From a CTV media release:
It’s Brian Vs. Jaydee: Canadian Idol Top 2 Revealed as BC’s Carly Rae Jepsen is Eliminated
- Just Seven Days to go Before Canada’s Next Idol is Crowned
- Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne and Eva Avila Special Guest Stars Next Week –
The next Canadian Idol winner will be male, it was revealed tonight on CTV when the final female competitor, Carly Rae Jepsen, was eliminated from the competition. The 21-year-old student and waitress from Mission, BC received the fewest of more than four million votes cast – the most so far this season – following Monday’s “Judges’ & People’s Choice” performance episode. Now, Hamilton, ON’s Brian Melo, 25, and Drumheller, AB’s Jaydee Bixby, 17, set their sights on the final prize as they prepare for the their last competitive performance next Monday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
Following in-depth mentoring sessions with JUNO Award-winning Canadian Idol judge Sass Jordan, last night’s episode saw each of the Top 3 competitors perform two songs: one “People’s Choice” and one “Judges’ Choice” selection.
In tonight’s results episode, the Top 3 opened the show with a group performance of Jordan’s “I Want to Believe” before a lineup of special guest performers took the stage.
Double Platinum-selling Universal Music (Canada) recording artists Hedley, featuring 2004 Top 3 Canadian Idol finalist Jacob Hoggard, took the stage for the world television premiere of “She’s so Sorry,” the first single from their upcoming CD Famous Last Words, in stores Oct. 30. Then, inaugural Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm and his band Low Level Flight performed their second single, “Say,” from their debut album, Urgency. Finally, following segments featuring the hometown tours for the Top 3, Season 2 Canadian Idol winner Kalan Porter performed his fast-climbing single “Down in Heaven” from his new sophomore CD, Wake Up Living, released last week by SONY BMG MUSIC CANADA.
Following the mini-concert, host Ben Mulroney delivered the results to
Jepsen before she reprised her emotional performance of Dido’s “White Flag”. An exclusive interview with Jepsen immediately following her elimination on Canadian Idol’s companion program, All-Access, is available on demand beginning this Thursday at idol.ctv.ca.
The Top 2 competitors will participate in conference calls tomorrow with national media: Brian Melo from 10-10:30 a.m. ET and Jaydee Bixby from 1-1:30 p.m. ET. Find out more at idolpix.ca.
In next week’s performance episode, Brian and Jaydee will perform a song from the Bon Jovi music library following mentoring sessions with Jon Bon Jovi and lead guitarist Richie Sambora in New York City.
The two finalists will sing one Bon Jovi song each as part of a three-song repertoire to be performed in the final performance episode. They will also perform the newest Canadian Idol single as well as a song that best represents them as an artist.
Bon Jovi will then travel to Toronto for their first Canadian television performance before Canada learns the results of this season’s final vote. In addition to the return of the Canadian Idol Top 10, the awesome season finale also features Avril Lavigne and Eva Avila, who returns exactly one year later to the stage where she was crowned the fourth Canadian Idol.