JT Podcast – CGT Season 2 Special #2: GENEVIÈVE CÔTÉ

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

 Canada’s Got Talent (CGT): Season Two is off and running! 

The show’s on-air team, judges Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Trish Stratus, and Kardinal Offishall, and host Lindsey Ell are back, looking for Canada’s best talent. The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast is grateful to CGT for welcoming back some of my favorite acts who impressed me during the Judges’ Auditions. 

Geneviève Côté is the first act to visit the podcast! Born in Montreal and raised in Laval, Geneviève has been passionate about voices and noises since birth. Inspired by her idols, the little ones Simard, Céline Dion, Dominique Michel, The Looney Tunes, and many others, she went on stage for the first time at the age of four. From a very young age, she was immediately won over and very inspired by actor-comedian and sound designer Michael Winslow (Police Academy). So she begins to imitate every sound out there, from the creaking of a door to the bottle of window cleaner to the sound effects of her favorite Atari video game, Asteroids. Subsequently, it was the group of Quebec comedians Rock et Belles Oreilles and the comedian and singer Weird Al Yankovic who gave him the taste to write his own parodies and make his dream a vocation.

While she was a young single mother in her early twenties, it was in 1998 that Geneviève presented herself alone with her baby at the Action Intervention Jeunesse competition at the Salle André-Mathieu in Laval. She lifts the crowd and wins the hearts of judges François Massicotte, Maxim Roy, Jean Aroldi, and Luc De La Rochelière with her imitation and parody of Celine Dion. She, therefore, won the title of Laureate of the first prize in the humor category as well as practically all the awards of the evening.

Geneviève Côté was discovered in 2010 on YouTube with her video parodies of Lady Gaga, Lisa Leblanc and Gérald Tremblay. Since then, she has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Mike Ward, Cathy Gauthier, France D’Amour, Marjo, André Sauvé, P-A Méthot, Alex Perron, and many others. She has been seen on stage as part of the Just for Laughs festival on productions by Joël Legendre, such as La Fureur and Le show 100% Inimitable and in the Humor Blind galas at the Saint-Denis Theater on several occasions. 

In this edition of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast, Geneviève Côté spoke about her audition and reaction when Howie Mandel pressed his Golden Buzzer. 

Canada’s Got Talent airs on CityTV! 

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