2007 Top 22 Guys Performance

We found them all over the country. They were selected from thousands auditioning for a shot at a singing career. They made it to Toronto and they endured a week of relentless pressure as they worked to hear the judges say one thing. “You’re in the Top 22”

Tonight, the guys perform on the first live show of Canadian Idol 2007. Tomorrow night it’s the girls. Then on Wednesday 2 guys and 2 girls will be sent packing back from whence they came.

The judges are in the house of course. Jake Gold. Farley Flex. Sass Jordan and Zach Werner.

Before the guys get their chance to sing, we’re introduced to the newest member of the Top 22 – Scarlett Burke – who is replacing Ritchea Hodge.

Jaydee Bixby

Chuck Berry - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Blues Rock Songbook - Johnny B. Goode
Johnny B. Goode

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It was a good performance. Jake wished it was something from the last three decades. Farley is a big fan of his voice. Zach thinks he’s just so pretty.

Clifton Murray

Edwin McCain - Misguided Roses - I'll Be
I’ll Be

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Farley thought it was good. Zach thought it was old school Idol cheese-o-rama. Jake didn’t feel like he meant it.
Clifton has starred in Boston Legal and has just been in a movie with Amanda Bynes called She’s the Man. He’s the guy who said he wanted to be “The Next American Idol” during theatre round.

Derek Hoffman

The All-American Rejects - Move Along - Move Along
Move Along

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This is awful. Bye Bye Derek. The judges are kind of nice when it was complete and utter rubbish.

Justyn Wesley

Marvin Gaye - In the Groove (I Heard It Through the Grapevine) - Some Kind of Wonderful
Some Kind of Wonderful

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It was ok but the judges thought it was like listening to a wedding singer.

Dwight d’Eon

Creme & Godley - The Very Best of 10cc - Cry
Cry

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The judges liked it. Sass appreciates his intensity but thinks he pushes too hard. Zach thinks he’s a real contender.

Greg Neufeld

Creme & Godley - The Very Best of 10cc - Cry
This Love

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This is a great song but it kind of feels a little empty. His dancing consists of twisting his ankles backwards and forwards and that’s about it. Sass says it’s no longer the bunny hop but the greggy hop. Zach thought it was the bomb and that he killed it. Jake thinks he’s the guy. I’m not so sure.

Tyler Mullendore

The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best of the Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar

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Tyler Rocks. He’s totally in his element doing the stones. Again, the judges love him and how unique it is. He is such a rockstar. Farley says he’s an unchained melody.

Andrew Austin

George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice - Freedom
Freedom

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It was ok but he’s no George Michael. Zach doesn’t think he’s ready for Canadian Idol. Jake disagrees and thought it was good. Farley says he can sing better than he did. Sass thought there was a lack of charisma.

Matt Rapley

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life - Isn't She Lovely
Isn’t She Lovely

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How many versions of this song are we going to hear on Idol? Seriously. It’s overdone. Over-rated. And overdone. Matt could have picked a much better song. Jake thought it was great vocally but lacking in charisma. Farley thought he was a monster on the stage. Sass loves his style. Zach thinks he should be there till the very end.

Brian Melo

The Watchmen - Silent Radar - Stereo
Stereo

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The judges think he’s absolutely top ten material.

Liam Styles Chang

The Misfits - Project 1950 - This Magic Moment
This Magic Moment

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It was ok but his voice was kind of boring. Sass calls him Liam the Dree-am. Zach liked it. Jake thought he took an old song and put a modern spin on it and says it was the performance of the night. Farley thought the performance was flawless.

Here are the Voting Numbers.

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