The first season of Canadian Idol premiered on June 9 2003 and continued until September 16 2003. It was won by Ryan Malcolm. This season was hosted by Ben Mulroney.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (7 July 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Quisha Wint "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
2 Danny Balkwill "All in Love is Fair" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
3 Kelly-Ann Evans "Georgia On My Mind" (Ray Charles) Eliminated
4 Miranda Walsh "Turn Your Lights Down Low" (Lauryn Hill) Eliminated
5 Billy Klippert "Superstar" (The Carpenters) Advanced
6 Jessica David "Love Will Lead You Back" (Taylor Dayne) Eliminated
7 Mikey Bustos "Sometimes When We Touch" (Dan Hill) Advanced
8 Tara Martel "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" (Gladys Knight & the Pips) Eliminated
9 Andrew Leader "Lately" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
10 Candida Clauseri "I Will Always Love You" (Whitney Houston) Advanced
  • Candida Clauseri, Mikey Bustos and Billy Klippert advanced to the top 11 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Andrew Leader returned for a second chance at the top 11 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (14 July 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Phil de Torres "My Cherie Amour" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
2 Faith McMillan "There You'll Be" (Faith Hill) Eliminated
3 Jermain Maxwell "Always and Forever" (Heatwave) Eliminated
4 Joni Rodney "You've Changed" (Billie Holiday) Eliminated
5 Marc Devigne "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) Eliminated
6 Nicole Sinclair "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
7 Richie Wilcox "Your Smiling Face" (James Taylor) Advanced
8 Jenny Gear "Tower of Song" (Leonard Cohen) Advanced
9 Tyler Hamilton "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) Advanced
10 Bebe Booth "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" (Otis Redding) Eliminated
  • Tyler Hamilton, Jenny Gear and Richie Wilcox advanced to the top 11 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Marc Devigne returned for a second chance at the top 11 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (21 July 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Tyler Done "Three Times a Lady" (Commodores) Eliminated
2 Yvette Miller "The Prayer" (Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli) Eliminated
3 Sherry St. Germain "Chain of Fools" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
4 Justin Ament "Amazed" (Lonestar) Eliminated
5 Toya Alexis "I Believe in You and Me" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
6 Audrey de Montigny "Reflection" (Christina Aguilera) Advanced
7 Gary Beals "At This Moment" (Billy Vera) Advanced
8 Sharon Van den Enden "Get Here" (Oleta Adams) Eliminated
9 Ryan Malcolm "One" (U2) Eliminated
10 Karen Lee Batten "Come Away with Me" (Norah Jones) Advanced
  • Audrey de Montigny, Gary Beals and Karen Lee Batten advanced to the top 11 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Tyler Done, Toya Alexis, Sharon van den Enden and Ryan Malcolm returned for a second chance at the top 11 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard round (14 September 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Toya Alexis "Try It On My Own" (Whitney Houston) Advanced
2 Ryan Malcolm "Just the Way You Are" (Billy Joel) Advanced
3 Tyler Done "Isn't She Lovely" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
4 Kevin Murdock "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Elton John) Eliminated
5 Andrew Leader "Me and Mrs. Jones" (Billy Paul) Eliminated
6 Marc Devigne "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Eliminated
7 Sharon van den Enden "A Woman's Worth" (Alicia Keys) Eliminated
  • Toya Alexis and Ryan Malcolm received the most votes, and completed the top 11.

Live Show 1 (4 August 2003)Edit

Theme: Canadian Hits

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Billy Klippert "If You Could Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot) Safe
2 Toya Alexis "If You Asked Me To" (Celine Dion) Bottom four
3 Richie Wilcox "Bulletproof" (Blue Rodeo) Eliminated
4 Karen Lee Batten "Black Velvet" (Alannah Myles) Eliminated
5 Gary Beals "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) Safe
6 Candida Clauseri "The Power of Love" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
7 Ryan Malcolm "Try" (Blue Rodeo) Safe
8 Jenny Gear "Possession" (Sarah McLachlan) Safe
9 Mikey Bustos "Straight from the Heart" (Bryan Adams) Safe
10 Audrey de Montigny "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) Safe
11 Tyler Hamilton "After the Rain" (Blue Rodeo) Safe

Live Show 2 (11 August 2003)Edit

Theme: Motown

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Mikey Bustos "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye) Eliminated
2 Jenny Gear "Sir Duke" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
3 Ryan Malcolm "For Once in My Life" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
4 Audrey de Montigny "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" (Marvin Gaye) Safe
5 Tyler Hamilton "My Girl" (The Temptations) Eliminated
6 Toya Alexis "If You Really Love Me" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
7 Billy Klippert "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (Stevie Wonder) Bottom three
8 Gary Beals "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder) Safe

Live Show 3 (18 August 2003)Edit

Theme: Summertime Hits

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Jenny Gear "Summertime" (Abbie Mitchell) Safe
2 Gary Beals "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers) Bottom three
3 Audrey de Montigny "Dreamlover" (Mariah Carey) Bottom two
4 Billy Klippert "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Safe
5 Toya Alexis "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
6 Ryan Malcolm "Drift Away" (Dobie Gray) Safe

Live Show 4 (25 August 2003)Edit

Theme: Elton John

1 Audrey de Montigny "The One" Safe
2 Ryan Malcolm "Believe" Bottom two
3 Jenny Gear "Rocket Man" Eliminated
4 Gary Beals "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Safe
5 Billy Klippert "Levon" Safe

Live Show 5 (1 September 2003)Edit

Theme: Love Songs

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)OrderSecond songResult
1 Billy Klippert "Hooked on a Feeling" (B. J. Thomas) 6 "I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Safe
2 Audrey de Montigny "Turn Me On" (Norah Jones) 5 "The Greatest Love of All" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
3 Gary Beals "Let’s Stay Together" (Al Green) 8 "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Percy Sledge) Bottom two
4 Ryan Malcolm "Crazy" (Willie Nelson) 7 "Hooked on a Feeling" (B. J. Thomas) Safe

Live Show 6: Semi-final (8 September 2003)Edit

Theme: Judge's/Competitor’s Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Ryan Malcolm "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (The Hollies) "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" (Billy Joel) Safe
2 Gary Beals "Wildflower" (Skylark) "Overjoyed" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
3 Billy Klippert "Everytime You Go Away" (Paul Young) "Plush" (Stone Temple Pilots) Eliminated

Live final (15 September 2003)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Ryan Malcolm "Something More" "Down on the Corner" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) "Stand By Me" (Ben E. King) Winner
2 Gary Beals "To Love Somebody" (Bee Gees) "Something More" "A Whole New World" (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle) Runner-up
Canadian Idol

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Winners: Ryan Malcolm (2003) | Kalan Porter (2004) | Melissa O'Neil (2005) | Eva Avila (2006) | Brian Melo (2007) | Theo Tams (2008)
Runners-up: Gary Beals (2003) | Theresa Sokyrka (2004) | Rex Goudie (2005) | Craig Sharpe (2006) | Jaydee Bixby (2007) | Mitch MacDonald (2008)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on Canadian Idol
Categories: Category:Canadian Idol | Category:Canadian Idol participants