Canada's Got Talent
Posted Mar 27, 2012 @ 6:41 AM
I doubt any US Network/Cable system will be carrying the shows. I checked out http://www.canadasgo...om/contestants/ and it doesn't look like your friend made it. I don't recall him on either Toronto show either, but that doesn't mean much. (He may have been there and I just don't recall the name)
Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 6:56 AM
The Actor: Sorry, but a guy yelling for 90 seconds is not what will win this show. I would have preferred if he did the motivational speach from Bravehart.
I really don't know who will go through. Possibly the beatbox guy.
Posted Apr 11, 2012 @ 3:57 PM
Anyway, the stage actor. Hmmmm, didn't think he belonged in the final 39. I'm sure he's talented, but there are so many outlets for acting and it's hard to see if he's good in 90 seconds and on his own. It kind of reminded me of poetry recitation when I was a kid in school - yawn. Glad he didn't go through.
Just like AGT, when the judges rave about a singer, I always think, "Really?" They sounded pitchy (TM-AI) to me, but it must be the way the sound translates on TV. It's happened so often that either my ears are off (which is unlikely, as singing on other shows/commercials sounds fine) or it's the TV thing. Odd.
Didn't care for the singing group that made it through because I thought they sounded off, and just okay. I hope CGT isn't going to be a final of mostly singers.
Edited by Shermie, Apr 11, 2012 @ 4:04 PM.
Posted Apr 11, 2012 @ 9:47 PM
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 6:29 PM
As it is, few are watching. Too bad, because there have been some really interesting acts that I've never seen on five seasons of AGT.
Too bad the dog act didn't go through. I prefer that to beat boxing, which I find boring (and kind of gross; I imagine their hand is filled with spit, ugh).
Posted May 2, 2012 @ 6:41 AM
I'll probably check out the final at least to see who got in and how they professional-up.
And yes, the backing of CTV would probably have helped a lot more than being on 4th rated City.
Posted May 2, 2012 @ 8:40 AM
CityTV has always been more of a hipster network, catering to the urban crowd. I'm not sure CGT is the right fit for them. I know AGT does well in Canada, but I thought that was more when CTV had it. I wonder why they dropped it, since it was highly rated and what else is there in the summer on CTV? Some dancing show, I suppose.
It also didn't help the show that two of the three judges are unknowns to most viewers. I think Measha is a great judge, her critiques are useful to the acts and honest as well. She's not your typical female judge who's all "You look great, I think you're awesome" who isn't really saying anything helpful.
Edited by Shermie, May 2, 2012 @ 8:42 AM.
Posted May 2, 2012 @ 9:57 AM
As for a City affiliate; I don't think we have an official one. ASN, now CTV2 used to be the semi-official City affiliate up until CTV and City were separated again, and even now they still carry some City programming, but I don't think they carry CGT. I, like most Maritimers, just watch the Toronto City feed from Cable/Satellite anyways, since CTV2 doesn't have a HighDef feed yet.
Posted May 2, 2012 @ 11:13 AM
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 8:57 PM
I was impressed with the overall variety we had... 2 beat boxers, a rapper, a country singer, 2 opera, 2 dance groups, a dance trio (that won!), a rock group, a solo dancer who was quite good especially for his age, and the acrobat. And 2 Maritime acts too.
I hope Season 2 is ready to go soon; and they need to keep all 4 hosts (host and judges that is). Meesha, Martin and Stephan are fantastic judges, and Meesha's hair is an act in and of itself. :)