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How to watch the Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza finale

In the CBX grand finale, meet the finalists that you selected. Then watch as our panel of esteemed judges determines the winner of the CBX trophy and the cash prize!

The CBX finale drops May 6 on CBC Gem!

Watch the Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza finale May 6 on CBC Gem

9 months ago
Duration 0:39
In round one of CBX we paired 10 ballroom performers with 10 filmmakers. Their short films went head to head and your votes sent 5 to the finale. On May 6th, tune in on CBC Gem to see the judges crown the winner of the Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza!

In the grand finale of CBX: Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza, you'll find out which teams you, our viewers, voted as the finalists. Then, our panel of esteemed judges will declare the ultimate winner of the grand prize trophy and a $5000 cash prize!

Watch the finale of CBX: Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza now on Gem

In round one of our series CBX: Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza, 10 stars of the ballroom scene were paired with 10 queer and trans filmmakers to battle each other in five categories: Vogue, Bizarre, Sex Siren, Face and Runway. Instead of "walking the ball," the teams compete by creating stunning short videos that honoured the category conventions while serving something fresh and fab. Then, you voted. The winners of each category have now moved on to the finale, where a panel of judges will award one team the grand prize.

Ballroom is a queer pageant tradition started by Black and Latinx trans women in New York City that combines gender-bending performance, fashion and dance. At balls, performers "walk" different categories for a panel of judges vying for the grand prize trophy, cash and glory. But the true heart of ballroom is community. Performers belong to "houses" — chosen families that have long acted as vital support systems for queer and trans people of colour.

Meet the judges, rewatch the films and learn more about Canadian ballroom on the show page

Team Best Served Bold competes in the Bizarre category in CBX: Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza. (CBC Arts)
Team Gagnon competes in the Runway category in CBX: Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza. (CBC Arts)
Team Ego Death competes in the Sex Siren category in CBX: Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza. (CBC Arts)
Team Cloak and Dagger competes in the Vogue category in CBX: Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza. (CBC Arts)

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