Canadian Idol concludes tonight.

Canadian Idol concludes tonight.
Either Ryan Malcolm or Gary Beals will be crowned the first Canadian Idol tonight when the show concludes, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Whoever wins, his single will be released Sept. 30. The show “consistently draws over two million viewers and has for several weeks been the most-watched program among teenaged and young adult viewers,” the Canadian Press reports.
+ also: single “Something More” is “[a] turgid power ballad loaded with the worst kind of ambiguous doggerel.”

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