He was a disaster with a ponytail mohawk, and somehow he made it to seventh place. We’re awesome, and for some reason we’re getting nowhere.
Though Toronto consistently produces the greatest number of aspiring singers in the Canadian Idol auditions (and delivers the most top 22 finalists of any city), no Torontonian has made it to the top 10 finals since the first season. Voting largely depends on the contestants’ regional followings, and while Newfies and Albertans are committed to propelling their representatives to the top, Torontonians, well, just don’t seem to give a shit.
But it’s not just that. According to Idol EP John Brunton, the underrepresentation of Torontonians is also partly due to a national anti-Toronto bias. That’s right. They’re conspiring against us.
But there are still a few Torontonians left in the competition. So do the right thing. Clear your schedule on Monday night. Pick up the phone. And call the toll-free number on your screen. We may not care about Canadian Idol, but ain’t nobody gonna mess with our reputation.
Photo from MSNBC.com.