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    Jenny Gear



    Name: Jenny Gear

    Age: 21

    Hometown: Carbonear, NF

    Do you have a job?
    Yes. I work for a local theatre company in Carbonear.

    Where did you go to school? What did you study?
    St. Francis Catholic School until grade 11, Grade 12 at Carbonear Integrated Collegiate

    Do you have any formal singing training?
    No

    Where have you performed before?
    The bars and pubs in St. John's etc. (Ship Inn, Fat Cat, The Rose and Thistle). I also represented Newfoundland at a talent show in Banff, AB.

    When did you first start to sing?
    Ever since I could talk

    What is your favourite song to sing?
    "Caledonia" by Dougie McLean

    What is the first concert you went to?
    Bob Dylan

    What is the last concert you went to?
    Van Morrison

    What other talents do you have?
    Acting. I've been involved in summer theatre since 1997.

    If you don't make it as the CANADIAN IDOL what will you do?
    Keep singing

    What are your goals in life?
    To share my gift.

    What album would your friends be surprised that you own?
    The Simpsons Sing the Blues

    What is the first CD that you ever bought?
    Van Morrison - Moondance

    What is in your CD player right now?
    Neil Young - Harvest

    Who is your CANADIAN IDOL?
    Joni Mitchell

    What is your favourite type of music?
    Folk

    What is your favourite song?
    "No Frontiers" by Jimmy McCarthy

    Favourite Male Artist?
    Robbie Williams

    Favourite Female Artist?
    Norah Jones

    Favourite Album?
    A Billie Holiday album that I picked up at Wal-Mart for $5.99.

    Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
    Maura O'Connell

    In my spare time I like to...
    Walk outside in Newfoundland.

    Proudest Moment?
    The experience with Canadian Idol

    The Canadian I admire most is...
    Leonard Cohen

    What is your definition of a Canadian Idol?
    A person who is honest and caring. Sopmeone who knows what it is to be truly Canadian.

    Aside from making the top 30, what has been your favourite moment at Canadian Idol so far?
    The group singing.


    Who is your most favourite judge and why?
    Farley Flex, he seems honest.

    Who is your least favourite judge and why?
    Zack because I think he seems much nicer than he seems on TV.

    What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
    Sing for yourself

    What would people be surprised to learn about you?
    I really love sparkles....a lot!

    Who was your favourite American Idol?
    Clay

    Favourite food?
    Mexican

    Favourite hockey team?
    Montreal Canadiens

    Favourite TV Show?
    The Simpsons

    The best place in Canada is...
    Newfoundland

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    I honestly don't think she has a chance of making it, the audience mostly young viewers i think won't vote for her, even if she has one of her best performances, she's much too different for the teen viewers.

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    I think the audience is smarter than that. Clay, Ruben, and K-Lo weren't exactly Teen Beat matierial either. If she blows us away with a rendition of a popular song, then I don't see why people won't vote for her.

    I think the problem with Jenny is that the clip they showed of her first audition seemed to cut off most the song. She didn't get to show the range in her voice (if she has any). So the amount of praise she got didn't seem proportional to the quality of performance we saw.

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    LOL. She does look crazy in that pic though!

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    Oh yes she looks like she's gonna eat me!

    You see K.Lo has an amazing voice and she very pretty, Ruben he's just soo cool and he has such a nice voice, Clay he's the cute kid with a fantastic voice.

    Jenny she has extreme facial expressions and i didn't even think her voice was that great, Clay K.Lo and Ruben all had great voices, and you could tell once they opened there mouths. With Jenny i thought the judges were going to ridicule her on her first audition but i was very surprised when they praised her so greatly. You see when i first heard her sing i thought she was terrible, i re watched her audition and i still thought she was terrible.

    I just don't see it :

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    Originally posted by Siso
    I honestly don't think she has a chance of making it, the audience mostly young viewers i think won't vote for her, even if she has one of her best performances, she's much too different for the teen viewers.
    I'd have to agree with this.

    I loved the fact that she was feeling the music when she was singing during her audition, I can't see her connecting with the audience as she doesn't appear to make eye contact very often.

    I can't see that going down too well with tv viewers, although jazz club patrons might well see that as a sign that she is really into the performance.
    This might not be the best avenue for her.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    I watched her audition again and I have to say I was wrong about the editing. They showed pretty much her whole performance. Doesn't change my stance. I think she could make it if she has a great performance. Her wild gestures make her unique and standout more than the rest of her comp.

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    I think she can make it as a singer, I'm just not sure f this is the best outlet.

    I guess we shall see over the coming weeks.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    During the judges' deliberations...

    Jake: "Jenny's awesome. We all know that."
    Sass: "She can either be stunning or not so good."
    Zack: "I cannot, personally, in my heart of hearts, send home somebody who I personally feel is potentially one of the top three or four singers I've ever seen in my life."

    Got this from the recap on the official site: http://www.ctv.ca/generic/WebSpecial...ecaps-ep4.html

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    Jenny's lower register really comes through in the audio I posted in the mp3 thread. Something I couldn't detect in her TV performance. I gotta say that song and her rendition of it is starting to grow on me. Emotional yet very off-kilter and unique.

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