||This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (January 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Birth name||Shane Anthony Wiebe|
12 January 1983 |
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Origin||Abbotsford, British Columbia|
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.
Performances & Results
Songs Shane performed on Canadian Idol included
Top 32: Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Top 10: My Song (Glass Tiger)
Top 7: Angel (Lionel Richie)
Top 6: The Way I Feel (Gordon Lightfoot)
- Shane Wiebe (July 2005)
- Into Your Light (2009)
- Christmas With You (2009)
- Restore the Wonder (2010)
- "When I am With You" (2005)
- "What Child Is This?" (2005)
- "Christmas With You" (2009)
Debut album: Shane Wiebe (2005)
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".
- "When I Am With You"
- "The Way I Feel"
- "Came Out Wrong"
- "Just Wait"
- "Love Is"
- "Forever Young"
- "I'm Not Alone"
- "Another Day"
- "Never Lived At All"
- "Trace You (Lost In Your Love)"
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
|2010||Covenant Awards||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|
- (May 8, 2009). "Wiebes celebrate new CD", BC Local News. Retrieved on 2009-06-24. Archived May 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- 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