In the news: Canadian Idol’s season premiere


  • Singers, dancers & screamers step in front of Idol’s judges
    “Not only did the hoards of competitors with guitars prove Canada is truly a nation of singer-songwriters, they also proved its diversity – bringing flutes, violins, keyboards, ukulele, stand up bass’, harps and even an erhu (a Chinese ancestor to the violin).”

Ann Marie McQueen of Sun Media wasn’t impressed by her city’s Idol hopefuls:

  • Ottawa hits sour note on ‘Idol’
    “Only one local singer was shown getting the coveted gold ticket required to get to Toronto, where the massive group will be whittled down to 22 semi-finalists. But 16 from the Ottawa tryout made it, nine of whom were locals.”