Brian Melo wins Canadian Idol 5

Brian Melo has been crowned the 5th Canadian Idol edging out Jaydee Bixby in this year’s season finale of the hit TV show.

Brian’s debut single, Brian Melo - All I Ever Wanted - Single - All I Ever Wanted All I Ever Wanted, will no doubt top the charts in the coming weeks as the debut singles of previous Canadian Idols Ryan Malcolm, Kalan Porter, Melissa O’Neil and Eva Avila did.

There is nothing else like it in the entire country. It’s a ticket to the top of Canadian music. For the singers that have made this journey the rewards are many and the comparisons are few. And for every idol, the top of the charts and millions of fans await. Over 30 albums and a million units sold, tonight either Jaydee Bixby or Brian Melo will join Ryan Malcolm, Kalan Porter, Melissa O’Neil and Eva Avila as a Canadian Idol.

Kicking off tonight’s show is the top 10 singing a tribute to Bon Jovi Bon Jovi which includes the songs Bon Jovi - This Left Feels Right - You Give Love a Bad Name You Give Love a Bad Name, Bon Jovi - Chronicles (Box Set) - Blaze of Glory Blaze of Glory, Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet - Livin' on a Prayer Livin’ on a Prayer, Bon Jovi - New Jersey - I'll Be There for You I’ll be There For You, Bon Jovi - (You Want To) Make a Memory - Single - (You Want To) Make a Memory (You Want To) Make a Memory and Bon Jovi - Chronicles (Box Set) - I'll Be There for You I’ll Be There for You.

Almost five million votes were cast last night and nearly 37 million votes over the entire season.

At just 22 she’s already sold an incredible 33 million album and her new album Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing The Best Damn Thing has sold platinum in 8 countries. Performing Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing - Hot Hot off her new album is Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne. She also performs Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing - When You're Gone When You’re Gone.

Singing some of the favourite songs from this season are the Top 10. Mila Miller sings Mary J. Blige - My Life - I'm Going Down I’m Going Down, Khalila Glanville sings P!nk - M!ssundaztood - Family Portrait Family Portrait, Martha Joy sings Céline Dion - The Colour of My Love - The Power of Love The Power of Love, Greg Neufeld sings Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane - This Love This Love, Tara Oram sings Elvis Presley - Elvis #1 Singles - Suspicious Minds Suspicious Minds, Matt Rapley sings
The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band: A Decade of Hits 1969-1979 - Whipping Post Whipping Post
, Dwight d’Eon sings Santana - Supernatural - Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas) Smooth, Carly Rae Jepsen sings Sarah Slean - Sarah Slean - Sweet Ones Sweet Ones and then Jaydee Bixby and Brian Melo sing John Mayer - Continuum - Waiting On the World to Change Waiting On the World to Change before the rest of the top 10 come out to help them finish off the song.

Bon Jovi Bon Jovi perform Bon Jovi - Lost Highway - Lost Highway Lost Highway, the title track from their new album and Bon Jovi - This Left Feels Right - It's My Life It’s My Life.

For the last time this season, the top ten perform together and sing Michael Bublé - Home - Song For You (Album Version) A Song For You as a huge thanks to all the fans of Canadian Idol who watch the show every week and vote.

Last year’s winner Eva Avila Eva Avila has had a big year with her album which included three chart topping singles and a Juno nomination and now she’s here to sing Eva Avila - Somewhere Else - Fallin' for You Fallin’ For You.

Jaydee performs Chuck Berry - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Blues Rock Songbook - Johnny B. Goode Johnny B. Goode and puts his final individual stamp on the show before Brian sings what was possibly his best performance of the season, The Bad Plus - Exit Music (Radiohead Tribute) - Karma Police Karma Police.

Jaydee and Brian perform a medley together that includes The Doors - The Doors - Break on Through Break on Through, Big Wreck - In Loving Memory Of... - That Song That Song, Elvis Presley - The Hillbilly Cat - That's Alright Mama That’s Alright Mama, Rob Thomas - Something to Be - Streetcorner Symphony Streetcorner Symphony.

It’s time for the results. After nearly five million votes, Brian Melo is your next Canadian Idol.

He sings his new song Brian Melo - All I Ever Wanted - Single - All I Ever Wanted All I Ever Wanted as the confetti falls and the crowd cheers.

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