Nelly Furtado to Perform Live on Canadian Idol Finale, Sept. 17

From a CTV media release:

She’s heating up the charts around the world after kicking off the Canadian Idol Top 10 phase earlier this season. Now, she returns to perform live on the Canadian Idol stage for the first time.

CTV announced today that international superstar Nelly Furtado has been secured to perform on the supersized, 90-minute season finale of Canadian Idol, airing live on Sunday, September 17 at 7 p.m. ET.

Furtado will perform the Canadian television debut of her latest hit “Maneater,” which reached No. 1 in the U.K. Since her first appearance on Canadian Idol in July, Furtado’s double-platinum album Loose returned to the No. 1 spot on Nielsen’s SoundScan charts. After performing an acoustic version of her hit single “Promiscuous” on Canadian Idol, the track remained the No. 1 single in Canada for seven weeks running while occupying the No. 1 spot in the U.S. for eight weeks.

In addition to gracing the covers of numerous international magazines over the past few months, the Universal Music recording artist won three Teen Choice Awards and was nominated in three categories at the 2006 MTV Music Video Awards. Furtado is in the midst of a whirlwind promotional tour that will take her to Japan, Australia, London, New York City, Mexico and back home to Toronto.

“Nelly Furtado is an artist who represents the truly eclectic nature of Canadian music,” said Susanne Boyce, CTV President of Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group. “Her diverse musical background is a direct reflection of her Canadian heritage. She’s a great choice to help us celebrate the end of another stellar season.”


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