It’s going to be an exciting summer of music and, with all the famous rock artists traversing the Idol stage, I, personally, will miss eliminated rocker contestant Tyler Mullendore’s contribution to the mix. I can only imagine the entertaining performances he would have presented throughout the season and sometimes that’s all we are left with in this very unpredictable show.
However, I am still very happy – not thrilled – but pretty happy with this year’s Top 10. Some have yet to evolve, but I am certain that we are in for a few artistic surprises along the way.
Here is the show’s lineup as posted on the CTV SITE.
The 2007 Canadian Idol Themes and Guest Stars (subject to change):
Tuesday, July 17 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT (90 minutes) – “No. 1 Hits”
Wednesday, July 18 @ 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Rihanna
Barbados-born Rihanna, 19, has landed in the No. 1 position with singles from each of her three albums. Her current hit “Umbrella” is sitting in the No. 1 spot of Billboard’s Hot 100 list. Rihanna will appear in Wednesday’s episode as she answers questions from the Canadian Idol Top 10 and shares her secrets on landing No. 1 songs on the charts before performing her hit song “Umbrella.”
Monday, July 23 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT – “The Music of the Sixties”
Tuesday, July 24 @ 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Tuesday night’s results episode will feature a special surprise performance and announcement in association with the “Help the Idols Build a House” charitable initiative.
Monday, July 30 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT
Tuesday, July 31 @ 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Theme and guest star(s) to be announced.
Monday, August 6 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT – “We Will Rock You: The Music of Queen”
Tuesday, August 7 @ 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen
The Top 7 competitors will workshop with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor on the set of the hit musical “We Will Rock You,” rehearsing with the nine-piece rock band that backs the Queen-themed production. Then, the Top 7 will join May and Taylor and some of the cast of “We Will Rock You” on stage for the musical’s show-stopping finale. On Tuesday’s show, “We Will Rock You” star Yvan Pedneault will perform with the Top 7 on the Canadian Idol stage.
Monday, August 13 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT – “Pop Rock”
Tuesday, August 14 @ 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Maroon 5
Maroon 5 will appear in Monday’s show providing advice to the Top 6 and commenting on their “Pop Rock” song selections before performing live in Tuesday’s episode. Following the release of their quadruple platinum-selling debut album Songs About Jane, Maroon 5 have returned after four years with their follow-up album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long.
Monday, August 20 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT
Tuesday, August 21 @ 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Theme and guest star(s) to be announced.
Monday, August 27 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT – “British Invasion”
Tuesday, August 28 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT – Mika
British pop sensation Mika has been compared to everyone from Freddie Mercury to David Bowie, which makes him the perfect mentor for Canadian Idol’s “British Invasion” episode. On Monday’s episode, Mika will workshop with the Top 4 as they rehearse songs, both past and present, from the UK. Then on Tuesday’s episode, Mika will take to the stage himself.
Monday, September 3 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT – “Judge’s Choice/People’s Choice”
Tuesday, September 4 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT – Kalan Porter
Each member of the Top 3 will perform two songs each on Monday night – one chosen by Canadian Idol’s four-member judging panel, and for the first time ever, the other chosen by Canadian Idol viewers in an online poll. One week after his sophomore album Wake Up Living is released, 2004 champion Kalan Porter returns to the Canadian Idol stage on Tuesday’s results episode.
Monday, September 10 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT – “Finale”
Tuesday, September 11 @ 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Avril Lavigne, Eva Avila & others
The final two standing after a nine-month journey in search of the next Canadian Idol each perform three songs on Monday night’s final performance episode. Each will perform the fifth Canadian Idol single, which will be released Wednesday morning to radio stations across the country. On Tuesday night’s expanded, 90-minute results episode, the Canadian Idol Top 10 return to perform with the two finalists, along with a series of special guest stars, including Avril Lavigne, Eva Avila and a superstar to be announced later this summer.
Beginning Tuesday, July 17, Canadian Idol will be broadcast live from Toronto’s John Bassett Theatre with an audience of over 1,000 fans. Tickets to performance shows on Monday and results episodes on Tuesday are available to the general public through Ticketmaster for $5.00 per ticket (maximum four per order). Tickets are available at 12 noon ET on the Monday two weeks prior to each show.