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Canada’s Got Talent semifinalists revealed

From a media release:


  • Semifinalists from across Canada will perform live starting on a special, super-sized night, Monday, April 2 at 8 p.m. local time on Citytv
  • Two additional semifinalists from the YouTube ‘Last Chance Auditions’ will be revealed live on Tuesday, April 3 during the first-ever results show
  • An encore presentation of the semifinalist reveal airs Sunday, April 1 on Citytv

ole1Earlier this evening, Canada’s Got Talent fans were introduced to some of the diverse semifinalists who will compete for the coveted title of Canada’s most talented act in the thrilling and dramatic ‘Cutdown Episode’ on Citytv. As the cross-country tour came to an end, judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio reviewed all of the acts hoping to advance to the semifinals in an intense and lengthy deliberation. Then, in an emotional last stand, with no shortage of surprises, host Dina Pugliese and the judges notified the acts whose journey had ended and those who are advancing to the semifinals.

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New tonight: Heartland, Less Than Kind, Lost Girl, Canada’s Got Talent

Heartland, CBC – “Candles in the Wind”
When a mystery horse arrives at Heartland, Amy and Ty are sent down a path that will alter their lives.

Less Than Kind, HBO Canada – “March Fourth”
With Danny and Miriam upset by the prospect of separating for university, Sheldon comes up with an inspired solution. Anne, Jim and Clara risk it all to save the driving school from their rival “Killigans.” Shandra is furious when the family seem oblivious to the implications of her renewed romance with Josh. Nicholas Campbell and Kevin McDonald guest star.

Lost Girl, Showcase – “Into the Dark”
In the wake of emotional losses, Trick reveals his deepest secret to Bo. Bo realizes there is no turning back and she must go to any extreme, which includes aligning herself with a sworn enemy, to take on a battle that could decide the fate of the Fae. Written by Emily Andras, directed by John Fawcett.

Canada’s Got Talent, Citytv – “Montreal Auditions”
Montreal’s longstanding tradition of unique talent is on full display when host Dina Pugliese and judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan visit the last stop on the cross-country audition tour.
“The Cut Down”
After an extensive cross-country audition tour, judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio choose their favourite acts from across Canada to advance to the semi-finals.


New tonight: The Firm, W5

The Firm, Global – “Chapter 11 – A Change of Heart”
Mitch takes on the case of a death row inmate who wants to help the family he victimized in an unusual way. Meanwhile, Tammy’s inheritance causes a rift in her relationship with Ray, and the Sarah Holt case begins to unfold.

W5, CTV – “Paradise Lost”
W5 investigates dubious vacation clubs promising luxurious holidays combined with other perks like discounts for major purchases at a fraction of the cost. “Paradise Lost” reveals victims of fraudulent travel schemes who share their stories of being bilked. In a dramatic undercover investigation, W5 confronts one fraudster convicted of misleading consumers in the operation of a travel club but who is already back in business seeking new “members.” W5 also confronts government agencies – trying to discover who should be cleaning up this fraudulent industry.


New tonight: Marketplace and The Fifth Estate

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Marketplace, CBC – “Dirty Hospitals”
Canada has the highest rate of hospital acquired infections in the developed world, and Canada’s consumer watchdog wants to know why. Dirty Hospitals, airing Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV, is a follow-up to MARKETPLACE’s groundbreaking Dirty Doctors. Erica Johnson puts hospital cleanliness to the test, and finds a mess that is making you sick. With hidden cameras, including Canada’s first hidden camera glo gel test, insider interviews and expert opinions, MARKETPLACE uncovers why people in Canadian hospitals are too often getting sicker instead of better.

The Fifth Estate, CBC – “Boy on the Ice”
A 14-year-old boy on his snowmobile gets lost in a blinding blizzard on his way home to an isolated Labrador village. The local townspeople search into the night, and discover snowmobile tracks heading the wrong way—out toward the coastal ice and the open sea beyond. Searchers call on the military, asking for a rescue helicopter to be dispatched at first light. Their request is denied, and for two more days the people of Makkovik mount their own rescue operation and try to find the lost boy in some of the most inhospitable conditions imaginable. By the time Canada’s Search and Rescue service does send a military helicopter to help find the boy, he’s been missing for nearly 52 hours. Aerial spotters soon locate footprints not far from an abandoned snowmobile and follow the boy’s tracks hoping to find him still alive. But it wasn’t to be. Just over three days after he lost his way home, they found Burton Winters’ body near an open patch of water. His footprints show he’d walked 19 kilometers, through the storm, in a desperate bid to get home before he finally succumbed to hypothermia. His parents want to know why Canada’s esteemed Search and Rescue service refused to help find the boy on the ice in time to save his life. “I just think about him walking and trying to get home and just not wanting to give up, and every night when I try to go to sleep that’s all I can think about:  my little boy, walking on the ice…” CBC News’s the fifth estate investigates Friday, March 23 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), on CBC-TV.  Lost on the Ice reveals a web of excuses and a so-called “protocol” used to justify the decision not to send the helicopter which could have saved Burton Winters—a defence which a veteran Search and Rescue official calls “a concoction.”


New tonight: The Nature of Things, Doc Zone, Battle Castle


The Nature of Things, CBC – “Smarty Plants”
Plants: nice, pretty to look at. But they don’t DO anything, do they? They just kind of….sit there, right? Wrong! Exploding the myth of a passive plant world, SMARTY PLANTS, a new one-hour TV documentary premiering Thursday, March 22 at 8 pm (8:30 NT) on CBC Television The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, uncovers the real “secret world” of plants, revealing a fantastic and dynamic landscape pulsing with sex, movement, communication, and social interaction. This is a world where plants talk, forage, wage war and nurture their kin; a world where plants behave a lot like…us!

Doc Zone, CBC – “Scandal: Inside the Murdoch Empire”
DOC ZONE examines the scandal that has rocked the empire of media baron Rupert Murdoch.

Battle Castle, History Television – “Malbork Castle”
Stretched along the bank of the River Nogat in modern-day Poland, Malbork Castle was built by an elite group of knights during the Baltic Crusades. Its distinct brick architecture, soaring walls, and deadly battlements were built to intimidate the local population. In 1410, a pagan-turned-king marches on the castle, determined to put an end to the Teutonic Order’s reign.