Canadian Idol Top 10 Announced

It’s down to ten. After a massive three million votes were received following Monday and Tuesday’s performance episodes, the Canadian Idol Top 10 was revealed tonight on CTV.

Unfortunately, it was the end of the road for four others: Liam Styles Chang 17, Victoria, BC; Montana Martin Iles, 16, Sainte-Julienne, QC; Tyler Mullendore, 19, Lake Ainslie, NS; and Annika Odegard, 16, Calgary, AB, received the fewest votes and were eliminated from the competition. They now go home while 10 others begin rehearsals for next Tuesday’s first Canadian Idol Top 10 show, an expanded 90-minute broadcast live from Toronto’s John Bassett Theatre.

Dedicated to “No. 1 Hits,” Tuesday’s show will feature each of the Top 10 competitors performing a No. 1 hit that they’ve selected. Then, on Wednesday’s episode, international superstar Rihanna will perform her own No. 1 hit, “Umbrella,” live on the Canadian Idol stage in the first Top 10 elimination episode. Tuesday’s episode airs at a special time, July 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

The Canadian Idol Top 10 is comprised of five women and five men, ranging in age from 16 to 28 and hailing from Mission, BC to Hare Bay, NL. From Canada’s largest city to a small Acadian fishing village, the 10 finalists represent Canada’s diverse musical talent, regional distinctions and rich history of musical excellence. There are three competitors from Ontario, two from British Columbia and one each from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. They have survived 10 elimination rounds and outlasted almost 10,000 others. All will be household names before the summer is over.

Meet the Canadian Idol Top 10:

* Jaydee Bixby, 16, Drumheller, AB, Student
* Dwight d’Eon, 28, West Pubnico, NS, Lobster Fisherman
* Khalila G, 23, Dorval, QC, Day Care Worker
* Carly Rae Jepsen, 21, Mission, BC, Waitress
* Martha Joy, 16, Toronto, ON, Student
* Brian Melo, 24, Hamilton, ON, Construction Worker
* Mila Miller, 17, Toronto, ON, Student
* Greg Neufeld, 23, Abbotsford, BC, House Framer
* Tara Oram, 23, Hare Bay, NL, Singer
* Matt Rapley, 18, Regina, SK, Student

Backed by a live, five-piece band, the Top 10 will perform in front of an audience of 1,000 screaming fans at Toronto’s John Bassett Theatre in the first of nine, Top 10 performance shows next week. Dedicated to “No. 1 Hits,” the first Top 10 show is an expanded 90-minute special, airing Tuesday, July 17 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

If there’s an artist who knows what it feels like to be at the top of the charts, it’s 19-year-old Rihanna. The Barbados-born singer and SRP/Def Jam/Universal Music Canada recording artist has landed in the No. 1 position with various singles from each of her three albums. Her current hit “Umbrella” is sitting in the No. 1 spot of Billboard’s Hot 100 list. The winner of four, 2006 Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has had seven singles reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. She currently tops the Nielsen Soundscan R&B chart in Canada with her third release, Good Girl Gone Bad, which is already platinum in Canada. The CD features 11 new tracks and includes collaborations with Ne-Yo, StarGate, Timbaland and Grammy-award winners Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.

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  • Bree

    I can’t believe Liam didn’t get in D:

  • Tiffy}~liams #1 fan EVER

    OMFG i cant believe liam didn’t get in he’s the BBEST singer there and the HOTTEST person there and i am his biggest fan EVER if u think ur his biggest fan then anwser these question did he get his middle name? old his he?
    3.where is he from?
    4.when is his birthday

    I no all these anwsers suckers and i no more but i dont want to ask alot of questions