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First Look At ‘Canada’s Got Talent’ 2023 Contestants

Mr. Cuddles, Anica, and Alexandra Côté on 'Canada's Got Talent'Canada's Got Talent/CityTV

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The revival season of Canada’s Got Talent surely got the attention of Got Talent fans everywhere. With the highly anticipated second season of Canada’s Got Talent on CityTV on the rise, let’s take a look at some of the contestants gracing the stage. Canada’s Got Talent premieres March 21 at 8 p.m. ET on CityTV, CityTV+, CityTV.com and on the CityTv app, unfortunately there is currently no way to watch the series in America.

Contestants on Canada’s Got Talent 2023

Raymond Salgado Singer

Raymond is a singer hailing from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This singer previously appeared on American Idol, but didn’t make it to Hollywood Week.

@theraymondsalgado The universe has a way of presenting things unexpectedly 😅 Suprise everyone, I have auditioned for Canada’s Got Talent. Can’t wait to be sharing this journey with all of you guys. The premier will be on March 21st, stay tuned to see if i made it or not #realitytv #americanidol #rejected #canadasgottalent #singer ♬ original sound – Makayla

XPogo Stunt Team Pogo Team

This group is a pogo stunt team hailing from Orillia, Ontario. They currently hold 14 Guinness World Records for pogo achievements, such as highest jump, most consecutive cars jumped over, and highest front flip.


Alexandra Côté

If you watched America’s Got Talent season 16 (2021), you’ll recognize Alexandra Côté and her border collies. It was a shame this group didn’t make it past judge deliberations, so I personally cannot wait to see them again.


Jack Thomas

Jack is a one-armed drummer, audio engineer, and producer, hailing from Burnaby, British Columbia. He currently has over 14,000 subscribers on YouTube, and over 20,000 followers on Instagram.


Ashley Veldboom

Ashley is a Orillia, Ontario based dancer, arco dance educator and model. She appears to be relatively undiscovered at this moment.

Magic Ben

Magic Ben is a sleight of hand magician hailing from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. His acts typically feature talks about his journey from growing up in a small Inuit community to becoming one of the top magicians in North America.

The Cheerforce Golden Girls

Canada’s Elite All Star Cheerleading group, The Cheerforce Golden Girls are ready to bring their polished craft to the stage. The group, from Oakville, Ontario, is passionate about having fun, while practicing to become the best of the best.

Katherine Lynn-Rose

Katherine is a singer/songwriter from Burlington, Ontario. She currently has music out on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.


Toria Summerville is a contortionist and acrobat that goes by the stage name, Flexy T. Hailing from Ajax, Ontario, this acrobat is sure to be Canada’s Got Talent‘s Sofie Dossi.

Mr. Cuddles The Evil Octopus

Mr. Cuddles The Evil Octopus is a Britain’s Got Talent alum, known as a somewhat creepy ventriloquist act. Aside from his BGT past, Mr. Cuddles and his handler Jamie Swettenham (professionally known as Damien James) have been featured on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us.

Tara Meyer

Tara is a nine-time pole champion that regularly performs with Cirque du Soleil. Aside from performing solo pole acts, she also teaches the craft.

Charles Philippe Lauren

This contestant is an entertainer hailing from Montreal, Quebec. We’re not exactly sure what to expect from this entertainer, since their social media features a bunch of different talents.

Kalsey Kulyk

Kalsey is a country singer, hailing from Beaumont, Alberta. At this time, she’s a verified artist on Spotify, with over 37,000 monthly listeners.

Abebe Erigete

Abebe is a circus performer hailing from Toronto, Ontario. He currently performs impressive acrobatic tricks using a ladder while on stage.


If you’ve seen America’s Got Talent season 16 (2021), you’ll recognize Grand Barachois, New Brunswick singer Anica. This realtor had an extremely shocking voice on AGT, so we can’t wait to see what she’ll do on CGT.


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1 year ago

I can’t get in the contest how come 91-year-old veteran love your show used to perform

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