Calgary –The Stampede Talent Search has named their 39th Champion.

Twenty-one-year-old Caity Gyorgy is a singer-songwriter from Calgary who impressed the audience and judges with an incredible performance of a song she wrote called “Two Left Feet.” Caity will be performing in tomorrow night’s final performance of the 2019 Bell Grandstand Show.

The first runner-up was Kaitlyn Ho.

Second runner-up was Richard Tichelman.

The third runner-up was Michelle Choi.

The Don Welden Most Promising Performer award was presented to Brandon Lorenzo. This award is presented to the performer who best personifies the Western values of the Calgary Stampede.

This year, more than 200 amateur Canadian youth performers demonstrated their singing, dancing, acting, musical and variety performance abilities during auditions for this annual showcase of talent. From these auditions, fifty-five performers (aged 13 to 21) were selected to compete in front of our panel of professional judges, in an America’s Got Talent type competition.

“The Talent Search is a real stepping stone for these performers,” says Trish Bronsch, chair, Stampede Talent Search committee. “Some of the kids have gone on to perform with Cirque de Soleil, which is really exciting.”

Canada-wide registration for the 2020 Stampede Talent Search will begin in early 2020 and auditions will be held in May. Additional information and online registration is available on the Stampede Talent Search website:

Additional professional photography of the finalists, and the winning performance, available by request. Photo credit: 2Create Photography.

The mission of the Stampede Talent Search is to discover, develop, encourage and showcase young amateur performers. This program is just one of the ways the Calgary Stampede fulfills its commitment to provide youth with the opportunity to develop strong roots in their culture and heritage through programs that enhance personal growth, citizenship and education.


About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.


For more information, please contact:

Trish Bronsch

Stampede Talent Search committee

T 780.913.2228