I'm surprised no one has started a thread about Canadian Idol yet! I've been watching the first 3 'try-out' episodes and quite frankly, some of the Canadian talent blows the doors off of the last batch of American Idol finalists. I'm not being patriotic either, since I find that many things in my country often pale in comparison to their American counterparts... but this time around, we've got the cream of the crop. Last night there was a male singer that sent goosebumps up and down my arms. This guy (his name was Mikey, from Ottawa I think) could sing the doors off of most(if not all) of the finalists of American Idol 2. He's part white part Asian and has a really distict look. He's my top pick so far. The judges are also, to me, very well chosen. We have 4 of them. Jake is my favourite of the bunch. He really seems to have heart, and any eye for talent. Last night he had to tell a handicapped wheel-chair bound girl that she wasn't what they were looking for. It literally brought tears to his eyes, and he had to take a break. If you think it can't get any worse than Ryan Seacrest, well your wrong! We have Ben Mulrooney, the ex-prime minister's son, hosting the show. There's just something about him that bugs the heck out of me. I think the even the producers thought they needed something else since there's another guy providing a bit of comic relief. I can't rememeber his name but he's kind of like a Tom Green. For all of you Americans that have access to CTV, tune in and watch. You won't be disappointed. Marc.