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- Canadian Idol was a Canadian reality television competition show which aired on CTV, based on the British show Pop Idol. The show was a competition to find the most talented young singer in Canada, and was hosted by Ben Mulroney. Jon Dore was the "roving reporter" for the first three seasons. Elena Juatco assumed the role for season four, Dave Kerr had the role in season five and Jully Black in season six.
- begun on and completed on (7 years ago)
- 186 episodes of 60 minutes each, in 6 seasons
- country: Canada
- created by Simon Fuller
- regular cast:
- genres: Reality television, Interactive television, Game show, Talent show
- some of the awards:
- Gemini Award for Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series (Season 6 - Top 2 Results Show) nomination for Orin Isaacs, Peter Stoynich, Simon Bowers, Al Miller, Peter Campbell & Floyd Burrell
- Gemini Award for Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Non-Fiction Program or Series (Canadian Idol 6) nomination for Peter Faragher
- Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series (Season 6) nomination for Theo Tams
- official website: www.idol.ctv.ca
- Canadian Idol a.k.a. Canadian Idol - Season 5: The fifth season of Canadian Idol is the fifth installation of the Idol series in Canada. It was again hosted by Ben Mulroney, with Farley Flex, Jake Gold, Sass Jordan and Zack Werner all returning as judges. The show premiered on June 5, 2007 with a 90-minute episode. Voting began during the fourth week. New events introduced that season included the Help Idols build a house and the Kraft Confidential with David Kerr. The elimination song for this year was Walk on Home by Kalan Porter. The final episode of the season was broadcast on September 11, 2007 when Brian Melo was crowned Canadian Idol.
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- Canadian Idol a.k.a. Canadian Idol - Season 6: The sixth and final season of Canadian Idol is the sixth and final installation of the Idol series in Canada and premiered on June 3, 2008, on the CTV Television Network. It is again hosted by Ben Mulroney, with the addition of Jully Black as a special correspondent and general mentor to the contestants. Farley Flex, Jake Gold, Sass Jordan and Zack Werner all returned as judges. This season saw a number of major and minor show format changes in an effort to keep the franchise fresh and innovative. The final episode of the season, in which the Canadian Idol was crowned, aired on September 10, 2008. The winner of the sixth season was Theo Tams. The sixth season became the final season of Canadian Idol following its cancellation in 2009.
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- Canadian Idol a.k.a. Canadian Idol - Season 2: 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.
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- Canadian Idol a.k.a. Canadian Idol - Season 4: The fourth season of Canadian Idol began in February 2006 ran until September 2006. Zack Werner, Jake Gold, Sass Jordan, and Farley Flex returned to judge, and Ben Mulroney returned to host, with Elena Juatco as the new roving reporter. The season premiered on May 29, five days after the finale of American Idol Season 5. The Canadian Idol title was awarded to competitor Eva Avila on September 17, 2006.
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- Canadian Idol a.k.a. Canadian Idol - Season 1: The first season of Canadian Idol debuted on June 9, 2003. Ryan Malcolm of Kingston, Ontario was the eventual winner.
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- Canadian Idol a.k.a. Canadian Idol - Season 3: Melissa O'Neil won the title of the first female Canadian Idol and the youngest Idol ever in North America in 2005, beating runner-up Rex Goudie.
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