It usually takes me a while to get up in the mornings, but not this morning, nope. This morning I woke up to the most glorious site of all: A Canadian Idol reunion!!!

To celebrate their 40 years on air, Canada AM gathered all six of the winners of the now canceled series for a little walk down memory lane, and I couldn’t have been happier.When the show was on, I was obsessed with it. I don’t think I have ever missed an episode and like its American counterpart, was often confused by the audience chosen eliminations and even winners.The mini-reunion was all I could have asked for, click here to watch the whole thing yourself.If you don’t want to watch, here’s the three most important things I learned from the Canadian Idol reunion!

The men of Idol still have hair issues.

How annoyed do you think Kalan Porter was that the first question he got, eight years after winning Canadian Idol was about his infamous locks? Probably just annoyed as I was that both Ryan Malcolm and Brian Melo chose to hide their lack of hair under hats. Melo in particular did this for his entire season and it annoyed me to no end back then! I mean, as a bald guy, I have to say, people really don’t care if you have hair or not. Sigh.

Winning can still mean losing.
Even though these guys may have won Idol, they are certainly not the show’s biggest success stories. That honour no doubt goes to Carly Rae Jepsen, who finished 3rd in the 5th season and Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard who was also 3rd in season two. It seems weird not to mention the show’s two biggest stars, even if they didn’t win. Maybe it’s because none of the winners seem to have anything as exciting going on. Avila, Melo and Tams all mentioned they were “working on projects” but none of them were too specific. I think we all know what that means….

I still really miss this show.
The interview was packed with flashbacks to each of the Idols winning, and even though I barely remembered any of the runner-ups, I still couldn’t help but feel nostalgic about the six Canadian summers I devoted to watching this show. I was never really a fan of So You Think You Can Dance Canada and Canada’s Got Talent floundered after only one season. I think we’re due for another talent competition. The Voice Canada? The ‘Eh’ Factor, something, anything!

Mike Morrison


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