Canadian Idol Theatre Round

Submitted by The Critic on Sat, 2006-06-17 15:22

Don't forget to tune into CTV on Tuesday night as the judges whittle down the 200+ Gold Ticket Winners to just 22.

I'm heading to South America for the next month but will try to post updates as often as possible.

In the meantime, don't forget to write your thoughts on the show!

Canadian Idol Episode 3 - Auditions Review

Submitted by The Critic on Sat, 2006-06-17 01:55
Chris Labelle Audition

Tonight, the Idol audition tour kicks off in Ottawa and Chris Labelle, 24 from Ottawa, ON is the first to face the judges. He's wearing a hat which they ask him to take off only to discover that he is balding and has bleached his remaining hair so it is snowy white. He's full of energy and sings The Temptations - The Motown Story, Vol. 1 - The 1960s - Ain't Too Proud to Beg Ain't Too Proud to Beg. Zack doesn't believe he can sing so he launches into Edwin McCain - Rhino Hi-Five: Edwin McCain - EP - I'll Be I'll Be (Your Crying Shoulder) and has Jake saying at least he sings it honestly. He's getting a golden ticket and heading to Toronto making this a great start to the day.


Canadian Idol Episode 2 - Auditions Review

Submitted by The Critic on Tue, 2006-06-13 01:49

Montreal is famous for it's and history, culture and architecture but it's also becoming a hotbed for fresh young talent in the music industry. Perhaps the next Canadian Idol will be from this part of the country.

17 year old Marie-Soleil McPhee from Pincourt, QC sings Gloria Gaynor - The Best Of Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye Never Can Say Goodbye but just hears "no no no, no no no" from the judges. Andrew Chevrier, 25 from Montreal, QC sings a little Queen through his own microphone. I laugh when he sings "Just gotta get right outta here". Yes Andrew, you do! Louisa Abbacha, 18 from Montreal, QC looks like shes kneeding pizza dough with all of her hand movements and yet howls like a dog.


Canadian Idol Episode 1 - Auditions Review

Submitted by The Critic on Mon, 2006-05-29 21:24

Canadian Idol Here we are Canada! The fourth season of your favourite talent show is back in its fourth year in the search for the best undiscovered talent in Canada. It's going to be a ride!

Before we get to the voting stage though we need to see how the judges selected the 212 contestants who travelled to Toronto for the theatre round before they were eventually cut down to the 22 that Canada will vote for.

Join us as we document the journies of your Canadian Idols through the highs, the lows, the celebrations, the drama and the music. It's going to be a great season!


Changes to Candian Idol format

Submitted by The Critic on Sat, 2006-05-13 21:47

In 2006, Canadian Idol will unfold a little differently. The show will go to air with the first three weeks showing highlights of the audition tour. On Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of June, highlights from the theater round in Toronto will screen where the 212 gold ticket winners will be whittled down to 22 semi-finalists.

On the 26th of June, the 100th episode of Canadian Idol will air with a live performances from the Top 22 before we all go to the phones to vote. Much like the American Idol series, two groups of 11 will perform over two nights with the results being revealed on the third night in a 30 minute elimination show where 4 will be sent home.

On the week of July 3, the remaining 18 contestants will be split into two groups of nine and over two nights, they will perform for your vote with the results being announced on an elimination show on the third night with an additional 4 contestants being sent home.

For the week beginning the 10th of July, the remaining 14 contestants will get one more chance at earning a place in the top 10 over two nights with the results being announced on the third elimination show.

The Top 10 will return on the week of July 17 for the first show at Toronto's John Bassett Theatre where for the next 9 week, one person will be sent home until we have our next Canadian Idol.


212 Make it to Theater Round

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2006-05-10 01:34

The auditions are over 212 Gold ticket winners have arrived in Toronto for the grelling week of theater auditions where Jake Gold, Sass Jordan, Zack Werner and Farley Flex will narrow the field down to their favourite 22 before Canada gets to decide who will be the next Canadian Idol.

The top 212 is made up of 122 girls and 90 guys. 8 are from Newfoundland and Labrador, 18 from Nova Scotia, 4 from New Brunswick, 27 from Quebec, 72 from Ontario, 24 from Manitoba, 5 from Saskatchewan, 28 from Alberta, 24 from British Columbia and 2 from the Northwest Territories.

The fourth season of Canadian Idol kicks off at 8:00pm on the 29th of May.

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Ottawa sends 29 through to next round

Submitted by The Critic on Sun, 2006-04-02 17:24

The Canadian Idol Top 100 may end up being a Top 100+ after 29 finalists were found in Ottawa after the judges were only predicting they'd only find 6 there.

Ottawa has now become the leading provider of talent for the finals, just ahead of the first stop on the audition tour at Edmonton where 28 finalists were found.

Congratulations Melissa O'Neil - The NEW Canadian Idol

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2005-09-14 22:25

After 3.6 million votes were cast, 17 year old Calgary resident Melissa O'Neil became the first female contestant to win Canadian Idol tonight, edging out Rex Goudie for the prize. congratulates Melissa on her win and wishes her all the best.


Who will be the next Canadian Idol?

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2005-09-14 16:36

Tonight, Rex Goudie and Melissa O'Neil will face the verdict of the Canadian voters with one of them being crowned the next Canadian Idol.

The show is expected to be an impressive extravaganza of entertainment as part of the build up to the winner being announced.

Leave your thoughts on the show here.

Canadian Idol Betting Odds

Submitted by The Critic on Sat, 2005-08-13 20:21 has tipped Rex Goudie to win Canadian Idol 3 as the television ratings for the show create a frenzy across the country. Newfoundland's Rex Goudie is among the most searched for contenders based on the gambling website's statistics with Suzi Rawn not too far behind.