Craig Sharpe

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Craig Sharpe
Birth nameCraig Sharpe
Born (1989-09-23) 23 September 1989 (age 29)
Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada
OriginUpper Island Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Years active2006–present
Associated actsEva Avila

Craig Sharpe (born 23 September 1989) 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 and Labrador (Jason Greeley from season two was the first), and the fourth contestant from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.[1]

Sharpe is notable for his countertenor voice.

Early life[edit]

Born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, 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.

Canadian Idol[edit]

Sharpe was the runner-up on Canadian Idol in season four, and lost the closest Idol race to date to Gatineau native Eva Avila by just 131 000 votes[1] out of nearly 4 million cast.

Performances and results[edit]

Week Theme Song Sung Artist Results
Audition - "Bless the Broken Road" Rascal Flatts Advanced
Theatre Rounds
Day 2: Duet
- "Take My Breath Away" with Leanne Kean Berlin Advanced
Theatre Rounds
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"
"Danny Boy"
Frank Sinatra
Andy Williams
Top 2 Idol Single
Idol's Favorite
New Song
"Meant to Fly"
"What Hurts the Most"
"I Surrender"
Eva Avila
Rascal Flatts
Celine Dion
Grand Finale Idol's Favorite "Danny Boy" Andy Williams Declared Runner-Up

Post Idol[edit]

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." [1]

When asked what song he is touched by the most, he replied "You're Beautiful by James Blunt, because it reminds me of my music teacher Heather Macdonald, who died at the young age of 28." [2]

He also shared the stage with music producer David Foster, in 2008.[2] He performed his own rendition of Angels, with a children's choir.

Sharpe has reportedly auditioned for a role in the TV series Glee with the song "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going."[3]

He now lives in Newfoundland.



  • I Am (February 2007)
  • Craig Sharpe (April 2015)


  • When They Know Your Name (January 2007)



  1. ^ a b (September 18, 2006). "Sharpe loses Idol finale; fans hold steady", CBC News. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Seymour, Robyn (April 8, 2008). "Craig Sharpe wins David Foster's Ovation Star Search", The Compass. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  3. ^

External links[edit]

  • The Compass newspaper article
  • Craig's official CTV bio