“Canada’s Got Talent” semi-finalists announced

The country has a mixed bag of talent to showcase in the semi-finalists.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The celeb judges of "Canada's Got Talent" Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio, have whittled down the wide range of performers who have auditioned across the country for the reality show and they have chosen what they consider to be the best of the best for the semi-finalist stage of the competition.

They were supposed to keep the numbers at 37 competitors, however two additional YouTube "Last Chance Auditions," sponsored by Nissan, were thrown into the mix, rounding out the semi-finalist number at an uneven 39.

Some of the semi-finalists include: Angela Ewtushik and her pup Rally, circus performer Aygul Memet from Toronto; impressionist Laheeb Quddusi from Devon, Alberta; a 26-year-old fire poi artist from Edmonton; a 16-year-old contortionist from Maple Ridge, BC; Good for Grapes, a six-member folk band from Surrey; a three-member magic act hailing from Vancouver; and solo singers as well as dancers from Montreal, New Brunswick, Thornhill, and Toronto. There are also martial arts performers, rock bands, singing groups, hip-hop trios, and even actors. Full bios of all of the semi-finalists can be found on their official website here.

For the next three weeks of "Canada's Got Talent," semi-finalists will show off all of their skills during special 70-minute shows. The first one airs on Monday, April 2nd at 8pm. Viewers will be able to vote on the semi-finalists immediately following the program.