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Upcoming episode: What’s That About? Discovery Channel, Aug. 25

From The Discovery Channel:

What’s That About?: “The Rock Concert”
Fri., Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

It’s 11 p.m. and the hockey game has just wrapped. In just 20 hours this building – bigger than an airplane hanger – will be transformed from a temple of sports and sweat into a high-tech stage hosting the concert event of the year. The mastermind behind the transformation is Rick Annett. The concert in question is The Australian Pink Floyd Show – a high-tech spectacle emulating one of the rock icons of all time – that has been playing to critical acclaim all over the world for 15 years. Follow Annett, as his crew transforms the hockey rink into one of the foremost rock concert venues in North America – literally overnight. Just where does the ice go? Will the venue be ready for the band to roll in at sunrise? Watch as tour manager Kevin Hopgood races against the clock to move in their truckloads of gear and get it set up for the performance of their lives in front of thousands of passionate “Floyd Heads” in just a few short hours? This episode also demystifies the magic of lasers and rock-and-roll SFX, and reveals how the quintessential classic electric guitars and state-of-the-art drums and speakers are made. Finally, climb aboard and experience the luxurious tour bus and see what “must have” items are part their contract rider.


Steffi D. walks right out of Canadian Idol

From CTV:

She had escaped elimination for four of the past five weeks after placing in the bottom group of vote-getters, but Steffi DiDomenicantonio’s dream of the Canadian Idol crown finally came to and end tonight. The 17-year-old high school student from Ottawa-Gatineau known across Canada for her trademark bows was eliminated during a live results show on CTV after receiving the fewest of a season-high 3.1 million votes cast last night. DiDomenicantonio was eliminated after performing “These Boots Are Made For Walking” during last night’s “Country Standards” episode. Now, just four remain representing the provinces of Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland as Canada’s No. 1 show builds to its impending climax in September.

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Canadian Idol compilation CD released

Only five remain in the hunt to become the next Canadian Idol. But the “spotlight” is on all 10 finalists today as SONY BMG MUSIC (CANADA) INC. releases a brand new compilation CD featuring the stars of summer’s biggest TV series. Canadian Idol Spotlights, featuring a track performed by each Top 10 finalist on the hit CTV series, was released in stores across the country today.

Canadian Idol Spotlights features the songs that won the hearts of voters across the country during the Canadian Idol semi-finals. The 10 songs – featured on CTV during the Top 22 round – catapulted the previously unknown singers into the spotlight and onto the Canadian Idol Top 10 stage.

Since its first season in 2003, Canadian Idol winners have dominated the Canadian music charts with sales exceeding Gold and Platinum record status, amassing combined sales of over 400,000 units. Last summer’s compilation CD, Canadian Idol High Notes, featured winner Melissa O’Neil and runner-up Rex Goudie, who both went on to record CDs for SONY BMG MUSIC (CANADA) INC.

Track Listing:

1. Ashley Coulter – “I’m the Only One”
2. Brandon Jones – “Lady”
3. Chad Doucette – “Tonight I Wanna Cry”
4. Craig Sharpe – “This I Promise You”
5. Eva Avila – “Angel”
6. Kati Durst – “I Hope You Dance”
7. Rob James – “Let’s Stay Together”
8. Sarah Loverock – “I Don’t Want to Be”
9. Steffi DiDomenicantonio – “White Flag”
10. Tyler Lewis – “Here Without You”

Canadian Idol airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.