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CANADA’S GOT TALENT WELCOMES DANCER SHALE WAGMAN AND OPERA SINGER EMILIO FINA TO THE FINALS DURING WEEK 3 OF SEMIFINALS

- Week 3 finalists join previously announced rock band Angry Candy, dance group Freshh, opera singer Julie Lafontaine and beatboxer Scott Jackson 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 17, 2012) 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).
 
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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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. 
 
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 and features a colourful array of hopeful stars, including comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists, dancers and singers all vying for a chance to perform on national television and win the coveted title. This original series is a tribute to the rich talents that define and characterize Canada’s diversity.
 
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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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