TORONTO, ON (NEWS1130) – Thirty-six acts across the country are left in the running for Canada’s Got Talent.

In last night’s episode, judges made their heart-breaking decisions in choosing who gets to go forward to the next round, which involves live performances in Toronto.

Four of the 36 acts are from BC, including Nathan Knowles, a contortionist from the Lower Mainland.

Knowles who can twist and turn his body into a pretzel says he trains between three to five hours a day depending on his school work load.

While some kids may choose to party in their free time, Knowles doesn’t. “It takes a lot but it’s what I love. I’ve got time for all that stuff later in life.”

Meanwhile, Nelson Chang, also known by his stage name Oslen (which he adds is a mirrored image of Nelson without the “N”) is excited to be one of the few who made the latest round of cuts.

Olsen’s a triple threat. He can sing, dance, and do high energy Magic. He’s happy his hard work is paying off. “All these year’s I’ve been performing, I think this is a nice little good pat on the back to continue and keep living my dream.”

His ultimate goal is to one day have his own show and perform around the world.

Other talents still in the race include hip hop dance group Freshh and a modern folk band known as Good for Grapes.