Niagara Falls-filmed ‘Canada’s Got Talent’ TV show hikes winner’s prize from $150,000 to $1 million in 2024


Published May 17, 2023 at 12:26 pm

From left: Judges Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, host Lindsay Ell, Trish Stratus and Kardinal Offishall will return to Niagara Falls offering $1 million to the winner of Canada's Got Talent in 2024.

Niagara Falls busker Meave, who was plucked off the sidewalk for an audition by Canada’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel, landed fourth when the final eight acts competed in the show finale last night (May 16).

Filmed all season on the OLG Stage in Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, the finale winner was dance act “Conversion,” hailing from Trois-Rivières, Quebec. The Cast, another dance act from Quebec, were the runners-up, followed by The Turnball Brothers in third.

However, the biggest story of the night was the launch of next season, which will see the grand prize jump from $150,000 to a cool $1 million for the winner.

“The fact that Rogers is giving us an opportunity for another season, with the biggest cash prize in Canadian television history, not only promises that it will be bigger and better but that we are now putting Canada’s Got Talent on the world stage,” said Mandel.

The fact is the TV show reached over than 6.5 million Canadians from the premier to the semifinals – figures from last night’s finale aren’t available yet – making it City-TV’s most-viewed original series in over a decade.

On top of the $1 million prize, each of the six Golden Buzzer recipients will each receive $25,000 from CIBC, totaling $150,000.

As well as the $150,000 win, “Conversion” will perform in “America’s Got Talent Presents: SUPERSTARS Live” at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

On a local level, Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati has given two of the shows judges – Mandel and Trish Stratus – the Key to the City over the past two seasons.

With $1 millions up for grabs, the show has already opened its applications for talent. The application can be found HERE.


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