From a media release:
- Simple Plan to Rock Idol as they Mentor and Perform in Next Week’s “Canada Rocks” Episodes
Following the nationwide vote on Monday night, host Ben Mulroney announced live on CTV tonight that Mark Day from Portugal Cove-St. Philips, NL was the latest competitor to be eliminated from Canadian Idol. The 20-year-old Student and Respite Care Worker was eliminated after landing in the bottom three for a second consecutive week tonight.
Next week, the Top 6 competitors will work with homegrown rock group Simple Plan as they mentor the competitors during the “Canada Rocks” themed episodes. The band will work with the Top 6 as they rehearse songs by Canadian artists for the Performance Episode airing Monday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV. The following night, Simple Plan will rock the Canadian Idol stage during the Results Episode at 8 p.m. ET on CTV prior to the latest eliminated finalist being revealed (visit idol.ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
For this week’s “UK Hits” episodes the Idols were mentored by a man that knows a thing or two about UK Hits, the one and only Sir Tom Jones. Day chose the popular hit “Bleeding Love” by British artist Leona Lewis as his UK Hit. Idol Judge Jake Gold referred to Day’s performance last night as the most mature performance Day had given so far this season. Joining Mark in the bottom three for the first time this season was a stunned Theo Tams and surprised Earl Stevenson, both 23.
Tonight’s episode featured an enthusiastic performance by Tom Jones, one of the most prominent performers to come out of the British Invasion. Jones chose the Canadian Idol stage to give the world premiere performance of his new single, “If He Should Ever Leave You,” from his upcoming album, Gemini. Having rocked the charts since the early 1960s, the EMI Music artist is getting ready to shake things up again with the highly anticipated Gemini, scheduled for release at the end of October.
The Canadian Idol Top 6 performing next week are:
- Mitch MacDonald, 22, Port Hood, NS, Carpenter, Musician
- Mookie Morris, 18, Toronto, Musician
- Earl Stevenson, 23, Lloydminster, AB, Swamper for a Backhoe Operator
- Theo Tams, 23, Lethbridge, AB, Student
- Amberly Thiessen, 19, Seven Persons, AB, Student
- 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 CTV.ca. 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 www.ticketmaster.ca 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 idol.ctv.ca for more information.