Canadian Idol’s Final Four Revealed as Mookie Morris is Eliminated

From a media release:

  • Anne Murray Mentors and Performs Next Week, with Bonus Performance by American Idol Jordin Sparks
  • Top 4 Pack their bags and get set to hit the road for Idol Hometown Tours

Toronto’s Mookie Morris is the latest competitor to be eliminated from Canadian Idol, it was announced live on CTV tonight. After making Idol history last week by being the Torontonian that has advanced the furthest in the series’ six seasons, the popular 18-year-old received the fewest votes cast following last night’s episode. Four singers remain in the hunt to become Canada’s next Canadian Idol in just three short weeks. Next week, the Final Four will be mentored by legendary songstress Anne Murray, who performs in Tuesday’s results episode. It was also announced tonight that American Idol winner Jordin Sparks will perform in next Tuesday’s show as well.

In what fans are saying was one of the best Canadian Idol performance shows ever, the Top 5 performed the music of The Beatles during last night’s show. Morris, the youngest remaining singer in the competition, performed their classic hit “Come Together”. The judging panel had nothing but praise for Morris with Zack Werner declaring his version of the song was “…the best he has ever heard.” Alongside Morris in the Bottom 2 was fellow Ontarian, Drew Wright, 28. The Collingwood, ON native performed The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.

Following this week’s show, the Top 4 pack their bags and head home for the first time since they made the Canadian Idol Top 10 for a whirlwind two-day tour. Then it’s back to Toronto, where the Top 4 will work with Anne Murray and rehearse songs from her catalogue for the Performance Episode airing Monday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV. The following night, Tuesday, August 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, both Anne Murray and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks will take to the Canadian Idol stage during the Results Episode (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

The Canadian Idol Top 4 performing next week are:

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

4 thoughts on “Canadian Idol’s Final Four Revealed as Mookie Morris is Eliminated”

  1. Toronto should be ashamed of themselves for not supporting their musicians as they should be ashamed of many things but to not get off their corporate butts to help out a young and very unique musician is inexcusable. It only reinforces my opinion of that City as not giving a rats ass about anyone else but themselves. Mookie Morrison will do great in spite but they again come up short in the human element.

  2. I think the voting system for Canadian Idol is all wrong. I watch the show. I don’t vote. Shame on me, but I am not alone. However, I feel that so many of these kids are ‘short changed’ – either because they don’t have enough relatives or live somewhere either too big or too remote (where potential voters are either oblivious to the show or are irregular observers). For a family to vote 762 times (or more) is shameful but understandable; however, not all contestants have that kind of family or come from a town who can back them each week.

    I think what should happen is something like this: Choose 100 (or more) random, unbiased, unrelated (to contestants), non-professional, basically unknown Canadians from across Canada who will diligently vote each week and swear to vote on talent and whatever criteria the judges deem to be correct. Have voters apply. Give them some sort of gratuity (when it’s over) – dinner out in their home town. Give them 2 hours to get their votes in – as you do now but have them swear to vote on talent, stage presence, weekly improvement, etc.

    I have heard sooo many people comment on the voting procedure and how some weeks the wrong person is eliminated. Something like this could be worth a try.


  3. or let the juges save someone from the bottom 2, except for the finale.
    Like Maria or Rockstar

    they are useless after the top 22

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