Love to Interrupt
The DiGeorge Files
The world's ultimate talent
search comes to Canada, as the eyes of a nation are upon the
best undiscovered singers in the country. And with a lucrative
recording contract on the line for one lucky Canadian poised
to become the next Idol, there is only one rule: If you can
sing it, bring it.
Recaps by Ryan Vickers, GSNN
Judges: Farley Flex, Jake Gold, Sass Jordan, Zack
Creator: Simon Fuller (based upon "Pop Idol")
EP: Barbara Browlby, John Brunton
Packager: Canadian Television, FremantleMedia North
America, Insight Production Company
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July 7-8 - Group 4
6 down, two more to be
picked this week.
To start, Zack can't understand who writes Ben's lines.
Ben: So the groups are getting better and better every
week. Do you think that the trend is going to continue?
Jake: Well, unlike you Ben, they ARE getting better.
Player number one is from Schomberg, Ontario (hello, L.E.)
and his name is Brock Groombridge. He will never ever
forget the time he got into the top 32. Tonight, he
sings "Beauty and the Beast". Unfortunately, there
seems to be more emphasis on the Beast.
Jake: It's just syrup. no artistry.
Farley: I wasn't feeling it.
Brock's sister is his biggest inspiration.
Singer number two hails from Hamilton, Ontario as goes
by Danielle Falco. She's a music student. She says the
most challenging thing is keeping control of her
nerves. She's chosen "Think Twice" by Celine Dion. It
suits her voice well.
Sass: Your delivery was really intense.
Zack: You're way out of your league. Dreadful.
She says that she can sell herself through the camera.
Crooner number three is Jason Greeley and is from Upper
Island Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador (yes!). He's a
musician. He had strep throat at St. John's but he made
it through. He sings "Heaven". He does a decent job
but I wonder if there might have been a better song
Jake: I think you're a great singer.
Sass: You're my type.
Chanteuse number four is Manoah Hartmann, a
schoolteacher from Regina (yes!). She wants people to
hear her voice because she thinks she's been holding
back. She picks a personal favourite of mine,
Evanescence's "My Immortal" and just lets 'er rip! She
could win this.
Farley: You made the song better than it is.
Zack: I think you're a real pro.
Manoah takes time to say hello to all of her students.
Karaoke king number five is Shane Wiebe and he hails
from Abbotsford, BC. He describes himself as a
"run-of-the-mill" singer. His choice is a song that I'm
not familiar with but he sure does it justice!
Jake: It was quite awesome.
Zack: I feel like I got stuck in a Clay Aiken universe.
You're a good singer.
Shane states that being on CI doesn't afford much free
Vocal inspiration number six is Ottawa's Becky Abbott
and she's a vocal coach when she's not on the program.
She loves leather. I say nothing. She's selected
"Moondance". It's nice, but probably not good enough to
Farley: Your tone was unbelievable.
Sass: You surprised the heck out of me.
Becky is told by her fellow competitors that she did a
Competitor number seven is Toronto's own Jermaine
Richards. He's a very grounded person who compares
making the top 32 to winning the lottery. He chooses
"Endless Love". It's a decent job.
Jake: It was bad.
Sass: I did not love that performance.
Jermaine doesn't understand why the judges didn't like
Contestant number eight is Ted Senécal from Calgary.
When he stepped on the Idol stage it really hit him that
he had made it that far. His speciality is blues, and
he picked "Georgia on My Mind". He's got the pipes for
Farley: You represented what you are.
Zack: You did yourself proud.
Ted's biggest influence is Harry Connick Jr.
Ryan Malcolm, last year's winner, is in the audience, as
a subtle reminder that the wild card roster will be
announced tonight. After two of them go directly into
the big house.
The Jon Dore bit of the night sees him dropping in with
the Idol to Lou Pomanti's (he who plays the piano in the
group heats) bar. Side note: how did 16 year old
Brock get in?
Jason: Top 3
Shane: Top 3
Manoah: Top 3
And moving on are. Shane and Manoah!
WILD CARD BERTHS
See you next time.
June 1-3 - Auditions
June 9-10 - The Toronto Round
June 16-17 - Group 1
June 23-24 - Group 2
June 30-July 1 - Group 3