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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September 8-9 - Round of
3: "Judges' Choice"
This week we've got the judges' choice. What will it be
for Jacob, Kalan and Teresa?
First up is Jacob. He's been given "If You Don't Know Me
By Now". The judges have chose it for him because he has
such a physical presence, and whether he can add his own
spin to it. Jacob takes to it with an unusual calmness.
It's really, really mellow and actually it doesn't fit
him that well.
Jake: If people don't vote for you, they've gotta
Farley: I like your understated presentation.
I see Benchat is back. and he and Jacob share a hug.
The second of our trio is Teresa and is singing "What
the World Needs Now". It was chosen for her because they
say she can show vulnerability and rebound back from it.
Teresa puts her usual spunk on it and it seems that it's
a good choice on the judges' part. She really plays to
the camera - a little more than usual, plus she really
belts out the high notes.
Sass: To use the quote of my esteemed colleague
Zack Werner, "good on ya"
Zack: You've gotta show people why you're the
one! I didn't get it at all.
In Benchat, Ben makes a non-sensical comment. Quelle
If you've been keeping count, you realize that Kalan is
next. He's got "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking
For". It was chosen so that he can open that "big voice
of his". It seems that it is a good pick - Kalan takes
to it like a horse does to a water or like I do to
chocolate: with a great enthusiasm. It's not perfectly
Bono, but it'll do.
Sass: That's another reason why you're cruising
towards the crown.
Jake: I was worried you weren't going to get the
emotion. but we did.
At Benchat world, he fawns over Kalan. Ben. can you do
without the teleprompter??
We're back with Jacob. He gets "I Want You to Want Me".
The choice has been made because among others, Jake says
the boy craves attention. Hmm. Tell me something I DON'T
already know. Jacob does the job very well as always,
but I wonder if his stylings are growing to the end? He
does lead the crowd in a clapping sequence as well as
adopting the Alanis Morrisette T hand shaking.
Sass: You're my favourite Mexican jumping bean.
Zack: That killed!
Benchat again made no sense.
After the break... we meet Ben's parents? I should
explain that his father was Prime Minister of Canada
(C-Note: "Who is Brian Mulroney?") for eight years. And
then we meet Jon's parents. They have a little "family
feud" going on. Jon states his dad is invisible. Righty-o.
Teresa's second song is "Ready for Love" and it has been
chose for her because it allows for her not to be
pigeon-holed. She sits on one of the Idol stools to sing
it and it's so smooth you can't even imagine. When
she makes a record, I would hope that this song is on
Jake: You proved once again that nobody can
captivate like you can.
Farley: The wonderful thing about you is that
you're so wonderful in the first person.
Benbot mentions that he doesn't have to say anything.
THANK YOU. Somebody likes me.
Last up is Kalan. They want to give him a challenge so
they've given him "Nature Boy". Huh? I don't really what
to make of it, but I'll give him something: he can tell
a story very well in his singing.
Farley: Okay. Here's the deal. I'm so proud of
Zack: I'm voting for all three of them!
Ben again says nothing more. Somebody REALLY LIKES ME.
Continuing in the way of bringing back last year's cast,
one by one, so that we can fill time in these one hour
shows, it's time to listen to Audrey de Montigny.
Now, I met her last year and she really liked my sign
("Le fabuleux destin d'Audrey de Montigny - a takeoff on
the French language title of "Amelie") so I'm partial to
her. But in any case she does about as good as everyone
else from last year's cast does: just okay.
Especially because she's singing in English. But kids,
she gets to talk to Ben. Lucky her!
We get to see Jacob, Kalan and Teresa back in their
hometowns promoting the heck out of their local CTV
affiliates. Teresa was the most shocked I do believe!
She went back to her old elementary school and
practically everyone was crying their eyes out.
Following this, back on the stage, we get to see the
All three do a final song, and then we discover that
Jacob Hoggard, Mr. Original, is departing. He definitely
has had a fun time! He sings an Aerosmith tune to finish
the night out.
NEXT TIME: The finale!
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
August 25-26 - Round of 5
September 1-2 - Round of 4