||Buzzed out||Judge voted for act to move onto finals.||
Did not make it to the final.
Made it to the final.
This act was one of the two YouTube Last Chance auditions that were chosen either by the judges or Canada to advance to the semi-finals.
Freshh (who received the most votes to move onto the finals) and Julie Lafontaine (who the judges picked to move onto the finals) made it to the finals out of the 7 performers during Week 1. Also, Caitlin Bell and Mathew Cathcart "The Emsee" were the two YouTube auditions that joined the competition.
|Week 1 - Semi-Finals Results|
|Performances aired on April 2, 2012
Results Show aired on April 3, 2012
Angry Candy (who received the most votes to move onto the finals) and Scott Jackson (who the judges picked to move onto the finals) made it to the finals out of the 7 performers during Week 2. Also, none of the judges buzzed for any of the acts during the entire show.
|Week 2 - Semi-Finals Results|
|Performances aired on April 8, 2012
Results Show aired on April 9, 2012
Shale Wagman (who received the most votes to move onto the finals) and Emilio Fina (who the judges picked to move onto the finals) made it to the finals out of the 7 performers during Week 3. Also, one of the two YouTube auditions that the judges picked in Week 1 of the semi-finals, Caitlin Bell, performed but was eliminated from the competition during the result show.
|Week 3 - Semi-Finals Results|
|Performances aired on April 15, 2012
Results Show aired on April 16, 2012
Ivan Daigle (who received the most votes to move onto the finals) and Mathew Cathcart "The Emsee" (who the judges picked to move onto the finals) made it to the finals out of the 6 performers during Week 4. Mathew was the Judge's pick from all the YouTube auditions to compete in the Semi-Finals announced during Week 1 of the results show. Also, none of the judges buzzed for any of the acts during the entire show.
|Week 4 - Semi-Finals Results|
|Performances aired on April 22, 2012
Results Show aired on April 23, 2012
Sagkeeng's Finest (who received the most votes to move onto the finals) and Terry Im "KRNFX" (who the judges picked to move onto the finals) made it to the finals out of the 6 performers during Week 5. Also, Stephan Moccio performed one of his songs during the results show.
|Week 5 - Semi-Finals Results|
|Performances aired on April 29, 2012
Results Show aired on April 30, 2012
Broken Dance (who received the most votes to move onto the finals) and Aygul Memet (who the judges picked to move onto the finals) made it to the finals out of the 6 performers during Week 6. Also, Measha Brueggergosman performed one of her songs during the results show. None of the judges buzzed any of the acts during Week 6.
|Week 6 - Semi-Finals Results|
|Performances aired on May 6, 2012
Results Show aired on May 7, 2012
Only 12 acts made it to this point in the competition. After all the acts performed in the two-hour special on May 13, 2012, Canada voted for their favourite, and the winner of Canada's Got Talent's first season was crowned on May 14, 2012, on the finale of the show. The winner received a brand-new Nissan GT-R, possibly a performance in Las Vegas, a spot on Citytv's 2013 New Year's Eve Bash and $100,000 in Canadian currency.
The youngest platinum-selling recording artist in history, Jackie Evancho, who was a finalist on Season 5 of America's Got Talent, sang the Sarah McLachlan song "Angel" as a guest artist on the season finale on May 14. Canadian rock band Hedley performed the song "Beautiful" from their album Storms.
Sagkeeng's Finest received the most votes from Canada, winning the first season of Canada's Got Talent.
|Performances aired on May 13, 2012
Results (Season Finale) aired on May 14, 2012
On May 30, 2011, Citytv and Insight Production announced that they would create a Canadian series of the hit Got Talent series and that the show would begin in Spring 2012.
The stage for Canada's Got Talent is almost exactly the same used on Britain's Got Talent; the only difference being that the stage is not full of moving LED lights in Canada.
On October 13, 2011, it was announced that Martin Short would become one of three judges for the show. Four days later, Stephan Moccio and Measha Brueggergosman were confirmed to be the other two judges for the show. On the same day, Dina Pugliese was also announced to be the host for Canada's Got Talent.
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The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 2012. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings.Arabs Got Talent
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The Hudson's Bay Company operated its own post here for a few years between 1795 and 1801. In 1807, the North West Company partner Alexander MacKay rebuilt the post on a nearby site. Beginning in 1808, the new post was known as Fort Alexander. Since the big game of the area had been hunted out by the late 1700s, fish, grains and garden vegetables were the staple foods of the area. By 1812 the Bas de la Rivière gardens were selling vegetables to the incoming Red River Settlers. By 1817 the Metis staff of the Northwest Company was farming wheat, barley, peas, oats and potatoes at this location and were supplying the Red River Settlement with seed grain. In 1815 a horse-powered flour mill was built. . After the Northwest and Hudson's Bay companies merged in 1821, Fort Alexander continued to be operated as a trading post for the natives in the region.
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