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
Airs: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00pm ET on CTV
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August 25-26 - Round of
5: "Summertime Hits"
This week's theme is Summertime hits - which is pretty
much a catch-all as you'll read soon enough.
We start by seeing the idols at the Canadian National
Exhibition in Toronto - performing, what else? Even Jon
Dore gets into the act. Not singing, thankfully.
All of the songs were directly from the show. but it's
good practice anyway.
After banter with the judges, Benbot lets us start the
competition. First up is Shane Wiebe. He takes a beating
on the super slide but he enjoys the rest of the rides.
And the food. His choice is "Can't Take My Eyes Off of
You". He starts off VERY SOFTLY and it doesn't help his
cause. He seems a bit out of his league and this might
be his swan song. It doesn't help that he forgot some of
I'd like to pass along that this week they're getting
more song for their buck as they're quintuplets.
Jake: It wasn't a gold medal performance. I'd
like to know what the judge from Trinidad has to say
Farley: You hit the first hurdle but you kept
going (in reference to Felicia Perditian, the 110m
hurdler from Canada who was expected to win gold in
Athens but tripped on the first jump).
Benbot comes out for Benchat. Benbot mentions that
Shane's probably had the most roller-coaster based ride
of the five that are left.
Number two on the summertime ride is Kalan Porter. We
see footage of him wakeboarding and eating the food at
the CNE. The girls are left in his drool. He sings "Long
Train Running" by the Doobie Brothers. I would
have to say that it's one of his weaker performances.
Not that it's forced, it's just not as relaxed as it
should be. And he seems to (strangely enough) have
sprouted Mick Jagger lips.
Sass: Great energy - kicking it into high gear.
Zack: Holding the one note forever. it showed a
lack of maturity.
Benbot comments that Kalan always sings songs that are
much older than him. Well, I'm thinking that Vanilla Ice
is not really a good choice.
Professor Dore is the head of the new sketch "Back to
Cool". The idols go shopping at Athlete's World
(*sponsor alert*) and then are late for the Prof's
anthropology lesson. It's fashion through the ages and
it's really corny.
Jason Greeley is the middle Idol family member and he
remembers summers in Newfoundland (they're nice - RV)
and that he's big on the rides: the bigger the better.
His song is "Bad Case of Loving You". I'll tell you one
thing - Jason arguably might not be the best singer
(don't quote me on that!) but he's there to perform week
in, week out. And this week, he runs through, singing in
Why didn't I see him on George Street in St. John's
before he was on the show is beyond me.
Jake: For me that was a bad case of a bad song.
Sass: What you lacked in finesse you made up in
Benbot comments that Jason's the one that likes to get
the audience involved the most. Thanks Ben, tell us
something we don't know.
Crazy Jacob Hoggard is number four. Summertime, he says,
is about the weekend. And he's always crazy at the fair,
says he. The choice is "Don't Want to Miss a Thing". Oh,
how I could wish that I could turn off the screaming
girls. This is possibly the calmest that Master Hoggard
has ever been. Good? Bad? You decide. He does a decent
job but there's something missing. If you find it, let
Farley: Later on I want to be able to identify
your voice on the radio. and I will.
Zack: We have to decide who we're looking for.
Someone with enormous star potential... who sang a song
I don't like but gave me chills.
Benbot asks if the song was 100% Jacob, to which he
responds that he's not wearing any underpants.
TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!
He and Ben also have a fun shoving match. Two minutes
Oh look, another Jon Dore sketch. He's got a sunburn
this week and it isn't helped by Zack who slaps him on
the back. He takes off his shirt and indeed he has the
Idol logo on his chest. Ben suggest that he go get some
Aloe Vera from his dressing room.
Teresa, the lone female left, is enjoying the Zipper
ride at the CNE. Summer reminds her of long car trips
with her dad. Her song is "Crusin'" by Smokey Robinson.
Interesting choice, but one suited to her voice, so
that's a good choice then. It's right up her alley
although the flower she's stapled to the microphone (it
just seems like that) is pretty corny.
Jake: Your future is so bright, I've gotta wear
shades (and he pulls them out). (This cracks up Farley).
Zack: Your tone is SO delicious. Great singing is
about soulfulness, and you have it.
Benbot comments that she is the last woman standing, a
princess among ruffians.
We start out with the medley. First up is "Walking on
Sunshine" (you can just see Katrina and her Waves
getting their residual cheques). Then "Summer in the
City". Followed by a rock song that I don't recognize.
STOP! Filler time.
This week's former idol is Gary Beals, who was runner up
to Ryan Malcolm on last year's show. He's singing
"Summer Nights", the new single off of his new CD. He
came with his own back up dancers too. He sings well and
at least is enjoying his newfound fame.
Wait! Another medley. This time it's the Beach Boys.
They start with a not so great version of "I Get
Around". Then it progresses to "Wouldn't It Be Nice". We
segue into "Good Vibrations" which is horrid because at
least one person is off or has forgotten the WORDS!!!
It's really not fun to listen to. Trust me on that one.
Jon Dore tonight has a guitar and is singing a song
about the upcoming Monday. It's a plug for the "Best and
Worst" clips show that is coming up. Guaranteed that
this correspondent (01769, to be exact) won't be on it.
And it appears that the worst ones will be singing on
stage at the show. My word, if I'd known that. hmm.
We gets to see the judges outside of their context of
judges - all the guys are involved with distribution of
records, and Sass just keeps singing on stage. It turns
out that Farley and Jake are involved with the
distribution of Gary Beals and Toya Alexis' records (Top
10 finalists from last year).
Scores on the door?
Jason: Bottom 2
Shane: Bottom 2
After they get one last song to plead their cases, Shane
Wiebe will no longer be in the bottom few centre stage
during the results show every week as he has to go.
Next week: Big Band singing with guest Matt Dusk (from
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
August 11-12 - Round of 7
August 18-19 - Round of 6