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    Joni Rodney



    Name: Joni Rodney

    Age: 26

    Hometown: Toronto, ON

    Do you have a job?
    Yes, I'm the voice teacher at Thornhill School of Music

    Where did you go to school? What did you study?
    York University - Politics, Humber College - Jazz Vocals, Theory


    Do you have any formal singing training?
    I studied with Andrew Seok of Bill Vincent's Voices and Company (also Seth Riggs' Speech-Level Singing Method)

    Where have you performed before?
    Bars, clubs, restaurants in Toronto and Montreal, weddings etc.

    When did you first start to sing?
    I can't remeber not loving to sing.

    What is your favourite song to sing?
    Too many to name. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston are always fun (vocal workout)!

    What is the first concert you went to?
    Janet Jackson

    What is the last concert you went to?
    Alicia Keys

    What other talents do you have?
    Songwriting, teaching

    If you don't make it as the CANADIAN IDOL what will you do?
    Continue writing and performing my original music. I will keep teaching as well.

    What are your goals in life?
    Be successful as a singer/songwriter and be respected by my peers. To touch people with my music, to love myself and keep God with me.

    What album would your friends be surprised that you own?
    Yanni Live

    What is the first CD that you ever bought?
    I'm assuming you mean first recording. It was Madonna's True Blue or Bobby Brown's debut album.

    What is in your CD player right now?
    John Mayer

    Who is your CANADIAN IDOL?
    Alanis Morissette

    What is your favourite type of music?
    70's soul by far!

    What is your favourite song?
    "Love's In Need of Love" by Stevie Wonder, right now. It changes.

    Favourite Male Artist?
    Stevie Wonder

    Favourite Female Artist?
    Mariah Carey

    Favourite Album?
    Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

    Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
    I don't know. Maybe India Arie.

    In my spare time I like to...
    Read, play my keyboard or trumpet, exercise

    Proudest Moment?
    Seeing my students perform at the school of music

    The Canadian I admire most is...
    My daddy

    What is your definition of a Canadian Idol?
    Hmmm, that would be someone who is not only talented but content in their own skin.

    Aside from making the top 30, what has been your favourite moment at Canadian Idol so far?
    Singing with the group and being moved to tears by the emotion felt by everyone.

    Who is your most favourite judge and why?
    Farley Flex because he wept and that touched me deep inside.

    Who is your least favourite judge and why?
    I don't really have one. They all have constructive things to say.

    What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
    Be yourself all the time.

    What would people be surprised to learn about you?
    I have twelve toes (inside joke)

    Who was your favourite American Idol?
    Kimberly Locke and Clay

    Favourite food?
    Mango

    Favourite hockey team?
    No interest in hockey whatsoever

    Favourite TV Show?
    King of the Hill (and American Idol)

    The best place in Canada is...
    Vancouver, I think. I've never been there but the pictures are breathtaking. Montreal for the vibe.

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    Poor Joni no airtime, but she's a vocal teacher, so she should have a really nice voice.

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    Unusual song choice.

    I thought she was pretty good, but don't see her getting through.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Poor Joni, i tihnk she'll definately make it into the wildcard selection, all three judges predicted she'd make it to the top three.

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    Meh. It was an interesting song choice. I like the style of singing. Creative and well-executed. But that voice is borderline screeching. I don't know if my ears can take it if she goes far in the competition. Sorry, just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siso
    Poor Joni, i tihnk she'll definately make it into the wildcard selection, all three judges predicted she'd make it to the top three.
    didnt Equotia or Kim got picked by all 3 judges,
    but they didnt get to make WC,
    so dont be too sure of that.......
    i'm hoping so though,
    but i am assuming if she does make it,
    she'll probably pick a Whitney's song....

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    Don't know about a Whitney song. Her last song was pretty to obscure (at least to me). I think what made her stood out in the last show was her song selection and that she had a really high register. I guess a Whitney song won't hurt in the wildcard. My pick: I'm Every Woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyblue
    Don't know about a Whitney song. Her last song was pretty to obscure (at least to me). I think what made her stood out in the last show was her song selection and that she had a really high register. I guess a Whitney song won't hurt in the wildcard. My pick: I'm Every Woman.
    ya, i guess you are right, her voice isnt that strong.......
    but she really has that nice control on that high register though,
    too bad the unanimous judge's pick aint coming back though,
    was thinking they would make WC show 10 singers...

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