Abbotsford couple eliminated from talent competition

Steve and Celeste Presby’s run on the television show Canada’s Got Talent has come to an abrupt end.

Abbotsford’s Steve and Celeste Presby wowed the judges of Canada’s Got Talent during their audition earlier this month.

Abbotsford’s Steve and Celeste Presby wowed the judges of Canada’s Got Talent during their audition earlier this month.

Steve and Celeste Presby’s run on the television show Canada’s Got Talent has come to an abrupt end.

The local karaoke singers found out earlier this week that they would not be performing again.

After gaining the approval of the judges during their audition in Vancouver – the Presbys performed Cher and Peter Cetera’s “After All” –  the Abbotsford couple qualified for the next phase of competition.

In all, 244 performers from across the country were moved on to the second round. However, during last week’s show, the panel of judges had to whittle that number down to just 36 semi-finalists.

The Presbys were not among them.

Celeste said she was disappointed that they didn’t get the opportunity to perform for the judges again.  They only sang one song.

“They just cut it down from what they had,” said Celeste. “I thought when we went into this thing we were going to have to sing quite a few songs before we got to the judges, but no.”

Despite being eliminated, she said it was a fun experience.

“My favourite was all the crazy guys, it was just nuts.”

She said many of the acts were just there to get a moment of fame. Some were dressed as chickens or frogs and other strange characters.

“But there were tons of really talented people that they didn’t even pick,” said Celeste.

Now back in Abbotsford, the Presbys are back to work and back to performing.

“We’re still running karaoke shows.”

The couple  puts on shows locally, at the Highwayman Pub and the Abbotsford Eagles’ Club.

“We’re actually going out of town to the Kamloops club in April,” she said.