Season 2 of Canada’s Got Talent to feature Burlington musician, Oakville dancers


Published March 7, 2023 at 12:23 pm

Burlington singer/musician Katherine Lynne-Rose will be competing in Season 2 of Canada's Got Talent, which premieres Tuesday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Citytv. CGT PHOTOS

Oakville and Burlington got talent too!

Some of that local talent will be on display when Season 2 of Canada’s Got Talent (CGT) kicks off Tuesday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Citytv.

Local talent taking centre stage on the highly anticipated talent competition this season includes Oakville dancer Cydnee Abbott, Oakville dance act The Cheerforce Golden Girls and Burlington singer/musician Katherine Lynn-Rose.

The local competitors are just three of the 82 acts that will compete this season in front of CGT judges Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Trish Stratus and Kardinal Offishall.

This winner of this year’s talent competition, which drew over 7.6M fans across the country in the inaugural season, will receive $150,000 dollars and the opportunity to work with a financial advisor, courtesy of CIBC – to help realize their ambitions.

They will also get the opportunity to perform in “America’s Got Talent Presents: SUPERSTARS Live” at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Rose, 19, is a Chinese-Canadian singer/songwriter who says she is passionate about Asian representation in musical theatre.

The Burlington native draws inspiration from her experience growing up in North America in an Asian immigrant household.

Abbott is a dance soloist from Oakville. The 10-year-old is hoping to share her love of dance and inspire others with her appearance on the show.

The Cheerforce Golden Girls are an all-female squad from Oakville.

“This tight-knit team works hard, dreams big and loves performing as a group,” said their bio on the CGT website. “The squad hopes to live up to their name and bring home the gold at Canada’s Got Talent.”

In Season 2, CGT says its “upping the ante” with singers, dancers, magicians, extreme sports and death-defying acts, several contestants with one-of-a-kind abilities, and a plethora of acts who are pursuing their dreams abroad but now coming home to compete on the Canadian stage.

This year’s live CGT two-hour finale, hosted by Lindsay Ell, will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls.

The Season 1 CGT champion was Jeanick Fournier. Since then she released her self-titled major-label debut album, performed in Las Vegas as part of the “America’s Got Talent Presents: SUPERSTARS Live” stage show, and competed on a global stage among the best in the world in America’s Got Talent: All-Stars.

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