May 29, 2014 10:11 am

Will the real Ginette Reno please step forward?

Watch: Ginette Reno impersonator takes on New York

MONTREAL – Ever since the Quebec chanteuse Ginette Reno started singing the Canadian national anthem before Habs games at the Bell Centre, she’s been considered a good luck charm for the Montreal Canadiens.

Chanteuse Ginette Reno is considered a lucky talisman for the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL playoff series.

Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

But when the team had to travel for the NHL playoffs, the player’s lucky talisman seemed to be following them. Literally.

At first, it was just the odd glimpse, as snapshots of what appeared to be someone disguised as Ginette Reno singing the anthem in front of the TD Bank Garden in Boston began circulating on social media.

A fake Ginette!

And now, there’s a video.

“Our fake Ginette Reno was in New York filming a song to encourage our boys,” Olivier Duclos wrote on his You Tube page.

A Habs fan, Duclos decided to transform himself into Ginette Reno to encourage the team at away games.

At first confused with Britain’s Got Talent contestant, Susan Boyle, or even former Quebec premier Pauline Marois, Duclos’ impersonation is now being heralded for what he is: a good luck charm in a sport rife with superstition.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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