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Winnipeg airport erupted into cheers this evening as Sagkeeng’s Finest arrived, bearing their trophy as the champions of Canada’s Got Talent.

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Winnipeg airport erupted into cheers this evening as Sagkeeng’s Finest arrived, bearing their trophy as the champions of Canada’s Got Talent.

Several hundred excited fans were on hand to see the three beaming young men descend the staircase into the foyer of Richardson International Airport, which was a party-like atmosphere with balloon, hugs and signs such as “You’re The Greatest!”.

Vince O’Laney, 17, and brother Brandon and Dallas Courchene, 18 and 16 respectively, were crowned champions of the first season of Citytv’s Canada’s Got Talent. For the final showdown, they performed a fusion of traditional clogging and tap-dancing.

Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press A thrilled Brandon Courchene works his way through a throng at the Winnipeg airport Tuesday night as hundreds welcomed Sagkeeng's Finest home after the dance trio won the Canada's Got Talent reality TV series.

The group, which was formed last summer, eliminated 11 other finalists Monday evening to win the top prize of $100,000, a trip to Tobago, a sports car, a chance to perform in Las Vegas and an appearance at a televised New Year’s Eve party.

“Manitoba is home to so many unique and talented artists. I’m proud to see Sagkeeng’s Finest recognized on such a prominent national stage,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “Congratulations to Dallas, Brandon and Vince for capturing the imagination of Canadians with their creative take on traditional dance.”

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