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CANADA’S GOT TALENT ADDS COUNTRY CROONER IVAN DAIGLE AND RAPPER MATHEW “THE EMSEE” CATHCART TO THE LIST OF FINALISTS DURING WEEK 4 OF SEMIFINALS

- Week 4 finalists join previously announced rock band Angry Candy, opera singer Emilio Fina, dance group Freshh, opera singer Julie Lafontaine, dancer Shale Wagman 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 on Citytv -
 
(TORONTO – April 23, 2012) Following another talent-packed performance show, the votes poured in for what was the closest finalist race to date during Week 4 of the Canada’s Got Talent semifinals. In theemotional, live results show earlier this evening on Citytv, host Dina Pugliese revealed that New Brunswick’s country singer Ivan Daigle 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 Hamilton, ON rapper Mathew Cathcart to join Daigle in the finals.
 
Daigle and Cathcart will perform in the Canada’s Got Talent finals on May 13 alongside previously announced finalists rock band Angry Candy (Moncton, NB), opera singer Emilio Fina (Petersburg, ON), hip hop dance group Freshh (Vancouver), opera singer Julie Lafontaine (Montreal), solo dancer Shale Wagman (Toronto) 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 on Citytv
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Singer Ivan Daigle of Petitcodiac, N.B. gave an emotional performance of Eric Church’s “Love Your Love the Most” last night, as wife Bonnie watched on from the audience. The 41-year-old call centre worker has been singing and developing his passion for music since he was two years old.
 
Mathew Cathcart (otherwise known as “The Emsee”), the 21-year-old rapper from Hamilton, ON, revved up both the judges and crowd with his contagious energy and clever rhymes about his Canada’s Got Talent experience so far. Cathcart began rapping at the age of 10 and has since released two albums independently.
 

Video highlight clips from this week’s results show will be available tomorrow at 12 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. 
 
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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