Top 3 perform judges and public picks

Last week it was Paul Anka who bought 50 years of experience in the standards to the stage.

The results saw Dwight d’Eon being sent home leaving three left in the competition.

Tonight, Carly Rae Jepsen, Brian Melo and Jaydee Bixby will be singing one song that we’ve chosen for them and one from the judges for their spot in the grand final.

Tomorrow night in the hour long results show there will be performances from three artists who started on the Canadian Idol stage.

First though, the songs picked by the judges.

Jaydee Bixby
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Brenda Lee - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brenda Lee - Break It to Me Gently Break it To Me Gently
I’m still really confused as to why the judges put Jaydee through to the finals. His musical style is about as far removed from pop as it can be. At least he sang ok on that. Jake thought that was the best singing he’s heard him do. Farley said he really took ownership of the song. Sass thinks that if he recorded that song right now it would be a hit. Zach thought that was the most real performance he’s given.

Brian Melo
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Procol Harum - 60's Gold - A Whiter Shade of Pale A Whiter Shade of Pale
Of the three contestants remaining, Brian Melo has to be the most professional and best performer left. It was certainly a good song pick by the judges. Farley thought he really captured the essence of the song. Sass says he’s a born performer. Zach thinks he’s got it. Jake got chills.

Carly Rae Jepsen
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Janis Ian - Between the Lines - At Seventeen At Seventeen
This is a beautiful performance from Carly Rae. Very moving and emotive. Sass thought it was pretty perfect. Zach says that this was the moving performance of the season and had such artistic value. Jake thought it was the perfect song for her and he loved her vulnerability. Farley thought it was absolutely wonderful heartfelt performance.

And now for the people’s choice:

Jaydee Bixby
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Johnny Cash - 16 Biggest Hits: Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash? I would have preferred to see him perform some Britney Spears. What’s with his awkward moment in the audience? Zach thought he didn’t sound like anyone else tonight and that he actually is a unique individual. Jake would have preferred to have seen him all in black with a guitar and a black hat. Farley thought it was great and Sass agrees that it was a lot of fun.

Brian Melo
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Live - Awake - The Best of Live - Lightning Crashes Lightning Crashes
I can see Brian performing on a big stage in front of thousands as he’s such a rockstar. Jake says that that was actually the judges first pick and that was fantastic. Farley thinks he’s a star with his song interpretation while Sass thought he did better than the original. Zach thought he sounded a little tired.

Carly Rae Jepsen
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Dido - Life for Rent - White Flag White Flag
I’m loving Carly tonight. The white lounge chair as a prop, her outfit, her phrasing. She’s just hot! Farley thought there was so much confidence and cool. Sass thought it was a stellar performance of a budding young star. Zach thinks you either get her or you don’t and he gets it. Jake liked the intimacy at the start and the overall great vocal performance.

Hedley Hedley, Low Level Flight Low Level Flight and Kalan Porter Kalan Porter will all be performing in tomorrow’s hour long results show where the two finalists will be announced.

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