Trois-Rivières dance troupe “Conversion” emerged as the victors of the second season of Canada’s Got Talent, securing the grand prize of $150,000. Their performance captivated both the judges and the audience, solidifying their position as this season’s most talented performers. Judge Trish Stratus, who bestowed her Golden Buzzer on the group, praised them as exceptional storytellers.
Their closest competitors were The Cast, another impressive dance act from Quebec, who claimed the runner-up spot. The Turnball Brothers secured third place, followed by Maeve in fourth. As winners, “Conversion” received not only the substantial cash prize but also invaluable financial advice to support their future endeavors. Additionally, they now have the opportunity to perform on “America’s Got Talent Presents: SUPERSTARS Live” in Las Vegas at the prestigious Luxor Hotel & Casino. Watch their final winning performance below:
The triumph of “Conversion” in Canada’s Got Talent prompted Citytv to renew the series for another season, in collaboration with McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc., Fremantle, and SYCO Entertainment. Exciting news accompanied the renewal, as Rogers, the main sponsor, pledged a staggering $1,000,000 for the upcoming season’s winner. This record-breaking cash prize sets a new milestone in Canadian television history. Tony Staffieri, President & CEO of Rogers, expressed the company’s commitment to fostering and investing in Canadian talent, emphasizing their pride in supporting the aspirations of future winners.
Judge Howie Mandel enthusiastically anticipated the forthcoming season, highlighting the global impact of Canada’s Got Talent due to Rogers’ generous contribution. The amplified prize money promises a bigger and better competition that will elevate the show to international prominence. Mandel’s sentiments resonated with the sentiment that the show would now be put on the world stage.
The third season of Canada’s Got Talent will introduce a significant change. Each of the six recipients of the Golden Buzzer will receive $25,000 from CIBC, resulting in a total sum of $150,000. Aspiring performers can currently submit their applications on the Citytv website.
Canada’s Got Talent season 2 has now become Citytv’s most-viewed original series in over a decade, captivating 6.5 million+ Canadian viewers from the start to the semifinals. The success of “Conversion” and the incredible talent showcased throughout the competition have undoubtedly cemented Canada’s Got Talent as a platform for exceptional performers.
The triumph of “Conversion” and the subsequent announcement of an even more substantial cash prize for the next season reflect the growing stature of Canada’s Got Talent. With its renewed energy and generous incentives, the show is set to discover and nurture extraordinary talents, propelling Canadian performers onto the global stage.