A little monster named Cydnee Abbott was the first act up on Week Four of Canada’s Got Talent.
The 10-year-old from Oakville, Ont., confidently walked before the judges and onto the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino. The tiny dancer seemed sweet and small at first but then quick-changed into a sinister-looking black outfit and, combined with her zombie makeup, freaked everybody out. Her very bendy, double-jointed gymnastic routine was performed to eerie music and cracking noises.
“You beautiful monster, it’s a yes from me,” said Lilly Singh, who was as impressed and bewildered as the other judges.
Next up was Maya Gamzu, a singer from Richmond Hill, Ont., who was originally from Israel. The 14-year-old belted out “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.” Her parents were in the house, with her mom wiping away tears as her daughter earned a standing ovation.
Lilly, however, questioned whether the Christina Aguilera song was right for Gamzu’s voice. That did not seem to be a problem for Kardinal Offishall.
“With the right song choice,” he declared, “you could possibly win all of Canada’s Got Talent.” And with that he slammed down on his Golden buzzer, sending Gamzu straight through to the semi-final round with a chance at the $150,000 grand prize.
Kardi then hugged it out with Gamzu on stage; you can catch the golden moment on Citytv’s Canada’s Got Talent YouTube channel.
Awarding the Golden Buzzer so early in the hour-long telecast was a departure for CGT and a smart one. It’s always good to shake things up and not become too predictable, in format as well as in the acts being showcased.
There were several cool acts that followed. For the rest of the recap of this Tuesday night’s episode on Citytv, simply click this link to head directly to about.Rogers.com. Want it in French? Rogers has your translation ici.
To hear more about Season Four from judge Howie Mandel, listen to his recent episode on brioux.tv: the podcast: