On this week’s second and last semi-final episode. nine more acts from across Canada set out to prove that they deserve a berth on the live season finale of Canada’s Got Talent.

First up were the Group Golden Buzzer winners from the audition round, The Cast. The Quebec dancers promised more drama in the semis. All dressed in white, The nimble troupe performed an orchestral routine, miming both the playing of instruments and the sweep of the music itself.

As it ended, judges and audience members all rose to their feet.  

“We were right,” said Howie Mandel. “You guys are epic.”

Next up was singer Raymond Salgado from Vancouver Island. The 24-year-old with the big voice performed a soaring cover of “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé. Lilly Singh called his authentic self “incredible.” Kardinal Offishall said he “enjoyed it from the first note to the last.” Howie, however, found it “schmaltzy.”

West African-born, Montreal-based dance acrobats CBA again wowed the judges with their tub-thumbing, high-flipping routines. They ended with a face-forward flip several shoulder’s high.


Kardi felt the routine was not as flawless as in their audition. Howie agreed. Trish Stratus, a former WWE wrestling star, disagreed. “Athlete to athlete, this was incredible.” Lilly was also impressed with their athleticism.

Singer songwriter Katherine Lynn-Rose, 19, returned with another original, autobiographical composition, this time titled, “Price of Perfection.” Again, it was very Broadway, well staged with the Burlington, Ont.-native joined by back up singers on the giant wall-screen behind her. Her singing, this time, was as showcased as her song writing.

Lilly leapt to her feet after the performance. “Hands down one of my favourite acts.” Howie felt it was “Broadway worthy.” Kardi, who voted no in the auditions, admitted “I might have been wrong.”

For the rest of this recap, follow this link to about.Rogers.com.

The eight finalists, as selected by both judges and viewers, are:





  • MEAVE – Singer/Musician, Niagara Falls, ON


  • CONVERSION – Dance Act, Trois-Rivières, QC – **Trish’s Golden Buzzer**
  • GENEVIÈVE CÔTÉ – Novelty Act, Laval, QC – **Howie’s Golden Buzzer**
  • THE CAST – Dance Crew, Lévis, QC – **Group Golden Buzzer**

Don’t miss the live, two-hour season finale of Canada’s Got Talent, Tuesday, May 16 on Citytv and Citytv.com.

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