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Mission singer Eshan Sobti finishes third in Canada’s Got Talent

Nationwide vote pushes Missionite to top four after performance of David Guetta’s “Titanium”
Mission singer Eshan Sobti finished in third place in Canada’s Got Talent on Tuesday night (May 14) after the country made its choice via online vote. /Submitted Photo, Courtesy of Citytv

Mission’s Eshan Sobti fell just short of a million dollars during Tuesday’s (May 14) Canada’s Got Talent finale.

The singer finished third in the competition after a performance of David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium” during the final episode.

“Third place is more than I could ever ask for and I am so proud of myself and thankful to every single person who has supported me throughout this journey,” Sobti said in a Facebook post.

Voters had the opportunity to cast ballots for their favourites for over an hour during the live episode. Rebecca Strong beat out the seven other contestants, including Sobti, who had a chance to perform while Canada made its choice.

Sobti advanced to the finale by making it through the public vote after last week’s episode. The Mission singer previously performed “The Power of Love” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood during the elimination round last week and earned a standing ovation for Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” in the audition.

During the finale, Sobti and his parents were interviewed about his pursuit of music. After a rendition of “Titanium”, Sobti was praised by judges Kardinal Offishall, Trish Stratus and Lilly Singh.

Stratus said the judges could be looking at the million-dollar winner after the performance.

“I’m a little emotional about it because it’s your story that sets everyone’s hearts on fire and I know that’s what Canada was feeling when they voted you through. They felt it. They knew it. They saw your talent. I have goosebumps,” Stratus said.

“Imagine if you actually gave up on yourself,” Offishall said. “You would not be in this position right here killing it tonight. This is not about who chose you in the past — tonight you choose. And you chose to be excellent, my friend.”

“I relate so much to this idea of entertainment as a hobby, singing as a hobby, being funny as a hobby, so I respect so much that not only is it nerve-wracking to be on the stage but to be on the stage against all of those obstacles. There’s so many kids —Punjabi kids, but kids of all cultures — looking at you saying ‘It’s possible, I can do that. I want to be like Eshan.’ You just did that for so many kids watching at home, so thank you. You are a star, boy. Eshan, you are a star, baby,” Singh said.

Sobti advanced to the top four but finished behind Strong and fellow B.C. contestant Funkanometry.

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Dillon White

About the Author: Dillon White

I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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