Canada’s Got Talent is a Canadian television realitytalent show, which debuted on the Citytvnetwork on March 4, 2012. It is part of the global Got Talent franchise.
The first season was won by the Manitoba-based dance troupe Sagkeeng’s Finest. After initially passing on producing a second season, a Canadian Family’s Got Talent competition was held on Citytv’s morning show Breakfast Television in 2020, in acknowledgement of COVID-19 pandemiclockdowns across the country (and to promote season 15 of America’s Got Talent). The contest was won by Toronto-based singing trio CZN.
The auditions took place in front of the judges, and a live audience at different cities across Canada. At any time during the audition, the judges would show their disapproval of the act by pressing a buzzer, which lights a large red “X” on the stage. If all the judges pressed their buzzers, the act must end. Voting worked on a majority-of-two basis, where two positive votes from the judges were required.