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CANADA’S GOT TALENT WELCOMES CANADIAN POP-ROCKERS HEDLEY TO PERFORM IN THE EAGERLY-AWAITED LIVE RESULTS, MAY 14

- The Juno Award-winning group joins 12-year-old soprano sensation and America’s Got Talent runner up Jackie Evancho on the roster of performers for the highly-anticipated Live Results -
- Photos of tonight’s performances available at www.rogersmediatv.ca -
- Measha Brueggergosman gives a special performance during tomorrow night’s live results show -
- 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 – May 6, 2012) As announced earlier this evening on Citytv’s Canada’s Got Talent, multi-platinumselling, pop-rock group Hedley will take the stage by storm for the much-anticipated Live Results on Monday, May 14. Hedley joins previously announced America’s Got Talent runner up Jackie Evancho on the list of performers for the finale.
 
Signed to Universal Music Canada, since forming in 2004, Hedley – comprised of singer/songwriter Jake Hoggard, guitarist Dave Rosin, bassist Tommy Mac and drummer Chris Crippin – have achieved tremendous success in the Canadian pop music industry with a string of #1 hits (including "Invincible," “Perfect,” “Never Too Late,” “For The Nights I Can’t Remember”) and performing at countless sold-out shows across the country. The 15-time Juno nominated group recently took home the 2012 Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year for their new, Certified Platinum album Storms. A full-length, concept album, Storms is a cohesive work of melodic inspiration, drawn from the real lives of its creators and it is already striking a chord with fans both new and old. The record’s touching first single “Invincible” has proven to be the group’s fastest-selling digital track of all-time. Hedley is currently touring on their 2012 Shipwrecked Tour, bringing their raw talent and emotionally charged performances to audiences all across Canada.

In addition to tonight’s announcement about Hedley’s appearance in the finale, the Canada’s Got Talent semifinal performances came to an end, as the last six semifinalists took the stage earlier this evening on Citytv. The final group of semifinalists competing for the viewers’ votes were:Aygul Memet (Toronto), Broken Dance (Mississauga, ON), Francelle & Matt (Dieppe, NB), Jack Ettlinger (Toronto), Laheeb Quddusi (Devon, AB), and Marianne Demers (Sainte-Julie, QC). 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 http://www.rogerstvsales.ca/citytv/canadagottalent/promos/. These clips are also available via an embeddable customized video player. Please find the embed code in the text file attached.
 
Also, tune in to the live results show tomorrow night at 9 p.m. local time to catch a special performance by Canada’s Got Talent judge Measha Brueggergosman, as she sings the sultry, title track from her triumphant new album I’ve Got a Crush on You, complete with full-band accompaniment.
 
During the show, viewers can catch a live stream of the Excel Refresh Lounge, sponsored by Excel gum, where digital correspondent Graeme O’Neil gets the backstage scoop from each act. This co-viewing experience is available on both CanadasGotTalent.com and the Canada’s Got Talent app for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and iPad. Fans who miss the show can 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. 
 
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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