Three Niagara Falls performers coming up on TV show Canada’s Got Talent


Published March 10, 2023 at 1:47 pm

David Green, who organizes the Garden City Comedy Festivals, is one of the region's best-known comedians.

There will be two Niagara Falls natives and one magician about to become a tourist town favourite when the second season of Canada’s Got Talent premiers on March 21.

Comedian David Green, singer Samantha (Meave) Pearson and magician Christian Mascia are among the 82 acts to be featured for the show’s second season, which is telecast on City-TV.

While both Green and Pearson are from Niagara Falls, Mascia, 24, is, in fact, a Stoney Creek resident, who is poised to be a major Niagara Falls attraction.

Mascia was handpicked by Niagara Falls magician Greg Frewin to take over the shows at the Greg Frewin Theatre (5781 Ellen Ave) when the namesake finally decided to step away after 18 years of Las Vegas style shows.

There will be 82 acts in total on the Canada’s Got Talent roster, which this year will be performed at the new 5,000-seat OLG Stage in Fallsview Casino Resort. Filming for Season Two of the talent show got underway last October.

Green, one of the region’s best known comedians, has been producing and either headlining or hosting Garden City Comedy Festival shows or years now.

Singer Samantha Pearson goes by the stage name Meave and has been performing in clubs and early on as a busker in the city for quite some time.

Season Two of Canada’s Got Talent is 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.”

The eventual winner will receive $150,000 and the opportunity to perform in America’s Got Talent Presents: SUPERSTARS Live at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Since being crowned champion in Season One, singer Jeanick Fournier has taken her career to new heights having released her self-titled major-label debut album, performed in 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.

As it was last season, Canada’s Got Talent will be hosted by Lindsay Ell and the judges are Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Trish Stratus and Kardinal Offishall. At the end of Season One, Mandel was given a Key to the City of Niagara Falls by Mayor Jim Diodati.

The show, which reached 7.6 million viewers last season, will debut on City-TV on March 21 at 8 pm and finish on May 16 in a two-hour finale where a champion will be crowned.

Stoney Creek magician Christian Mascia was handpicked by Niagara
Falls magician Greg Frewin to take over the shows at his Ellen Ave. theatre. 

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