Twelve acts from across the country gave a resounding answer to a question that has plagued Canadians for ages: Yes, it appears that Canada does have talent.
Just kidding; we knew that already. But still, the finalists of "Canada's Got Talent" put on quite a show Sunday night to win the viewers' votes for the grand prize of $100,000 in cash, a Nissan GT-R, a Las Vegas show, and a performance at the Citytv New Year's Eve special.
Over the season we've seen some folks with a wide variety of talent -- if you consider stapling things to your face a "talent" -- but the dancers were on fire last night. Sagkeeng's Finest tappers opened the show with an energetic routine to a pop medley, acrobat Aygul Memet performed impressive stunts on a circus ring suspended over the stage to "Imagine," and the Broken Dance troupe delivered a Bollywood interpretation of "Romeo and Juliet" (featuring Justin Bieber's "Baby," a nice touch).
But stealing everyone's hearts before even stepping onstage (and giving a shout-out to "all the mothers out there" on Mother's Day) was 12-year-old ballet dancer Shale Wagman. Telling the story of a young boy battling adults putting him down, Shale had the audience on its feet and judge Stephen Moccio choked up, calling him "a gift to the country."
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