June 2007

What did you think of Derek Hoffman’s Top 22 Performance on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Dwight d’Eon’s Top 22 Performance on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Liam Styles Chang’s Top 22 Performance on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Jaydee Bixby’s Top 22 Performance on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Andrew Austin’s Top 22 Performance on Canadian Idol?

18 year old Scarlett Burke has been called up for the Canadian Idol Top 22 round after 16 year old Ritchea Hodge from Toronto bowed out of the competition for personal reasons.

Does anyone know which Canadian Idol Top 22 contestant has pulled out due to personal reasons? Who has replaced them?

Now that the Top 22 has been decided, each male competitor will perform live on Mondays beginning June 25 and female competitors will perform live on Tuesdays beginning June 26 on CTV. The first two live performance shows are 90 minutes in length with subsequent performance episodes one-hour long.

After each live, performance show, Canadians will vote for their favourite competitors and results will be revealed during a half-hour show on Wednesdays, beginning June 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV.

On Wednesday’s show, the two competitors with the least votes from both groups will be eliminated, leaving 18 to compete the following week. The process will continue with four competitors eliminated each week until the Top 10 is finally determined on Wednesday, July 11.

For the rest of this week, each member of the Top 22 will be profiled on CTV’s eTalk at 7 p.m. ET. Members of this group are:

Performing Monday, June 25: The Guys

* Andrew Austin, 27, Sarnia, ON, Musician/Singer/Songwriter
* Jaydee Bixby, 16, Drumheller, AB, High School Student/Performer
* Liam Styles Chang, 17, Victoria, BC, High School Student
* Dwight d’Eon, 28, West Pubnico, NS, Lobster Fisherman
* Derek Hoffman, 17, Aurora, ON, High School Student
* Brian Melo, 24, Hamilton, ON, Construction Worker
* Tyler Mullendore, 19, Lake Ainslie, NS, Musician/Construction Labourer
* Clifton Murray, 27, Port McNeill, BC, Singer/Actor
* Greg Neufeld, 23, Abbotsford, BC, Singer/Songwriter/House Framer
* Matt Rapley, 18, Regina, SK, High School Student
* Justyn Wesley, 22, Toronto, ON, Singer/Songwriter/Producer

Performing Tuesday, June 26: The Girls

* Naomi-Joy Blackhall, 25, Halifax, NS, Account Manager
* Maud Coussa-Jandl, 25, Sherbrooke, QC, Promotions Coordinator
* Khalila G, 23, Dorval, QC, Day Care Worker
* Christine Hanlon, 21, Toronto, ON, Singer/Songwriter
* Ritchea Hodge, 16, Brampton, ON, High School Student
* Montana Martin Iles, 16, Sainte-Julienne, QC, High School Student
* Carly Rae Jepsen, 21, Mission, BC, Student/Waitress
* Martha Joy, 16, Toronto, ON, High School Student
* Kamila Miller, 17, Toronto, ON, High School Student
* Annika Odegard, 16, Calgary, AB, High School Student/Performer
* Tara Oram, 23, Hare Bay, NL, Singer

Katrina and Kat are going home while Martha is staying. Montana, despite having no group to perform with, she’s sticking around.

The next phase for the remaining contestants is to pick a partner to perform a duet with and start rehearsing.

Morning came quickly. A little too quickly for some.

First up was Christine Hanlon and Paul Clifford. Zack was worried that Christine always looks angry when she sings.

Ryan Langlois and Arron Reed get it easy compared to Dwight D’eon and Naomi-Joy Blackhall who Zach gets to jump across to the judging table and sing to the audience that isn’t there.

Clifton Murray and Emily Chambers find a real connection with one another and they convey the mood of the song better than anyone else so far today.

Sam Romijn and Annika Onegard prove that the two 16 year olds really have something to add to the competition although Annika’s voice sounds as though she’s struggling.

Morgan Donaldson and Bianca Schmutz are a little detached from the song and each other.

Ben Griffin and Heidi Jutras impress the judges and Zach tells Ben that he’s so watchable.

Montana Martin Iles has partnered with Derek Hoffman and they shine with their personalities.

Justyn Wesley and Scarlet Burke work their off stage chemistry when they perform together on stage in front of the judges.

Khalila G and Matt Rapley are another duo that work so well together.

Carly Rae Jepsen and Geoffrey Stone are told by Jake that if that was a concert he would have left to buy popcorn.

The next round of cuts is about to take place and about half of them are about to be sent home.

Solo performances are what await the remaining contestants. One last performance in front of the judges to try and secure a place in the top 22.

Naomi-Joy Blackhall is up first and forgets her words. She recovers ok until her voice breaks.

Brian Melo puts his own spin on Natasha Bedingfield’s Wild Horses.

Ben Griffin works the stage with some Lifehouse.

Khalila G puts on a powerful performance.

Carley Rae Jepsen is feeling tired but knows she has to impress the judges if she wants a place in the top 22. She absolutely wins the judges over.

Arron Reed, Jocelyn Strang and Ritchea Hodge. Kale Penny and Tyler Mullendore. Tara Oram and Dwight D’eon all continue to take the stage to win over the judges and secure their their place in the Top 22. Andrew Austin was rejected from the competition at the same place last year. What will happen this time? Annika Onegard sings some Kelly Clarkson and shows some nice tone and husk. Kamila Miller wants it very badly but still writes the words on her hands.

Paul Clifford is more determined than ever because he too was cut before the Top 22 last year.

Martha Joy has to really pull something off tonight after a few dodgy performances.

Christine Hanlon and Jessica Sheppard are visiting the doctors before their final performance. Jessica decides that she can get some more rehearsal and ditches the doctors.

Christine hopes that her voice has one more song in it. It’s not the best she’s done and she’s not happy about.

Finally, Jessyka was last to face the judges. And with that, the auditions are over. Time for the judges to deliberate and decide who goes and who stays.

The best 46 singers the judges could find are left. Now they must narrow that list down to 22.

First up is Tara Oram. And she’s through to the Top 22. The first of 11 girls.

Brian Melo becomes the first guy to make it into the Top 22.

Khalila G and Greg Neufeld make it through.

Scarlett and Justyn Wesley have grown close during the theatre round but only one of them is going through. Scarlett is going home.

Matt Rapley and Naomi-Joy Blackhall both make it through.

Annika Odegard, Liam Styles Chang and Kamila Miller all make it through.

Ritchea Hodge and Derek Hoffman make it through too.

Martha Joy makes it through but Ben Griffin is cut.

Montana Martin Iles is through as is Tyler Mullendore.

Maud Coussa-Jandl is through as well as Carly Rae Jepsen.

Clifton Murray makes it into the Top 22 along with Khalila G and Dwight d’Eon.

Jaydee Bixby is through along with Andrew Austin and finally Christine Hanlon.

Adrianna Costa tells Marty Martin that he’s the one that’s been eliminated this week before we get into the next five movies from the remaining directors.

Carrie Fisher and Gary Marshall are here to judge again and are being joined by Wes Craven

First up to premiere their short film this week is Will Bigham. His film is called Glass Eye.
To Vote for Will’s film:

Next up is Jason Epperson. His short film is called Blood Born.
To Vote for David’s film:

Zach Lipovsky is next with his short film Sunshine Girl.
To Vote for Zach’s film:

Mateem Kemet is next with his film Lost.
To Vote for Mateen’s film:

Jessica Brillhart is last with her film The Orchard
To vote for Jessica’s film:

The judges picks were unanimous with them all picking Zach’s film Sunshine Girl as their favourite.

Next Tuesday the results will be in as well as 6 comedies by 6 of the remaining directors.