Shane Wiebe

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Shane Wiebe
Birth name Shane Anthony Wiebe
Born (1983-01-12) 12 January 1983 (age 34)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Origin Abbotsford, British Columbia
Genres Pop, CCM
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Piano
Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Website www.shanewiebe.info

Shane Anthony Wiebe (born January 12, 1983) was a contestant on the second season of Canadian Idol. He made it to the Top 5 of the competition before being eliminated. Zack Werner, the "mean" judge on Canadian Idol, said Shane could sing the phone book and it would still be great. While he currently calls [Stratford, Ontario] home, he was born in Calgary, Alberta on 12 January 1983. He is married to Angela (née) Bensler, who also performs on his debut album. Since Canadian Idol, he and his wife Angela have formed a group called "The Wiebes", and have released their own debut album, Into Your Light, followed up by a Christmas album, released Christmas, 2009.[1]

Canadian Idol[edit]

Performances & Results[edit]

Songs Shane performed on Canadian Idol included

First audition: You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)

Toronto auditions: When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge) (solo)

Top 32: Forever Young (Bob Dylan)

Top 10: My Song (Glass Tiger)

Top 9: Something About the Way You Look Tonight (Elton John)

Top 8: I Believe in a Thing Called Love (The Darkness)

Top 7: Angel (Lionel Richie)

Top 6: The Way I Feel (Gordon Lightfoot)

Top 5: Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Shane Wiebe (July 2005)
  • Into Your Light (2009)
  • Christmas With You (2009)
  • Restore the Wonder (2010)

Singles

  • "When I am With You" (2005)
  • "What Child Is This?" (2005)
  • "Christmas With You" (2009)

Debut album: Shane Wiebe (2005)[edit]

Shane's debut album was simply titled Shane Wiebe and has gotten many positive reviews by both music critics and many fans alike. Nine of the eleven songs on the album were written or cowritten by Shane. The other two songs are covers of numbers he performed on his Canadian Idol stint (The Way I Feel and Forever Young). First single When I am With You has begun to pick up radio airplay across Canada. His wife, Angela, plays violin and does background vocals on the album, as well as sings lead on a song that they co-wrote called "Trace You".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When I Am With You"
  2. "The Way I Feel"
  3. "Came Out Wrong"
  4. "Just Wait"
  5. "Love Is"
  6. "Forever Young"
  7. "I'm Not Alone"
  8. "Another Day"
  9. "Never Lived At All"
  10. "Riches"
  11. "Trace You (Lost In Your Love)"

Reception[edit]

The album has sold 10,000 copies.[2] It has also peaked at #71 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

Personal life[edit]

Shane won the Bootlegger contest, in 2006, finishing first in a pool of young Canadians each with their big dreams to realize. He also lived in Chilliwack, BC with his family.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Presenter Award Result
2010 Covenant Awards[3] Seasonal Album of the Year - Christmas With You nominee
Seasonal Song of the Year - Christmas With You nominee
Inspirational Album of the Year - Into Your Light winner
New Group of the Year - The Wiebes nominee

References[edit]

  1. ^ (May 8, 2009). "Wiebes celebrate new CD", BC Local News. Retrieved on 2009-06-24. Archived May 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ http://www.myspace.com/shanewiebe
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110713041339/http://ctvforum.insinc.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1221297. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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