OK, I really tried to resist doing this, but after tonight's fiasco I feel it's my duty. Indulge me while I give you my take on this year's Canadian Idol.
First, I don't give much credence to votes deciding who should be crowned a Pop Idol. After all, it's these same masses that gave life and longevity to artists like the Spice Girls. But I watch the show anyway, because maybe - just maybe, there'll be some pleasant surprises. When they got to the top 10 this year, I was optimistic. Suzi Rawn and Josh Palmer were my official picks for the last 2 standing. Little did I know that Canadians everywhere were conspiring against my dream of pop legitimacy for this show. The top 6:
Rex Goudie - reminds me of a young, talentless Springsteen. He'll be on the show as long as there are girls out there that think he might actually write a song about them if he wins.
Melissa O'Neil - she's good, but nowhere as good as her eliminated Cowtown rival Amber Fleury, who only lost out because she doesn't look like someone from The O.C.
Aaron Walpole - should be an actor, plain and simple.
Casey Leblanc - is only still in the running because she's the poster child for Vote For The Worst.
Suzi Rawn - should win the contest, but instead has appeared in the bottom 3 twice(?) already. Shame on the voters.
Josh Palmer - lost out this evening. Based on the performance he bowed out with, the reaction of the remaining contenders and the judges - it's probably the best thing that could ever happen to him. Now he can go out there and make some music. Go get 'em Josh.......