With only a few hours left until the taping of the first episode kicks off, Canada’s Got Talent finally announced the names of its judges and host…and you know what?  I love it!

Joining previously announced judge Martin Short, will be Opera sensation (and fellow Fredericton native) Measha Brueggergosman and renowned songwriter Stephan Moccio will all be weighing in and finding the eventual winner of the show’s inaugral first season.

Canada’s Got Talent also announced that BT Toronto’s Dina Pugliese will host the show. Some will remember her as the host of the VJ search reality show that aired a few years ago when Tim Deegan won and became a Muchmusic VJ.

With the announcements now complete, I think I’m getting really excited for the show. What’s really great is that, like NBC’s The Voice, the judges are all still relevant and very succesful. They won’t be looking to get their share of the spotlight, because they already have it. That means the judges will instead spend their time looking for legitimately great talent, all that adds up to a really fanstastic show.

Now if only I could think of a talent.

Mike Morrison


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  2. Although I didn’t see this show, I have heard Jane sing and every time I do it brings tears to my eyes. She is an incredibly talented lady and an absolute joy to listen to. I wish her nothing but the best in the future.

  3. I want to express my disappointment in the two judges Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio. I thought this show was about finding people who are talented that out shine the regular performers. Jane Perrett performed her song where everyone in the audience stood up on their feet 3x, tears swelled in their eyes, visible goose bumps on ones arms, chants of how incredible she was and touched everyone with her voice yet she did not make it through to the next process. The audience is the 4th judge which is important for a television show and everyone in the entire show was just ignored, neither of the two named judges even tried to turn and look behind them to see the enthusiasm of the audience and the appreciation and love for Jane Perrett’s performance. Martin Short commented and said he loved her performance and thought she was definitely talented. As a studio audience viewer myself, it is a turn off when judges are brought on to shoot down people who actually have a talent and deserve to be seen in such a competition. Experiencing this whole ordeal makes me never want to support or watch this show because of what has happened. Everyone was talking in the entire room and it was all negative regarding the two judges decision. This is not an ” Opera ” Singing contest, this is a ” Talent ” contest and it saddens me that the audience is left to feel disappointed and it seems like people who do have a talent will never have room to grow in this world.
    The energy was just sapped from the audience and I had the feeling I was watching “Canada’s Got Talent” die at the moment Stephan refused to change his vote. The two judges were heavily boo’ed and all Stephan could say was ” Go ahead and Boo me all you want ” – what kind of response was that when the audience supports the show? It was awful to see….especially in view of another act “breaking boards” so flippantly approved – Martin Short votes “yes” as a joke since the other judges had already voted “no” and then Stephen changes his vote because Rick is Italian??? I feel sorry for the tv audience to miss out on good acts, have to sit through bad ones due to the judges you have chosen for this show.
    I was so excited to attend this show now I’m wondering how the show will edit Jane Perrett’s performance and the audience’s reactions without the viewers judging the show’s judges and the verdict: “XXX”!

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