Who hasn't lived up to any potential???? Virtually every Canadian artist who hasn't had international exposure would kill for a gold record and Ryan sold platinum and now is fronting a band that is doing very well. Kalan sold double platinum, toured for a year to sold out audiences across Canada and next week his second cd is being released. The first single off it is high on the charts in Canada, the video for it is at the top of the charts on both Much Music and Much More Music. Radio stations across Canada are having special previews of the cd this weekend, promotion that is usually given to top notch artists, it's very high on the best sellers chart at Amazon and also for downloads at both iTunes and Puretrack. It will very likely be the top selling cd in Canada the week it's released (which includes international releases in Canada). It's going to be a hit.Originally Posted by canadian_angel;2540947;
Melissa sold a gold record, toured with moderate success, had a Top 10 radio single and is going to be in the big musical Dirty Dancing which opens in Toronto in October. Eva is still touring and working her first cd which also went gold. She is the first Idol winner to have two singles make Top 10 and her third single got into Top 20 and has been on the charts for four or five months. She also signed an international modelling contract with a renowned modelling agency and is a face for Maybelline.
So please don't say several of them haven't lived up to their potential. They're all working in the music business and doing very well which is what they hoped for by going on Idol. They've all gotten Juno nominations as well as other honours with Kalan especially raking in a lot of awards. It's not American style success but they don't have nearly the same opportunities here and their management is shamefully bad compared to the big deals the AI's can get and they've done terrifically well in spite of those handicaps. I say without reservation that our talent stacks up to that coming out of American Idol with no problem at all.
That said, my hopes aren't nearly so high for this year's group of contestants. In my opinion none of them are as talented as previous years and are going to have a tough time matching the successes of previous Idols.