Canadian Idol (season 2)

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Canadian Idol
Season 2
Broadcast from June 1 – September 16, 2004
Judges Farley Flex
Jake Gold
Sass Jordan
Zack Werner
Host(s) Ben Mulroney
Broadcaster CTV
Winner
Kalan Porter
Origin Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Song "Awake in a Dream"
Genre(s) Pop
Runner-up
Theresa Sokyrka
Chronology
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 (16 June 2004)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Anabelle Lumayag "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Laura Branigan) Eliminated
2 Kyla Sandulak "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday) Eliminated
3 Joshua Seller "Somewhere Out There" (James Ingram & Linda Ronstadt) Advanced
4 Jessica Mitchell "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) Eliminated
5 Raj Ramawad "Overjoyed" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
6 Annie Lefebvre "The Impossible Dream" (Elvis Presley) Eliminated
7 Andrae Ennis "Here and Now" (Luther Vandross) Eliminated
8 Brandy Callahan "The Greatest Love of All" (Whitney Houston) Advanced
Notes
  • Joshua Seller and Brandy Callahan advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Kyla Sandulak and Raj Ramawad returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Semifinal Group 2 (23 June 2004)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Anna Cyzon "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Eliminated
2 Mohanza Kelly "A Change is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke) Eliminated
3 Liz Titan "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
4 Mark Levesque "At This Moment" (Billy Vera) Eliminated
5 Kaleb Simmonds "Water Runs Dry" (Boyz II Men) Advanced
6 Filomena Pasqua "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
7 Elena Juatco "Midnight Train to Georgia" (Gladys Knight & the Pips) Eliminated
8 Kalan Porter "Lady" (Kenny Rogers) Advanced
Notes
  • Kalan Porter and Kaleb Simmonds advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Liz Titan and Elena Juatco returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Semifinal Group 3 (30 June 2004)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Constant Bernard "Me and Mrs. Jones" (Billy Paul) Eliminated
2 Jerrica Santos "Evergreen" (Barbra Streisand) Eliminated
3 Andrew Broderick "Knocks Me Off My Feet" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
4 Valerie Jalbert "Open Arms" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
5 Bernard Quilala "Angel" (Jon Secada) Eliminated
6 Diane Archer "Nobody Does It Better" (Carly Simon) Eliminated
7 Jacob Hoggard "Only the Good Die Young" (Billy Joel) Advanced
8 Theresa Sokyrka "Summertime" (Abbie Mitchell) Advanced
Notes
  • Theresa Sokyrka and Jacob Hoggard advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Andrew Broderick and Bernard Quilala returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Semifinal Group 4 (7 July 2004)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Brock Groombridge "Beauty and the Beast" (Peabo Bryson & Celine Dion) Eliminated
2 Danielle Falco "Think Twice" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
3 Jason Greeley "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Eliminated
4 Manoah Hartmann "My Immortal" (Evanescence) Advanced
5 Shane Wiebe "Forever Young" (Bob Dylan) Advanced
6 Rebecca Abbott "Moondance" (Van Morrison) Eliminated
7 Jermaine Richards "Endless Love" (Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) Eliminated
8 Ted Senecal "Georgia on My Mind" (Ray Charles) Eliminated
Notes
  • Shane Wiebe and Manoah Hartman advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Jason Greeley and Ted Senecal returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard (14 July 2004)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Bernard Quilala "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye) Eliminated
2 Liz Titan "Try It On My Own" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
3 Raj Ramawad "Lately" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
4 Kyla Sandulak "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King) Eliminated
5 Ted Senecal "Joy to the World" (Three Dog Night) Eliminated
6 Elena Juatco "What I Did for Love" (Priscilla Lopez) Advanced
7 Jason Greeley "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" (Elton John) Advanced
8 Andrew Broderick "Imagine" (John Lennon) Eliminated
Notes
  • Jason Greeley and Elena Juatco received the most votes, and completed the top 10.

Finals[edit]

Top 10 (21 July 2004)[edit]

Theme: Canadian Hits

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Joshua Seller "Try" (Blue Rodeo) Bottom three
2 Brandy Callahan "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Deborah Cox) Eliminated
3 Shane Wiebe "My Song" (Glass Tiger) Safe
4 Manoah Hartmann "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) Bottom two
5 Jason Greeley "Cuts Like a Knife" (Bryan Adams) Safe
6 Kalan Porter "Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf) Safe
7 Theresa Sokyrka "Good Mother" (Jann Arden) Safe
8 Kaleb Simmonds "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (Bryan Adams) Safe
9 Elena Juatco "Mary Jane" (Alanis Morissette) Safe
10 Jacob Hoggard "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" (Paul Anka) Safe

Top 9 (28 July 2004)[edit]

Theme: British Invasion

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Jacob Hoggard "Space Oddity" (David Bowie) Safe
2 Theresa Sokyrka "There's a Kind of Hush" (Herman's Hermits) Safe
3 Jason Greeley "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" (Elton John) Safe
4 Kaleb Simmonds "Tears in Heaven" (Eric Clapton) Bottom three
5 Elena Juatco "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Sheryl Crow) Safe
6 Joshua Seller "Where the Streets Have No Name" (U2) Safe
7 Manoah Hartmann "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (Eurythmics) Safe
8 Kalan Porter "The House of the Rising Sun" (The Animals) Safe
9 Shane Wiebe "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (Elton John) Bottom two

Top 8 (4 August 2004)[edit]

Theme: Rock & Roll

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Jason Greeley "Proud Mary" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Safe
2 Shane Wiebe "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" (The Darkness) Bottom two
3 Joshua Seller "Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls) Eliminated
4 Theresa Sokyrka "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin) Safe
5 Kalan Porter "Paint It Black" (The Rolling Stones) Safe
6 Jacob Hoggard "Everything" (Lifehouse) Safe
7 Elena Juatco "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Etta James) Bottom three
8 Kaleb Simmonds "Hound Dog" (Elvis Presley) Safe

Top 7 (11 August 2004)[edit]

Theme: Lionel Richie

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kalan Porter "Still" Safe
2 Theresa Sokyrka "Hello" Safe
3 Shane Wiebe "Angel" Bottom three
4 Kaleb Simmonds "Truly" Eliminated
5 Jacob Hoggard "Brick House" Safe
6 Elena Juatco "Fancy Dancer" Bottom two
7 Jason Greeley "Easy" Safe

Top 6 (18 August 2004)[edit]

Theme: Gordon Lightfoot

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Elena Juatco "Early Morning Rain" Eliminated
2 Jason Greeley "Rainy Day People" Safe
3 Jacob Hoggard "Sundown" Bottom two
4 Shane Wiebe "The Way I Feel" Bottom three
5 Theresa Sokyrka "Song for a Winter's Night" Safe
6 Kalan Porter "If You Could Read My Mind" Safe

Top 5 (25 August 2004)[edit]

Theme: Summertime Hits

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Shane Wiebe "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Frankie Valli) Eliminated
2 Kalan Porter "Long Train Runnin'" (The Doobie Brothers) Safe
3 Jason Greeley "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" (Robert Palmer) Bottom two
4 Jacob Hoggard "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Safe
5 Theresa Sokyrka "Cruisin'" (Smokey Robinson) Safe

Top 4 (1 September 2004)[edit]

Theme: Standards

Order Artist First song (original artists) Second song Result
1 Theresa Sokyrka "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Ella Fitzgerald) "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (Mama Cass) Bottom two
2 Kalan Porter "Moon River" (Andy Williams) "The Way You Look Tonight" (Frank Sinatra) Safe
3 Jason Greeley "I Won't Dance" (Fred Astaire) "It Had to Be You" (Harry Connick, Jr.) Eliminated
4 Jacob Hoggard "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (Nat King Cole) "Unforgettable" (Nat King Cole) Safe

Top 3 (8 September 2004)[edit]

Theme: Judge's Choice

Order Artist First song (original artists) Second song Result
1 Jacob Hoggard "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (Simply Red) "I Want You to Want Me" (Cheap Trick) Eliminated
2 Theresa Sokyrka "What the World Needs Now Is Love" (Jackie DeShannon) "Ready for Love" (India Arie) Safe
3 Kalan Porter "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (U2) "Nature Boy" (Nat King Cole) Safe

Top 2 (15 September 2004)[edit]

Order Artist First song Second song Third song Result
1 Theresa Sokyrka "Awake in a Dream" "Come Away with Me" "Cruisin'" Runner-up
2 Kalan Porter "I Can Only Imagine" "Born to Be Wild" "Awake in a Dream" Winner
Finale result show
Performer Song Artist
Top 10 Jailhouse Rock

I Only Want to Be with You
Tempted
Under Pressure
Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
Johnny B. Goode

Elvis Presley

Dusty Springfield
Squeeze
Queen & David Bowie
Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin
Chuck Berry

Ryan Malcolm Fallin' Ryan Malcolm
Top 10 You're Still the One

Carefree Highway
I'm Like a Bird
Bulletproof
Sundown
The Weight

Shania Twain

Gordon Lightfoot
Nelly Furtado
Blue Rodeo
Gordon Lightfoot
The Band

Top 10 Share the Land The Guess Who
Kalan Porter Nature Boy Nat King Cole
Theresa Sokyrka Good Mother Jann Arden
Top 2 Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper
Kalan Porter Awake in a Dream Kalan Porter

Elimination Chart[edit]

Week: Top 10 Top 9 Top 8 Top 7 Top 6 Top 5 Top 4 Top 3 Top 2
Place Contestant Result
1 Kalan Porter WINNER
2 Theresa Sokyrka Bottom 2 RUNNER-UP
3 Jacob Hoggard Bottom 2 Elim
4 Jason Greeley Bottom 2 Elim
5 Shane Wiebe Bottom 2 Bottom 2 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
6 Elena Juatco Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Elim
7 Kaleb Simmonds Bottom 3 Elim
8 Joshua Seller Bottom 3 Elim
9 Manoah Hartmann Bottom 2 Elim
10 Brandy Callahan Elim

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 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls film.

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