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    FORT Fogey
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    Kevin Murdock

    Name: Kevin Murdock

    Age: 24

    Hometown: New Glasford, NS

    Do you have a job?

    Where did you go to school? What did you study?

    Do you have any formal singing training?
    My aunt Jeon taught me.

    Where have you performed before?
    Church, benefit concerts, music festivals

    When did you first start to sing?
    When I was about five or six

    What is your favourite song to sing?
    " The Dance" by Garth Brooks

    What is the first concert you went to?
    Tim McGraw

    What is the last concert you went to?
    Sass Jordan

    What other talents do you have?
    I can make people laugh

    If you don't make it as the CANADIAN IDOL what will you do?
    Go back to school and sell cars while going.

    What are your goals in life?
    To be happy. To get married and have kids.

    What album would your friends be surprised that you own?
    None. They make fun of them all the time.

    What is the first CD that you ever bought?
    Whitesnake (first CD), Michael Jackson - Thriller (first record)

    What is in your CD player right now?
    Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

    Who is your CANADIAN IDOL?
    My parents are the two best people I know.

    What is your favourite type of music?
    Don't have one.

    What is your favourite song?
    " Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

    Favourite Male Artist?
    Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks

    Favourite Female Artist?
    Celine Dion, Pat Benatar

    Favourite Album?
    Michael Jackson - Thriller

    Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
    No one.

    In my spare time I like to...
    Hang with my little buddies from Big Brothers and Big Sisters

    Proudest Moment?
    Being selected for the Top 100

    The Canadian I admire most is...
    Lloyd Robertson

    What is your definition of a Canadian Idol?
    Someone who Canadians can be proud of and is truly Canadian.

    Aside from getting recalled for the Wildcard Show, what has been your favourite moment at Canadian Idol so far?
    Meeting friends like Shorty, Rachel, Amanda, Marc and many others.

    Who is your most favourite judge and why?
    Sass. She is drop dead gorgeous and is a very sweet person.

    Who is your least favourite judge and why?
    Don't have one. They are all nice.

    What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
    Be yourself and don't hold back. Give it all you have.

    What would people be surprised to learn about you?
    That I am the sexiest fat man who ever lived! (just joking)

    Who was your favourite American Idol?
    Ruben Studdard

    Favourite food?

    Favourite hockey team?
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Favourite TV Show?
    Dukes of Hazzard

    The best place in Canada is...
    Besides Nova Scotia, Banff and Toronto.

    What does it mean to you to get another chance at Canadian Idol through the Wildcard Show?
    When you think a dream is over and BAM! you get another shot, it means the world.

    What did you first think when you were asked to be on the Wildcard Show?
    I thought it was a mean joke, then I recognized the voice. I ran in the house and could barely talk to the family. It was unbelievable.

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    Just to fill people in, in case you guys don't remember, (and how can you not), he's the guy in Halifax, that had a cold, and pulled through the audition, and cried. Then made it to the top 90 i think it was and was still sick and was cut.

    Kevin will be our 'Carmen' of the show, not singing wise, but being called back for wildcard, and not making the top 30.

  3. #3
    Kevin's really awesome. Even if he doesn't become a big star through this show I'm pretty sure he'll be able to make money doing something with the music industry.

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    If the song selection is strong, I bet Kevin will be one of the standout performers in the WC along with Toya and Andrew. And you never know. He just might have the fanbase to get him to the next round. Afterall, it was his fans sending messages to the producers of the show that got him here.

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    It's sensei time! Masai & Pygmie's Avatar
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    a Zen-filled world
    He's a true wildcard - let's hope he's 100% when he performs.
    "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." -- Henry David Thoreau

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    Not feelin his performance tonight, dawg. He sounded/looked nervous. Wanted him to show more range in his voice. Kind of dragged and looked bored. (Thank god for Zach for pointing that out) I heard he does a killer rendition of Words by the BeeGees. That would've been the perfect song for him to sing because it has range, emotion, etc. Maybe he got a little too conservative with the song choice.

    He still has an outside chance of making it because of his fanbase.

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    I thought he was pretty good, better than some that have already made it through to the top ten.

    I could definitely see him having a career in musical theatre.
    "That's Numberwang!"

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by fluff
    I could definitely see him having a career in musical theatre.
    This is true. I don't think he'll make it in the wildcard, but he could have a career in music.

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    Yep, I can't see him getting in tonight either.

    I think it was pretty classy of them to give him another shot though considering he was ill for the earlier rounds.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Hmmm... I think it's just good ol' Canadian "niceness" that Kevin was asked back to be a Wildcard. To be honest, I think Kevin's wild card spot was wasted. I saw his auditions on TV and not once did Kevin prove himself to be a good singer.

    Yes, he was sick, but I didn't think his singing was good enough for the judges to look past that. Wild cards are all about giving people a second chance. Kudos to Kevin for getting a spot, but I really don't think he earned it. What about that guy that the judges really liked but he screwed up the lyrics to "If You Could Read My Mind"? Didn't he deserve a second chance? I'm sure there were other great, dynamic singers that would have more than dazzled the judges.

    Was it because Kevin didn't fit the typical "look" for a popstar and they wanted to stir things up IN CASE he was a good singer? I think that was a bad decision on the judges' part, and it just came back to haunt them. He was dull, boring, and just wasn't a good enough singer for the calibre of the show. I'm sure he's fine for small stages or whatever venue he's sung in before, but he's way out of his element here.

    The judges did say that Kevin didn't have the benefit of being on that stage before. True, but the other wild cards were in that same situation once and they HAD something about them the first time that merited a wild card spot. Kevin was just let in because the judeges felt sorry for him.

    So, based on the judges' track record, as long as I have a cold, laryngitis, scarlet fever and a body cast, then that'll insure that I'll make it through to the next round! It's so simple! Why didn't anyone think of it before?! They'll be crowning the Canadian Idol from a hospital emergency room!

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