Canadian Idol (season 2)

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Canadian Idol fans in front of the CTV studio in Toronto in August 2004

The second season of Canadian Idol debuted on June 1, 2004, and became the most watched show in Canada, drawing in over 3 million viewers each week.

Auditions were held in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, Regina, and St. John's. The season provided an Idol first when the final six contestants played their own instruments during a group performance of the Gordon Lightfoot classic "Canadian Railroad Trilogy". This was the first time that contestants on any Idol series had performed with instruments;[1] the effort is still widely regarded as one of the finest group numbers ever to appear on the show[who?].

Kalan Porter of Medicine Hat, Alberta won the series, and Theresa Sokyrka of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was the runner-up. In November 2004, merely two months after the competition, Porter released his debut album entitled 219 Days – the number days spanning from his first audition to the release of his CD. Other Season Two finalists who released albums include Sokyrka, Jacob Hoggard (with his band Hedley), Jason Greeley, Shane Wiebe, and Joshua Seller.

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal Group 1[edit]

Anabelle Lumayag – How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (by Michael Bolton)

Kyla Sandulak – God Bless the Child (by Ella Fitzgerald)

Joshua Seller – Somewhere Out There (by Our Lady Peace)

Jessica Mitchell – If I Ain't Got You (by Alicia Keys)

Raj Ramawad – Overjoyed (by Stevie Wonder)

Annie Lefebvre – The Impossible Dream (by Temptations)

Andrea Ennis – Here and Now (by Luther Vandross)

Brandy Callahan – Greatest Love of All (by Whitney Houston)

Top 3: Brandy Callahan, Jessica Mitchell, Joshua Seller

Advancing to the Top 10: Joshua Seller, Brandy Callahan

Semifinal Group 2[edit]

Anna Cyzon – Son Of A Preacher Man (by Dusty Springfield)

Mohanza Kelly – A Change is Gonna Come (by Sam Cooke)

Liz Titan – I Have Nothing (by Whitney Houston)

Mark Levesque – At This Moment (by Billy Vera)

Kaleb Simmonds – Water Runs Dry (by Boyz II Men)

Filomena Pasqua – Respect (by Aretha Franklin)

Elena Juatco – Midnight Train to Georgia (by Gladys Knight & the Pips)

Kalan Porter – Lady (by Kenny Rogers)

Top 3: Kalan Porter, Kaleb Simmonds, Elena Juatco

Advancing to the Top 10: Kalan Porter, Kaleb Simmonds

Semifinal Group 3[edit]

Constant Bernard – Me and Mrs Jones (by Billy Paul)

Jerrica Santos – Evergreen (by Barbra Streisand)

Andrew Boderick – Knocks Me Off My Feet (by Stevie Wonder)

Valerie Jalbert – Open Arms (by Journey)

Bernard Quilala – Angel (by Jon Secada)

Diane Archer – Nobody Does It Better (by Carly Simon)

Jacob Hoggard – Only the Good Die Young (by Billy Joel)

Theresa Sokyrka – Summertime (by George Gershwin)

Top 3: Theresa Sokyrka, Bernard Quilala, Jacob Hoggard

Advancing to the Top 10: Theresa Sokyrka, Jacob Hoggard

Semifinal Group 4[edit]

Brock Groombridge – Beauty and the Beast (by Peabo Bryson & Celine Dion)

Danielle Falco – Think Twice (by Celine Dion)

Jason Greeley – Heaven (by Bryan Adams)

Manoah Hartmann My Immortal (by Evanescence)

Shane Wiebe – Forever Young (by Bob Dylan)

Becky Abbott – Moondance (by Van Morrison)

Jermaine Richards – Endless Love (by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)

Ted Senecal – Georgia on My Mind (by Ray Charles)

Top 3: Shane Wiebe, Ted Senecal, Manoah Hartmann

Advancing to the Top 10: Shane Wiebe, Manoah Hartmann

Wildcard[edit]

Bernard Quilala – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (by Marvin Gaye)

Liz Titan – Try It On My Own (by Whitney Houston)

Raj Ramawad – Lately (by Stevie Wonder)

Kyla Sandulak – Stand By Me (by Ben E. King)

Ted Senecal – Joy To The World (by Three Dog Night)

Elena Juatco – What I Did For Love

Jason Greeley – Sad Songs (Say So Much) (by Elton John)

Andrew Boderick – Endless Love (by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)

Top 3: Elena Juatco, Jason Greeley, Ted Senecal

Advancing to the Top 10: Jason Greeley, Elena Juatco

Finals[edit]

Top 10 (Canadian Hits)[edit]

Eliminated: Brandy Callahan

Top 9 (British Invasion)[edit]

Eliminated: Manoah Hartmann

Top 8 (Rock & Roll)[edit]

Eliminated: Joshua Seller

Results Night Performance

Top 7 (Lionel Richie)[edit]

Eliminated: Kaleb Simmonds

Jon Dore comedy sketch – BBQ at the Idol mansion and Jell-O competition

Top 6 (Gordon Lightfoot)[edit]

Eliminated: Elena Juatco

Results Night Performance

Top 5 (Summertime Hits)[edit]

Eliminated: Shane Wiebe

Jon Dore comedy – "Back to Cool" Results Night Performance

Top 4 (Standards)[edit]

Eliminated: Jason Greeley

Top 3 (Judges' Choice)[edit]

Eliminated: Jacob Hoggard

Results Night Performance

Top 2[edit]

Winner: Kalan Porter
Runner-up: Theresa Sokyrka

Results Night Performances

Elimination Chart[edit]

Week:Top 10Top 9Top 8Top 7Top 6Top 5Top 4Top 3Top 2
PlaceContestantResult
1Kalan PorterWINNER
2Theresa SokyrkaBottom 2RUNNER-UP
3Jacob HoggardBottom 2Elim
4Jason GreeleyBottom 2Elim
5Shane WiebeBottom 2Bottom 2Bottom 3Bottom 3Elim
6Elena JuatcoBottom 3Bottom 2Elim
7Kaleb SimmondsBottom 3Elim
8Joshua SellerBottom 3Elim
9Manoah HartmannBottom 2Elim
10Brandy CallahanElim

Releases[edit]

Since the second season of Canadian Idol, Kalan Porter, Theresa Sokyrka, Jason Greeley and Shane Wiebe have all released solo albums. Jacob Hoggard, along with his band, Hedley, is the first Canadian Idol contestant to be signed to an American label, Capitol Records. Hedley's self-titled debut album was released in the United States in September 2006. As of November 2007, Kalan Porter, Theresa Sokyrka, and Hedley have all released a second album, and Theresa Sokyrka released a Christmas album, her third release since she was on Canadian Idol.

For the 30th anniversary of the My Little Pony franchise, Jerrica Santos recorded the credits song "A Friend for Life" for the movie Equestria Girls.

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