The Quebec duo Mat & Mym proud of their adventure on Canada’s Got Talent

The Quebec duo Mat & Mym proud of their adventure on Canada’s Got Talent
The Quebec duo Mat & Mym proud of their adventure on Canada’s Got Talent

Although the duo of Quebec freestyle skaters did not win the million-dollar grand final, Mat & Mym feel nothing but pride following their adventure in the televised competition Canada’s Got Talent.

“We are not embarrassed at all by what we presented in the final, especially with all the constraints: the short time, Myriam’s injury, the fact of going last which only left people 5 minutes to vote for us… We are proud of the result and of ourselves, even if we would have liked to rank better and, obviously, win,” confides the duo to Newspaper the day after the final.

Mathieu Cloutier and Myriam Lessard bowed to the singer from Saskatchewan, Rebecca Strong. But they are certainly not bitter.

Instead, they keep in mind the two great moments of their adventure: when they won one of the coveted Golden Buzzer at the halfway point and their final number from last night.

Mat & Mym

Photo provided by Catherine Vigeant

Pride and relief

They say they are relieved and proud to have succeeded in delivering this unique number despite the technical challenges and Myriam’s injury.

“We did some difficult movements: the suspension by the hair, the rapid costume change, in the air in addition, which we have never seen in our career, and the suspension by the mouth,” explain the artists who found judge Howie Mandel “a little harsh” with his negative comment after their performance.

The judge said their act wasn’t “more impressive” than their previous one, nor was it really worthy of the million-dollar grand prize…

Their performance was, however, followed by a standing ovation from the audience on site.

“For some of our family members who don’t often see us live, just to see us there in real life last night was super emotional. They were very angry, but also disappointed for us,” says Myriam.

What their experience was Canada’s Got Talent will have taught them? That creating new numbers – from music to costumes, including acrobatic sequences – stimulates them to the highest level.

And it is good to feel the pride of Quebecers. “The circus community, the people of Quebec, Limoilou, Gaspésie. We really felt a big wave of love which felt good,” adds the duo.

Next for Mat & Mym

Mat & Mym are heading back on the road today to Minneapolis, the last city on the show’s American tour Bazzar from Cirque du Soleil.

“We’re going to take a little mental break. We are going to resume our shows, I am going to take care of my shoulder and we are going to take care of ourselves,” continues the skater from Quebec.

The duo will then be in Quebec all summer, because they are part of the show Tribute to Rock and beautiful ears by Cirque du Soleil which will be presented in Trois-Rivières.

Then, the skating couple will continue the tour in Europe with Cirque du Soleil.

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