Career highlights (Part 1)

canadian idol finalist

Like millions of Canadians, I was first introduced to Oliver Pigott and Sebastian Pigott on air as they auditioned for and were successful in joining Canadian Idol. I remember when Oliver Pigott auditioned, one of the esteemed judges (Jake Gold) commented that he was, in fact, the best male vocalist they’d ever had audition on the show. I concur. ”

— Dr. Patrick Smith, Clinical Psychologist/Former CEO of Renascent

I was in the front row, as a guest star on Idol, when Oliver sang Elton John’s “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” in front of a packed studio and national audience. In the feedback after the performance, the judges told Oliver that he was “a true artist”, that he would “sell gold”, and that his unbelievably heartwarming performance was “one of the best moments in the history of the show.” Needless to say, he made a lasting impression on me that night, and in the hearts of millions across Canada.”

— Lukas Rossi, Platinum Recording Artist/Producer

Renascent's "Walk You To The Water"

Oliver's original song “Walk You to The Water”, was the featured song for Renascent – one of Canada’s largest addiction treatment facilities.  Oliver later went on to open for Gordon Lightfoot in a Benefit Concert entitled “Walk You To The Water” held at The Glenn Gould Studio, where the song was recorded.  The Benefit Concert helped raise over $80,000 to support families impacted by addiction.

Oliver gives back to the community he calls home. As I have led not-for-profit organizations for the past several years, fundraising and public awareness has been critical to the success of our work. It was a pleasure to award Oliver Pigott the inaugural Peter Armstrong Award for Community Impact for his contributions to Renascent.”

— Dr. Patrick Smith, Former CEO of Renascent