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Simon Cowell Joins Canada’s Got Talent for Spectacular Live Season Finale, May 17 on Citytv

April 21, 2022

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Entertainment mogul Simon Cowell joins #CGT judges Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Trish Stratus, and Kardinal Offishall in-person for the finale, live from Niagara Falls –

– Top performances from tonight’s episode of Canada’s Got Talent, now available to share and post–

– Canada’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Citytv, or stream anytime on Citytv+, the Citytv app, or at Citytv.com –

 TORONTO, ON (April 19, 2022) – As announced on Breakfast Television this morning, Simon Cowell joins the #CGT judges panel alongside Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Trish Stratus, and Kardinal Offishall for the highly-anticipated live two-hour finale of Canada’s Got Talent, May 17 on Citytv and Citytv.com. Created by Cowell, the Got Talent franchise is the most successful reality TV format ever, airing in 194 territories worldwide and holding the Guinness World Records title for the highest number of adaptations, having been commissioned in over 72 territories. Cowell is a driving force behind the launch of more superstar careers than any other in history, including the likes of One Direction, Camila Cabello, Leona Lewis, and Fifth Harmony. Joining the CGT judges table for the live finale marks Cowell’s first Canadian appearance on the franchise.

“Canada has produced some remarkable talent over the years and I’m delighted it now has its own Got Talent showcase. The standard of contestants on the show has been great this season, so I really wanted to see it for myself. The finale is the perfect opportunity so I can watch the best of the best compete and judge for myself. Howie, Lilly, Kardi & Trish have done a great job, but have been way too nice for my liking! So watch out Canada, I’m on my way.” said Simon Cowell, Founder, SYCO Entertainment.

In its first four weeks, Canada’s Got Talent is Citytv’s most-viewed original series in over a decade. Dancers, singers, illusionists, comedians, and every imaginable talent in between have graced the #CGT stage, including showstopping viral performances by 14-year-old singer Shea who received over 4.4M views on YouTube, and powerhouse singer from Quebec Jeanick Fournier with over 1M views.

Plus, key moments from tonight’s episode include:

  • Kardinal finally got his Golden Buzzer moment with powerhouse singer Stacey Kay (Cambridge, ON) who tore the roof off the house with her cover of “Lady Marmalade”
  • Stand-up comedian Cathy Boyd (Toronto, ON), a 67-year-old, mother of four impressed Howie with her routine, with Lilly telling her that she was “obsessed”
  • Chucky Mady (Windsor, ON) broke a world record using his teeth as a human can opener
  • Escape Artist (Danny Zzzz, St. Catharines, ON) dedicated his emotional performance to his deceased son and had the crowd cheering his name, Mason
  • Teenage brother-sister singers Esther & Ezekiel (Caledonia, ON) showed their vocal range with Howie requesting to take a picture with them before they left the stage

Download photography from tonight’s episode HERE

Download photography of Simon Cowell HERE

**If you’re interested in setting up interviews with any of the contestants from tonight’s episode, please let us know (contact details below), and we’ll be happy to facilitate**

Alliszon – Conch Shell Player
Victoria, BC
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Cathy Boyd – Stand-Up Comedian
Toronto, ON
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Check Out Cathy Boyd’s Performance HERE


Christina Munchinsky – Hula Hooper
Cranbrook, BC
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Chucky Mady – World Record Breaker
Windsor, ON
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Check Out Chucky Mady’s Performance HERE


Danny Zzzz – Escape Artist 
St. Catharines, ON

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Check Out Danny Zzzz’s Performance HERE


Darrien Thomas – Competitive Eater
Bowmanville, ON
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Esther and Ezekiel – Singers
Caledonia, ON

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Check Out Esther and Ezekiel’s Performance HERE


Ian Stewart – Chainsaw Juggler
North River, NS

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Justin Bereczki – Whip Cracker
Port Stanley, ON

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The Monsters of Schlock – Daredevil Comedy Duo
Niagara Falls, ON
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Stacey Kay – Singer 
Cambridge, ON

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Check Out Stacey Kay’s Performance
HERE


Canada’s Got Talent is produced by Fremantle, SYCO Entertainment, McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc., in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Sports & Media.

Canada’s Got Talent is grateful to be using a stage set on the traditional territory of several Indigenous nations who have inhabited this region, including the Neutral Nation, the Anishinaabek and the Haudenosaunee. The CGT team appreciates the opportunity to continue to create on this land, in the spirit of friendship, respect and reconciliation.

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