Leah V. Rebecca Canadian Idol
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Leah V. Rebecca Canadian Idol

ryanmalcom.jpgAt least that’s one plausible showdown if TO’s media choose to pick up the gauntlet thrown down by the CTV CanIdol machine. Tired of all the talking head hot air, CTV is asking those press persons who think it’s easy to croon badly before millions of Canadians (and then watch your album tank, and then appear as an extra in a low budget Canflick starring a talking beaver) vie for the title ‘Media Idol’ in the Toronto Media Idol Change. So far CFTO entertainment reporter Jacintha Wesselingh and CHUM FM’s Meg Tucker have signed up, but whose representing the ink slingers? TOist would like to see Robert Fulford up there, or perhaps John MacFarlane and Liam Lacey dueting.
Most amusing about the call for media whores (or would that be media media whores) is the stipulation that “challengers must be members of a reputable media outlet.” Does that mean media representatives from the Annex Gleaner can’t participate, and reporters from the Toronto Sun can? TOist Josh has the pearliest pipes at our headquarters, so we’ll nominate him to square off with Jacintha, Meg and anyone else the dimpled nuisance known as Ben Mulroney can dredge up. Or at least we would nominate him if we were Farley Flexworthy.