'Canadian Idol' audition tour reaches the Yukon Territory
UPI News Service, 02/26/2005
The search for Canada's next singing sensation extends to the sub-arctic, as "Canadian Idol" holds auditions in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
Whitehorse, a city of 20,000 people, is the smallest city to ever host auditions for "Canadian Idol" -- the fourth stop on the show's exhaustive 13-week, cross-country audition tour covering all provinces.
"Canada is the world's second biggest country, but first when it comes to musical talent," said John Brunton, executive producer of the series. "We know we need to be thorough in our search and reach out to this country's remote populations -- we are hoping to be blown away in Whitehorse."
The series on CTV-TV, is hosted by television personality Ben Mulroney along with comedic correspondent Jon Dore. The series' four-member judging panel is comprised of Canadian music industry veterans Farley Flex, Jake Gold and Zack Werner along with internationally recognized singer/songwriter Sass Jordan.