April 30, 2012

Hoop dancer in Canada's Got Talent

Hoop Dancing Dynamo Lisa Odjig From Canada’s Got Talent

By Sam LaskarisThanks in part to a routine shopping trip, Lisa Odjig was able to display her hoop dancing talents to a national audience. Odjig, an Odawa-Ojibwe who lives in Toronto, auditioned for and became a featured performer for Canada’s Got Talent.

The first-year show, similar to the established America’s Got Talent, enables any person or group to showcase their skills in front of judges, a live audience and all those watching at home on television.

Odjig, a two-time world hoop dancing champion, was one of 36 contestants who advanced to the semi-final round. But after her second national TV appearance on Apr. 22, Odjig was eliminated the following evening during the show’s results broadcast when the semi-final votes were announced. Anybody could vote for their favorite performer by phone, text, Facebook, Twitter or online.
Comment:  For more Indians in reality shows, see Apaches in No Kitchen Required and Umatilla Model Portrays Pocahontas.

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