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Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry places 2nd in Canada’s Got Talent

Jacksun Fryer and Carlow Rush added unique ‘freestyle’ element to grand finale performance
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush, also known as the dance duo Funkanometry, perform one last time on Canada’s Got Talent’s season finale Tuesday, May 14, earning second place. (Instagram photo)

Vancouver Island’s funky dance duo took home second place on Canada’s Got Talent’s season finale last night.

Although Funkanometry’s Jacksun Fryer from Nanaimo and Carlow Rush from Duncan didn’t take home the grand prize of $1 million, they survived the first elimination round and made the top four with singer Eshan Sobti from Mission, magician Mark Lewis from Toronto, and singer Rebecca Strong from Prince Albert, Sask. – who was named winner of this season.

For their grand finale on the show Tuesday, May 14, Fryer and Rush took a risk and put the flow of their routine in the hands of judges Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Trish Stratus and Kardinal Offishall, who could control them “like a video game” with paddles that read faster, slower, or reverse. As they danced to Queen’s We Are the Champions, the duo adjusted their routine to fit the directive.

Singh was amazed they decided to “take the biggest moment of their lives and leave it up to the judges.”

“Throughout this entire season, everybody has been cheering for you guys. You’ve definitely been a favourite for so many people across the country,” Offishall said after their performance.

In a video before they took to the stage, Rush said their journey on Canada’s Got Talent had been amazing.

“We’ve always dreamed about being on a show like this in our own country,” Fryer said. “The secret to Funkanometry is mixing the old school with the new school … If there’s good music, I’ll dance to it.”

The hip hop and popping dance duo previously made it to America’s Got Talent semifinals in 2022, and are the second act from the central Island to make it to the finals of Canada’s Got Talent in two years – Lantzville’s Raymond Salgado also made it to the season finale in 2023.

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