Ryan Malcolm wins Canadian Idol.

Ryan Malcolm wins Canadian Idol.
Ryan Malcolm was selected as the first Canadian Idol last night, beating Gary Beals. 3.3 million people voted, and Monday’s penultimate show was watched by 2.6 million viewers, solidifying its place as “the single-most successful Canadian series ever.” Ryan’s single “Something More” will be released Sept. 30.
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