Canada’s Got Talent (season 1)

{4.5/5} “What’s challenging is to not come across as arrogant… You have to continue to be supportive, to not crush dreams and certainly remember this is just silly old showbiz, not something that could affect the climate. It’s not to be taken that seriously. It’s a game with gongs.”

Canada’s Got Talent season 1, aired in 2012

The above quotation is from Martin Short — not from the show but from The Huffington Post.

I’ve watched a fair amount of America’s Got Talent. I typically watch the auditions, and then I’ll stop watching — I did the same thing with season 1 of Canada’s Got Talent. Once they whittle the group down to a selection of talented people, I’m not that interested in who wins and who loses.

I’m interested in the surprise of what happens when someone gets on that stage. The one thing I don’t like is when someone sticks things in parts of the their body where things are not supposed to be stuck. I put my hand in front of my eyes for that. But that’s only once in a while. I really like how a regular person can get up on the stage and show their immense talent — that’s the part I like.

The Canadian judges are a bit friendlier on average. Martin Short hopefully needs no introduction — star of Three Amigos! and the TV show SCTV. Measha Brueggergosman is a world renowned opera and concert singer — I saw her singing jazz. And Stephan Moccio is a composer, pianist, and record producer. The host of the show is Dina Pugliese (the TV show Breakfast Television), who seems like a perfect choice when you see how she interacts with the contestants.

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One Response to “Canada’s Got Talent (season 1)”

  1. Dave Switzer Says:

    The show continues in many countries around the world, but the Canadian version only lasted 1 season.

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