Five Guys Remain as Amberly Thiessen Eliminated from Canadian Idol

From a media release:

All-Male Top 5 to perform Judges’ Choices from The Beatles’ songbook next week as Anne Murray rescheduled to August 25/26

It’s official: the next Canadian Idol will be a guy. Amberly Thiessen, the last female in the competition, was eliminated on tonight’s live CTV broadcast, leaving five males to duke it out for the 2008 title. Thiessen, 19, a student from Seven Persons, AB, received the fewest of more than 3.3 million votes cast last night, up 7% compared to the same episode last season. Next week, the all-male Fab Five will perform music from the songbook of the greatest group of all time, The Beatles, as selected by Canadian Idol’s four-member judging panel, Farley Flex, Jake Gold, Sass Jordan and Zack Werner. Due to a scheduling change, legendary songstress Anne Murray will now mentor and perform on Canadian Idol during Top 4 Week, August 25 and 26.

It’s the first time the Canadian Idol Top 5 has been comprised of one gender. Earlier this year, Canadian Idol made history when it announced an uneven gender split of 15 guys and 9 girls in its Top 24 semi-final round.

In last night’s “Canada Rocks” themed episodes, the competitors performed all-Canadian songs as mentored by Canadian rock stars Simple Plan. Thiessen chose to perform the hit song from fellow Albertan Feist, “1, 2, 3, 4…”

In tonight’s live episode, the Top 6 opened the show with “Money City Maniacs” by East Coast rockers Sloan. Later, Simple Plan rocked the Idol stage with their blockbuster single “Your Love is a Lie” from their new album Simple Plan. The first single from the same album, “When I’m Gone,” is heard every Tuesday during the highlight reel for the eliminated competitor. The Montréal based group hit the road for a national tour later this month.

Thiessen was joined in tonight’s Bottom Three by Earl Stevenson – who escaped elimination for the second week in a row – and Drew Wright, who made his first trip to the Bottom Three.

The Canadian Idol Top 5 performing in next week’s “Judges’ Choice/The Beatles’ Songbook” (Monday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET/Tuesday, August 19 at 8 p.m. ET; visit to confirm local broadcast times).

Ranging in age from 18 to 28, the five remaining male competitors represent Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia:

  1. Mitch MacDonald, 22, Port Hood, NS, Carpenter, Musician
  2. Mookie Morris, 18, Toronto, ON, Musician
  3. Earl Stevenson, 23, Lloydminster, AB, Swamper for a Backhoe Operator
  4. Theo Tams, 23, Lethbridge, AB, Student
  5. Drew Wright, 28, Collingwood, ON, Musician, House Painter

Highlights from each week’s Canadian Idol episodes are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at Encore presentations of each week’s Performance and Results Episodes also air back-to-back Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on MuchMoreMusic.

Tickets to Canadian Idol’s live performance and results shows are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by telephone (check local listings). Tickets go on sale at 12 noon on the Monday prior to the next week’s shows and sell out quickly. Rush tickets are also available to the most enthusiastic fans showing up at the John Bassett Theatre two hours before show time. Visit for more information.

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3 thoughts on “Five Guys Remain as Amberly Thiessen Eliminated from Canadian Idol”

  1. Your dream come true CTV, now you can call it :

    Canadian Men Idol
    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mario

    The ratings are very bad…. and I’m very happy !

  2. Sorry to see Amberley go. There are 2 others that I should should have been gone by now but that is my opinion. Anyone who is sent home at this point need not feel they are not good singers. Good luck to all who are left! I have my favorite and I will continue to watch and vote.

  3. l think Mookie is the Singer and the best dressed and just a all around Really Really Really GREAT GUY HE SHOULD BE THE NEXT CANADIAN IDOL BY FAR THE REALLY ROCKS AND THERE IS GOING TI BE A GUY in the Audience waiting to snatch him up So go
    Mookie go fill your dreams and l can’t wait for them to make a CD or a Video of you in it dancing the wait you do that comes so natural and u look so go doing it too so don’t give up just go after it that much Harder now OK My Mookie Smokey from THOMPSON MAN,

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