Brueggergosman to judge ‘Canada’s Got Talent’

Opera star Measha Brueggergosman and songwriter Stephan Moccio will join Martin Short on the Canada’s Got Talent judging panel.

Opera star Measha Brueggergosman and songwriter Stephan Moccio will join Martin Short on the Canada’s Got Talent judging panel.

Citytv also announced that Toronto TV personality Dina Pugliese will host the show.

Brueggergosman is a Juno-winning soprano who has performed in famed venues around the world including Roy Thomson Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Originally from St. Catharines, Ont., Moccio is known for writing the song I Believe for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

He’s also worked with artists including Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John and Gladys Knight.

The Canada’s Got Talent live theatre audition tour continue Tuesday in Calgary.

The show is set to premiere next March.

The Talent franchise originated in the U.K., with reality TV’s Simon Cowell serving as creator and one of the show’s judges.

Since then, new versions have sprouted in nearly every corner of the world, including Australia, Chile, Italy, China, India and Thailand.