Canadian Idol (Season 1)

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In the first season of Canadian Idol, which debuted on June 9, 2003, Ryan Malcolm of Kingston, Ontario won


Auditions were held in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg, Halifax, and St. John's, in the spring.


The various groups sent the following contestants to the Finals:

GROUP 1: Candida Clauseri, Mikey Bustos, Billy Klippert
GROUP 2: Tyler Hamilton, Jenny Gear, Richie Wilcox
GROUP 3: Audrey de Montigny, Gary Beals, Karen-Lee Batten
WILDCARD WEEK: Toya Alexis, Ryan Malcolm


The Final 11 performed through various "theme" weeks. These weeks included the Canadian Hits week, and the Love Songs week. With each week, one contestant would be eliminated, until the winner was found.

Date Theme Bottom Four
August 5 Canadian Hits Richie Wilcox Candida Clauseri Karen-Lee Batten Toya Alexis
Bottom Three
August 12 Motown Mikey Bustos Tyler Hamilton Billy Klippert
August 19 Summertime Hits Toya Alexis (2) Audrey De Montigny Gary Beals
Bottom Two
August 26 Elton John Jenny Gear Ryan Malcolm
September 2 Love Songs Audrey de Montigny (2) Gary Beals (2)
September 9 Judges' Choice Billy Klippert (2)
September 16 Final Two Gary Beals (3) Ryan Malcolm


Major/minor/independent releases

(This list does not include pre-Idol releases)

Eight other members of the Season One Top 11 have released their own solo albums, including Gary Beals, Billy Klippert, Audrey De Montigny, Jenny Gear, Toya Alexis, Mikey Bustos, and Karen-Lee Batten.

See also

  • List of songs performed on Canadian Idol

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