July 2007

What did you think of Mila Miller’s Top 14 Performance of Otis Redding - The Very Best of Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness Try A Little Tenderness on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Martha Joy’s Top 14 Performance of Celine Dion - All the Way... A Decade of Song - That's the Way It Is That’s the Way It Is on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Montan Martin Iles’s Top 14 Performance of Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill - Ironic Ironic on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Tara Oram’s Top 14 Performance of Martina McBride - Martina McBride: Greatest Hits - When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Top 14 Performance of Annie Lennox & Steven Lipson - Medusa - Waiting in Vain Waiting in Vain on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Khalila G’s Top 14 Performance of Monica - The Boy Is Mine - For You I Will For You I Will on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Annika Odegard’s Top 14 Performance of Vanessa Carlton - Be Not Nobody - Ordinary Day Ordinary Day on Canadian Idol?

Last week Clifton Murray and Andrew Austin were eliminated from the 9 guys that made it through to the Top 18.

This is the last week of finals before the Top 10 is anounced. Who wants it that bad?
First up:

Matt Rapley
Jackson 5 - Jackson 5: The Ultimate Collection - I'll Be There I’ll Be There
Can you believe that Matt has chosen another lame song? Goodbye! Kick him out now as his song choice sucks. Does he not get that this is about being current and contemporary? I don’t care how well he plays the piano. Jake is happy he sat down and played the piano and thought the vocal was strong. Farley also thought it was strong but thinks he needs to up the excitement level. Sass finds his quiet confidence so appealing. Zach thinks he’s really talented but doesn’t think he’s shown enough maturity to make a record and therefore the top ten.

Greg Neufeld
John Mayer - Daughters - EP - Daughters Daughters
What a great song choice. Just Greg and his guitar. His moment with the audience so worked with him just sitting on the edge of the stage. Farley is amazed and thinks it was a special performance. Sass agrees that he nailed it. Zach thinks he may be a little too perfect. Jake thinks you can never be too perfect and tells the ladies that he is their competition.

Tyler Mullendore
Tom Jones - Rockin' Tom Jones - Keep On Rockin' Me Baby Keep On Rockin’ Me Baby
This wasn’t nearly as good as Tyler has been throughout this series of Canadian Idol, in fact it was a little boring. Sass thought it wasn’t his best singing but she enjoyed the performance. Zach thought it was obnoxiously him. Jake thought he was so genuine. Farley is cool with what he’s doing.

Liam Styles Chang
The Fray - How to Save a Life - Over My Head (Cable Car) Over My Head
This wasn’t Liam’s strongest performance this week. He can sing but it was a little boring. Zach was hoping for some explosiveness around the edges. Jake thinks he’s definitely one of the best vocalists in the competition. Farley thinks he’s there for the long haul. Sass adds that she thinks he is genuine.

Dwight d’Eon
Matchbox Twenty - More Than You Think You Are - Bright Lights Bright Lights
I really don’t like Dwight’s voice. He’s quite pitchy and not really offering anything good. Jake thought it was a rockstar moment. Farley thought he was the most improved player on last week. Sass says he has the vibe but not the voice despite it being his best performance so far. Zach thinks he’s missing something in the pipes and charisma department.

Jaydee Bixby
John Michael Montgomery - Country Fun - Sold Sold
Boy has this novelty worn off. He’s a great performer but this one trick pony is going to find it tough doing themes in the top ten. Farley says “going once. going twice. going straight to the top ten”. Sass says he just turned her into Ellie-May. Jakes says he’s been working the room like he’s been doing it forever.

Brian Melo
Incubus - Surf's Up (Music from the Motion Picture) - Drive Drive
Another poor vocal from Brian. I thought he was lucky to survive last week’s cut so we’ll have to see how he goes this week. Sass really liked it and liked his vibe. Zach was surprised that he wanted to funk it up from the original version. Jake thought it was screechy at times but was a strong performance. Farley never saw him as mr rock and thought it was more in the middle.

My pick is Brian and Dwight not making the top 10.

Here are the Voting Numbers.

What did you think of Brian Melo’s Top 14 Performance of Incubus - Surf's Up (Music from the Motion Picture) - Drive Drive on Canadian Idol?

What did you think of Jaydee Bixby’s Top 14 Performance of John Michael Montgomery - Country Fun - Sold Sold on Canadian Idol?