|Birth name||Craig Sharpe|
23 September 1989 |
Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Origin||Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada|
|Associated acts||Eva Avila|
Craig Sharpe (born September 23, 1989 in Carbonear) is a Canadian pop singer who was the runner-up on Canadian Idol 4, having finished a close second behind winner Eva Avila. He came through seven rounds of auditions judged by Canadian Idol's four-member panel. Sharpe is the second contestant from the small community of Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland, Canada (Jason Greeley from season two was the first), and the fourth contestant from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Sharpe is notable for his higher tenor voice.
Born in Carbonear, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, Sharpe attended Ascension Collegiate, Bay Roberts, where he excelled at music and geography. When not composing music, he said his pastimes included spending time with his pets and playing basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Performances and results
|Audition||-||"Bless the Broken Road"||Rascal Flatts||Advanced|
Day 2: Duet
|-||"Take My Breath Away" with Leanne Kean||Berlin||Advanced|
Day 3: Solo
|-||"Ready for Love"||India.Arie||Advanced|
|Top 22||Contestant's Choice||"What Hurts the Most"||Rascal Flatts||Advanced|
|Top 18||Contestant's Choice||"This I Promise You"||*NSYNC||Advanced|
|Top 14||Contestant's Choice||"Bohemian Rhapsody"||Queen||Advanced|
|Top 10||Canadian Hits||"Losing Grip"||Avril Lavigne||Safe|
|Top 9||The Rolling Stones||"Time Is on My Side"||The Rolling Stones||Safe|
|Top 8||Songs of the 1980s||"Wind Beneath My Wings"||Bette Midler||Safe|
|Top 7||Classic Rock Hits||"Cold as Ice"||Foreigner||Safe|
|Top 6||Acoustic Music||"It's My Life"||Bon Jovi||Bottom 2|
|Top 5||Country Music||"(You Were) Always on My Mind"||Willie Nelson||Safe|
|Top 4||Judges' Choice||"Careless Whisper"
"Tears of a Clown"
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
|Top 3||Pop Standards||"The Way You Look Tonight"
|Top 2||Idol Single
|"Meant to Fly"
"What Hurts the Most"
|Grand Finale||Idol's Favorite||"Danny Boy"||Andy Williams||Declared Runner-Up|
When asked during a CTV interview what one person he would like to meet, Sharpe named Selena Quintanilla Perez: "She put a lot of work into what she loved and she didn't get to express her talent." 
He now lives in Toronto.
- I Am (February 2007)
- TBA (2010)
- When They Know Your Name (January 2007)
- Canadian Idol: Spotlights (August 2006)
- (September 18, 2006). "Sharpe loses Idol finale; fans hold steady", CBC News. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
- Seymour, Robyn (April 8, 2008). "Craig Sharpe wins David Foster's Ovation Star Search", The Compass. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
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