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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.”


Upcoming episodes: 11 Cameras, CBC, Sept. 6 & 7

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Richard’s decision to give up on Irina is tested. Sumesh stands up to Dinesh, but is unprepared for the fallout with his family. Paula panics when Kelly doesn’t come home.

Thursday, Sept. 7

In the show’s final episode, Tiffany prepares for some very different homecomings. Colin prepares to leave town, but he can’t avoid one final confrontation.


Chris Haddock’s Intelligence premieres Tuesday, Oct. 10 AT 9 P.M. ON CBC-TV

From a CBC media release:

INTELLIGENCE, the highly-anticipated new dramatic series from Chris Haddock (DaVinci’s Inquest, The Handler), starring Ian Tracey (DaVinci’s Inquest, Milgaard) and Klea Scott (Brooklyn South, Millennium), ignites the airwaves Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. on CBC Television.

The critically-acclaimed two-hour series pilot, to be re-broadcast on CBC-TV Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m., just received five Gemini nominations for Best Television Movie, Best Writing (Haddock), Best Direction (Stephen Surjik) and Best Performance by Lead Actor and Actress for Tracey and Scott.

As delivered in the pilot, Intelligence promises a volatile first season laden with conspiracy, betrayal and reprisal, as both sides of the law play a cat-and-mouse game of exploitation and cover-up. The 13-part hour-long series picks up where the pilot left off. Jimmy Reardon (Tracey), third generation crime boss, and Mary Spalding (Scott), Director of Vancouver’s Organized Crime Unit (OCU), made deals with the devil-that is, each other. Jimmy agreed to work with Mary as a star informant, and Mary made a deal to protect Reardon from prosecution. Each will attempt to use the other without getting caught in the act.

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Tyler Lewis eliminated from Canadian Idol

From a CTV media release:

And Then There Were Two: Eva Avila and Craig Sharpe to Compete for Canadian Idol Crown as Tyler Lewis is Eliminated

— Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida co-write new Canadian Idol
winner’s single “Meant to Fly,” to be unveiled on next week’s show —

It’s Eva versus Craig and the last one standing will be Canada’s next Canadian Idol, it was revealed tonight on CTV. With the elimination of Saskatchewan’s Tyler Lewis, 20, tonight, the stage is now set for next week’s dramatic Canadian Idol showdown. Gatineau’s Eva Avila, 19, will go head-to-head with Newfoundland’s Craig Sharpe, 16, for the Canadian Idol crown as they both perform the new Canadian Idol single “Meant to Fly,” co-written by Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida. It’s the second year in a row that Newfoundland has delivered a Top 2 finalist and it’s the first time ever that Quebec will see one of its own perform in the biggest music face-off on television.

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