Sagkeeng’s Finest, a three-member traditional dance troupe from Manitoba’s Sagkeeng First Nation, has won Canada’s Got Talent, beating out 11 other finalists on Monday evening.
“This feels like a dream, I don’t even know what to say right now. I just want to thank everybody who voted for us and supported us, it’s an amazing feeling,” said Brandon Courchene.
“Their heart and soul was on display,” said host Dina Pugliese.
The live results show began at 7 p.m. on Citytv and featured performances by Hedley and America’s Got Talent finalist Jackie Evancho.
The finalists took to the stage Sunday in the last push for votes. During the show, judges Stephan Moccio, Measha Brueggergosman and Martin Short said Canada would have a hard time voting for a winner.
The diverse performers, including Toronto circus performer Aygul Memet and Mississauga-based Bollywood troupe Broken Dance, competed for a grand prize that includes $100,000 in cash, a Nissan GT-R sports car worth $105,000, a Las Vegas show and an appearance at the Citytv New Year’s Eve bash.
The other acts were:
• Angry Candy (five-member rock band), ages: 27-37, from Moncton, N.B.
• Aygul Memet, 36 (circus performer), from Toronto, Ont.
• Broken Dance (10-member traditional dance group), ages: 19-25, from Mississauga, Ont.
• Emilio Fina, 38 (opera singer), from Petersburg, Ont.
• Freshh (seven-member dance group), ages: 13-17, from Vancouver, B.C.
• Ivan Daigle, 41 (solo singer), from Petitcodiac, N.B.
• Julie Lafontaine, 45 (opera singer), from Montreal, Que.
• KRNFX, a.k.a. Terry Im, 22 (beatboxer), from Toronto
• Scott Jackson, 24 (beatboxer), from Toronto
• Shale Wagman, 11 (solo dancer), from Toronto
• The Emsee a.k.a Mathew Cathcart, 21 (rapper), from Hamilton, Ont.
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With files from 680News