Mississauga singer and his family in the running for reality show competition


Published May 17, 2020 at 7:19 pm


If you’re a fan of singing competitions, you might be excited to hear that a Mississauga musician and his family could make it to the finals of the Canadian Family’s Got Talent competition.

J8ke (Jake Robertson), a 24-year-old singer-songwriter who hails from Mississauga, is one of 10 semi-finalists selected by a panel of judges. According to the Canadian Family’s Got Talent website, the semi-finalists were selected for displaying “originality, creativity, and superb talent.” 

According to the website, Robertson started singing and playing music at age 7. He has toured worldwide, both as a solo artist and with his band Cardinal Chase. 

Recently, Robertson and his family released a “quarantine cover” of Justin Bieber’s Changes, which you can see below:

According to Robertson’s official Twitter account, he has performed at Mississauga hotspot Failte Irish Pub several times (pre-quarantine, of course). He also released a single, titled Ricochet, on Spotify in 2019. 

“Jake writes his own music and just released his first solo mixtape. He wrote and produced the full album,” the competition website reads. 

“The video he submitted is done in one seamless shot and took about five hours to film. He and his family had fun putting it together during this quarantine.”

Fans can vote for Robertson here from now until 11:59 pm on May 19. 

The three videos with the most votes will move on to the final round of judging and the Grand Prize winner will be announced by America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell on Tuesday, May 26 on Breakfast Television Canada.

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