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MARITIME ROCKERS ANGRY CANDY and TORONTO BEATBOXER SCOTT JACKSON EARN COVETED SPOTS IN THE CANADA’S GOT TALENT FINALS

- Week 2 finalists join previously announced dance group Freshh and opera singer Julie Lafontaine in the finals, May 13 -
- Canada’s Got Talent airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. and Monday nights at 9 p.m. local time -
 
(TORONTO – April 9, 2012) 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.

 

Full bios and performer photos are available atwww.rogersmediatv.ca

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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.

Video highlight clips from tonight’s results show will be available tomorrow at 12 noon ET at www.rogerstvsales.ca/citytv/canadagottalent/promos/.
 
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. 
 
Tickets to Canada’s Got Talent are available to the general public free of charge on a first come, first served basis. All requests must be sent to cgtaudience@insighttv.com.
 
Canada’s Got Talent is the largest national talent search in Canadian television history. Celebrity judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio, along with host Dina Pugliese, scoured the country in search of the most talented act on an exhilarating cross-country audition tour. Next up (Sunday, March 18 at 8pm ET/PT), the judges are back in the big city for part two of the Toronto auditions. Then, (Sunday, March 18 at 9pm ET/PT) they look for the most talented performers in the Maritimes during the Halifax auditions. Later, the judges travel to the West Coast for additional performances in Vancouver.
 
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For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Perron, Publicity Coordinator for Canada’s Got Talent, Citytv
stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 647.278.6799
Sónia Brum, Communications Manager, Citytv
sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com, 647.338.7381
Cary Mignault, Unit Publicity Manager for Canada’s Got Talent, Insight Productions
cary.mignault@rci.rogers.com, 416.435.9295

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