Tempers Flare. Egos Erupt. It's Zack vs. Jake vs. Farley on Canadian Idol,
June 5 on CTV
-- Tension escalates as Judges take each other on in Episode 2 --
Toronto, ON (June 1, 2006) -Swearing. Kicking. Screaming. Testosterone out
of control. No, it's not the Stanley Cup finals, but the next episode of
Canadian Idol, as tension between the four-member judging panel erupts into
two full-out screaming matches in Episode Two, airing Monday, June 5 at 8
p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings). The episode features highlights from
auditions in Montreal, Toronto, Regina and St. John's.
In one of the series' most dramatic episodes yet, tension between Canadian
Idol's four-member judging panel boils over on two separate occasions from
the series grueling 11-city, 11-week audition tour.
In Montreal, Zack Werner challenges Jake Gold to admit he will not award a
"Gold Ticket" to a competitor because of his looks.
"Don't even for a second say that I'm afraid!" screams Gold after rising out
of his chair and pounding his fist on the judge's desk. "The reality is I
don't like the way he sings. How can you say what I think? Don't say what I
Later, when the judges endure one bad performance after another in Toronto,
they start to lose it on set. After one particularly bad audition, Zack
Werner loses control and walks off set.
Outside of the audition room, the shocked competitor remarks, "Zack just
chucked a garbage can at my head!"
The tension ultimately explodes when Farley Flex remarks to a competitor
that Jake blindly gave him a Gold Ticket without hearing the competitor sing
"That's so not f*#%ing true," says Gold, who went on to kick the desk, throw
his coffee mug and overturn his chair, before walking off set." I'm so
Flex responds by rising from his chair and threatening Gold: "What are you
going to do about being pissed off? What are you going to do? If you have a
problem with me you're walking in the wrong direction."
Gold later explained that Canadian Idol's audition tour takes its toll on
all of the judges and their patience.
"By the time we hit Toronto I was completely burned out," said Gold. "With
attendance up significantly this year and no breaks in the audition tour,
things came to a head. Besides, I thought Farley was going to hit me. I
wasn't going to stick around for a potential beating!!"