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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August 11-12 - Round of
7: "Lionel Richie"
CI Round of 7
Tonight we're singing Lionel Ritchie!
We start with a brief recap of the career of Mr.
Ritchie. No shots of Nicole though. He'll be coaching
each of our lucky seven.
First up is fan favourite Kalan Porter. Lionel can't
believe that he's 18! Lionel feels that it's incredible
that he can pull it off. Kalan in performance seems
tailor-made for this song and really seems to be
Jake: That was by far the best performance you've
done on this show.
Farley: Four S's: Still, sex symbol, superstar,
Number two is Teresa Sokyrka who is absolutely smitten
when meeting him. He feels that there's an old black
lady in there somewhere! In Teresa that is. She's picked
"Hello". And it's really really good. You could put it
on Top 40 radio right now. She even be-bops out.
Sass: When you break into your scat thing, you
Zack: I think that you're a bit weak on the
performance. but it's impossible to criticize that in
anyway shape or form.
Shane Wiebe is next and picked a newer tune called
"Angel". Lionel says that he's not like everyone else on
CI. Lionel is right when he says that it shows off his
entire vocal range, but I think it needs a bit more
Jake: I told you to take those chances - and you
Sass: I was really impressed with that.
Kaleb Simmonds is described by Lionel as "Quiet Fire".
He's picked "Truly". It sounds very flat, bad, way out,
whatever you want to call it - it's not good at all.
Farley: I really like how you represented the
Zack: To me, it (the performance) doesn't matter,
I love you.
Number five is... Jon Dore? He's cooking up stuff on the
BBQ. We get to see the cooking does at the Idol
suppertime one night, including the presence of the
unseen Idol chopper. Dropping mayonnaise, of all things.
Mind you the best bits are the modeling of Jell-O, which
are critiqued by Elana (as Sass), Jacob (as Zack) and
Kaleb (as Farley). Great stuff.
Number five is actually Jacob Hoggard. Lionel says he's
scary because you never know what he's going to do. He
chose "Brick House" because it's very uptempo. We see
last week's knockout Joshua holding a sign saying
"Jacob's kinda sexy.". It's a decent performance but
maybe a few too many theatrics.
Jake: For the first time, I felt that it was a
bit too campy tonight.
Zack: It wasn't even that great for what it was.
Sixth position goes to Elana Juatco. She says meeting
Lionel was amazing. Lionel can't understand where all
the voice is coming from. She's chose "Fancy Dancer".
She's really doing well with it, a nice performance.
Farley: That was really really really funky.
Sass: I thought that was really terrific!
Pulling the anchor tonight is Jason Greeley. He chose
"Easy". Lionel feels that it's obvious that he's done
this for a while. Jason states that he's been singing it
for ten years. And his performance is dead on.
Jake: You won me over on one line!
Farley: A little underwhelming for me.
This was MUCH BETTER than last week. Restores my
We start off with the medley: unsurprisingly, it's
Lionel's music. "Running with the Night", "Dancing on
the Ceiling", and then Lionel himself joins in for "All
Night Long". He then sings "Just For You" and he has to
talk to Benbot. Hmm.
We go right into the standings:
Kaleb: Bottom 3
Shane: Bottom 3
Elana: Bottom 3
And in his first time in the bottom 3, Kaleb Simmonds is
NEXT TIME: Gordon Lightfoot.
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
July 7-8 - Group 4
July 14-15 - Wild Card
July 21-22 - Round of 10
July 28-29 - Round of 9
August 4-5 - Round of 8