Jeanick Fournier Won Canada’s Got Talent With a Record-Breaking Amount of Votes

During the January 2, 2023 premiere of America’s Got Talent: All-Stars Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel immediately recognized one special Contestant: Jeanick Fournier.

That’s because Fournier won Canada’s Got Talent in May 2022, and Mandel is a full-time Judge on the spin-off while Cowell acted as a guest Judge for the Finale. Fournier went on to prove exactly why she’s her home country’s reigning champion with a chills-inducing performance of Lady Gaga’s “I’ll Never Love Again.”

“I have so much respect for someone who’s already won to come back and compete again because you still have bigger ambitions, which I love,” Cowell said.

So for those who aren’t as familiar with Fournier…what do we need to know? We’ve got you covered, below.

Who is Jeanick Fournier from AGT: All-Stars?
From the moment Fournier took the Canada’s Got Talent stage in 2022, she was an instant hit. The Quebec resident first auditioned with Celine Dion’s hit “I Surrender,” which earned her a Golden Buzzer from the series Host Lindsay El. She continued to impress throughout the competition and won the show with a record number of votes after her Finale rendition of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On.”

At the time of her Audition the 49-year-old—who also has two adopted children with down syndrome—was an attendant at a palliative-care center. Once she won Canada’s Got Talent and signed with Universal Music Canada, she quit her job after nearly two decades to focus on her music career. Her self-titled first album is currently available to stream.

“With an audience, I sing for them and I share with them all of my love and all of my passion for music,” she told the Montreal Gazette on performing. “To see the tears or people reacting emotionally after the show or on the street, it’s extraordinary to live that. My mission in life is to make people happy. I always believed that and that’s what I want to do. And with this new adventure, I’ll be able to do that at a much bigger level.”

She continued, “With Canada’s Got Talent, I meet people in the streets and they say to me: ‘We won! You deserve it. But we won! We’re so proud.’ And I say: ‘Wow. Mission accomplished.’”