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CANADA’S GOT TALENT ANNOUNCES 12-YEAR-OLD SOPRANO PRODIGY JACKIE EVANCHO TO PERFORM IN THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALE, MAY 14

- America’s Got Talent runner up to dazzle audiences with a stunning performance of her best-selling classics -
- Photos of tonight’s performances available at www.rogersmediatv.ca-
- Canada’s Got Talent airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. and Monday nights at 9 p.m. local time on Citytv -
 
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(TORONTO – April 22, 2012) As announced earlier this evening on Citytv’s Canada’s Got Talent,beloved America’s Got Talent runner upJackie Evancho will take the stage in the eagerly-awaited season finale on Monday, May 14.
 
As a contestant on the seriesin 2010, Evancho captivated audiences with her astonishing classical soprano performances. A Pittsburgh-native, Evancho first began singing at age seven, launching her own YouTube channel and performing at high-profile events before catapulting to stardom on America’s Got Talent. Following her success on the series, she released a seasonal collection of hits, which rocketed up the Billboard charts and cemented Evancho as one of 2010’s top-selling debut artists. Last summer, Evancho released her first full-length album, Dream With Me, on Sony Music Entertainment Inc., which iscomprised ofclassical arias, pop classics and Oscar®-winning show tunes. The album was produced by 16-time Grammy® Award-winning Canadian David Foster, and featured duets with music legend Barbra Streisand and international phenomenon Susan Boyle. Since then, Evancho has been on tour, gracing audiences around the world with her exceptional talent.
 

In addition to tonight’s announcement about Evancho’s appearance in the finale, Canada’s biggest talent search continued, as the next group of semifinalists took the stage in the fourth, live Canada’s Got Talent performance show on Citytv. The semifinalists competing for the viewers’ votes were: Enigma Dance Productions (Montreal),Ivan Daigle (Petitcodiac, NB), Jack, Michel & Maria Forestier (Edmonton),Lisa Odjig (Manitoulin Island, ON), Mathew Cathcart (Hamilton, ON), and The Dance & Illusions of Oslen (Vancouver). Images from tonight’s live performance show are now available at www.rogersmediatv.ca.

 

Video highlight clips from this week’s show will be available tomorrow at noon ET at www.rogerstvsales.ca/citytv/canadagottalent/promos/. 

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. 
 
All Canada’s Got Talent live performance and results shows take place at Showline Studios, 915 Lake Shore Blvd. East, Toronto, Ontario. Tickets to the shows 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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