Occupation: Construction Worker
Hometown: Hamilton, ON
Audition City: Toronto, ON
Place of Birth: Hamilton, ON
Favourite Song: "The Show Must Go On" by Queen
Couldn't Live Without: "My guitar"
Would like to Meet: John Lennon
Motto: "If you reach for the moon you'll probably hit the moon."
"Now I know I can do anything I set my mind to."
Brian's first taste of fame came when he performed backup for Shania Twain with his choir at the age of 17. But making it into this year's Top 22 is his biggest accomplishment. "It was the most unbelievable experience," he says. "I was completely overwhelmed and it was the best feeling in the world."
Brian would like to see U2 in concert and admires the band's lead singer, Bono, because "he is such an amazing songwriter and performer. He is true to himself and has always stood for what he believes in."
The greatest inspiration of Brian's life is his father and his family and friends are his biggest supporters. According to Brian, his family is actually more excited than he is about his participation in the show. "They are very proud of me."
Brian was surprised by how close you can get to people so quickly during the competition and feels that he's bonded with every member of this year's Top 22. "I honestly can't say I've bonded with just one person," he says. "I've gotten close to all of them. We are all experiencing the same rollercoaster ride and because of that, we have bonded very fast."
A fan of the Chicago Bears, chicken wings and the TV show "The Black Donnellys," Brian keeps active by playing golf, football and soccer. Brian feels that the song title that best describes him is "Bootylicous" by Destiny's Child.
For Brian, Canadian Idol is a "launching pad to more and more opportunity." He believes his stage presence, diversity and humbleness will help him become the next Canadian Idol.
CTV.ca | Brian Melo