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THE SPOTLIGHT CONTINUES FOR CANADA’S GOT TALENT FINALISTS DANCE TRIO SAGKEENG’S FINEST AND BEATBOXER “KRNFX” DURING WEEK 5 OF SEMIFINALS

- Week 5 finalists join previously announced country singer Ivan Daigle, rapper Mathew Cathcart, dancer Shale Wagman, opera singer Emilio Fina, rock band Angry Candy, beatboxer Scott Jackson, 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 on Citytv -
 
(TORONTO – April 30, 2012) Featuring a powerful performance by judge Stephan Moccio, it was another unpredictable and emotional, live Canada’s Got Talent results show earlier this evening on Citytv. As the Week 5 semifinalists anxiously awaited their fate, Dina Pugliese delivered the good news that Manitoba’s traditional dance trio Sagkeeng’s Finest were the highest vote-getters 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 Toronto beatboxer “KRNFX” to join Sagkeeng’s Finest in the finals.
 
Sagkeeng’s Finest and “KRNFX” will perform in the Canada’s Got Talent finals on May 13 alongside previously announced finalists country singer Ivan Daigle (Petitcodiac, NB), rapper Mathew Cathcart (Hamilton, ON), dancer Shale Wagman (Toronto), opera singer Emilio Fina (Petersburg, ON), rock band Angry Candy (Moncton, NB), beatboxer Scott Jackson, hip hop dance group Freshh (Vancouver), opera singer Julie Lafontaine (Montreal).

Canada’s Got Talent airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. and Monday nights at 9 p.m. local time on Citytv.

 

Sagkeeng’s Finest, the three-member, traditional dance group from Sagkeeng First Nation in Fort Alexander, MB, proved to Canada and the judges just how far they had come from their first audition, as they danced for their lives last night on the Canada’s Got Talent stage. It was the Canada’s Got Talent auditions that first inspired the three members to come together and put their talent to the test. Their community has supported them every dance step of the way.
 
Toronto beatboxer Terry Im, more popularly known as “KRNFX,” showcased his beatboxing talent and technical ability last night, using a loop machine to create his unique version of The Jackson 5’s“I Want You Back.” Having taken piano, flute, and drum lessons as a child, it was the drums that stuck with Terry, inspiring him to recreate the sounds he heard using his mouth. Now, more than 10 years later, Terry has become one of the top artists in the beatbox world today.

Video highlight clips from this week’s results show will be available tomorrow at 12 noon ET at www.rogerstvsales.ca/citytv/canadagottalent/promos/. This clip is also available via an embeddable customized video player. To obtain the embed code, please see the media contacts below.

Additional upcoming appearances on Canada’s Got Talent include a special performance by judge Measha Brueggergosman on Monday, May 7 and Jackie Evancho, 12-year-old soprano prodigy and America’s Got Talent runner-up, on the live season finale, Monday, May 14.
 
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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Media Contacts:
Stephanie Perron, Citytv, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 647.278.6799
Sónia Brum, Citytv, sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com, 647.338.7381
Cary Mignault, Insight Productions,
cary.mignault@rci.rogers.com, 416.435.9295

 

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