The third season of Canadian Idol premiered on May 30 2005 and continued until September 14 2005. It was won by Melissa O'Neil. This season was hosted by Ben Mulroney.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (14 June 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Matt Humphreys "Chariot" (Gavin DeGraw) Eliminated
2 Jenn Beaupré "Cheek to Cheek" (Fred Astaire) Eliminated
3 Melody Bonicel "All in Love Is Fair" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
4 Daryl Brunt "When You Believe" (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston) Advanced
5 Dianelys Hernandez "Summertime" (Abbie Mitchell) Eliminated
6 Stephane Aubin "Georgia on My Mind" (Ray Charles) Eliminated
7 Ashley Leitão "Colors of the Wind" (Vanessa WIlliams) Advanced
8 Cher Maendel "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen) Eliminated
  • Daryl Brunt and Ashley Leitão advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Dianelys Hernandez and Stephane Aubin returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (21 June 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Dave Moffatt "Overjoyed" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
2 Alinka Chambers "Black Velvet" (Alannah Myles) Eliminated
3 David Mongar "Only the Good Die Young" (Billy Joel) Eliminated
4 Casey LeBlanc "Bring It On Home to Me" (Sam Cooke) Advanced
5 Josh Palmer "Love Having You Around" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
6 Julie Tellier "Dirty Man" (Joss Stone) Eliminated
7 Vince Benenati "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong) Eliminated
8 Emily Vinette "Don't Cry Out Loud" (Melissa Manchester) Advanced
  • Casey LeBlanc and Emily Vinette advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Josh Palmer and Vince Benenati returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (28 June 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Barbra Preisman "I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby" (Billie Holiday) Eliminated
2 Giselle Correia "Brass in Pocket" (The Pretenders) Eliminated
3 Diego Alvarez "One More Try" (George Michael) Eliminated
4 Devika Mathur "Hero" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
5 Rex Goudie "After the Rain" (Blue Rodeo) Advanced
6 Michelle Madeira "One Moment in Time" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
7 Barrett Peitsch "Walking in Memphis" (Marc Cohn) Eliminated
8 Amber Fleury "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bonnie Raitt) Advanced
  • Amber Fleury and Rex Goudie advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Devika Mathur and Barrett Peitsch returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 4 (5 July 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Genevieve Nadeau "Some Kind of Wonderful" (Joss Stone) Eliminated
2 Luke O'Reilly "Bless the Broken Road" (Rascal Flatts) Eliminated
3 Keely Hutton "Don't Cry Out Loud" (Melissa Manchester) Eliminated
4 Aaron Walpole "Try" (Blue Rodeo) Eliminated
5 Danian Vickers "Get Here" (Oleta Adams) Eliminated
6 Suzi Rawn "Fortunate Son" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Advanced
7 Matt Kennedy "I'll Be" (Edwin McCain) Eliminated
8 Melissa O'Neil "Concrete Angel" (Martina McBride) Advanced
  • Melissa O'Neil and Suzi Rawn advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Luke O'Reilly and Aaron Walpole returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard round (12 July 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Stephane Aubin "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) Eliminated
2 Barrett Peitsch "At This Moment" (Billy Vera) Eliminated
3 Devika Mathur "Un-Break My Heart" (Toni Braxton) Eliminated
4 Vince Benenati "I Could Not Ask for More" (Edwin McCain) Eliminated
5 Aaron Walpole "Drift Away" (Dobie Gray) Advanced
6 Dianelys Hernandez "Unchain My Heart" (Joe Cocker) Eliminated
7 Luke O'Reilly "Amazed" (Lonestar) Eliminated
8 Josh Palmer "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" (Elvin Bishop) Advanced
  • Aaron Walpole and Josh Palmer received the most votes, and completed the top 10.

Live Show 1 (19 July 2005)Edit

Theme: Canadian Hits

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Aaron Walpole "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) Safe
2 Emily Vinette "Crying" (k.d. lang) Eliminated
3 Daryl Brunt "With These Eyes" (Roch Voisine) Bottom two
4 Suzi Rawn "Everytime I See Your Picture" (Luba) Safe
5 Melissa O'Neil "Believe in You" (Amanda Marshall) Bottom three
6 Ashley Leitão "Let It Rain" (Amanda Marshall) Safe
7 Rex Goudie "Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf) Safe
8 Amber Fleury "Possession" (Sarah McLachlan) Safe
9 Josh Palmer "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) Safe
10 Casey LeBlanc "From This Moment On" (Shania Twain) Safe

Live Show 2 (26 July 2005)Edit

Theme: Stevie Wonder

1 Casey LeBlanc "Heaven Help Us All" Safe
2 Josh Palmer "That Girl" Bottom three
3 Amber Fleury "Lately" Safe
4 Daryl Brunt "Superstition" Safe
5 Ashley Leitão "Sir Duke" Eliminated
6 Rex Goudie "Pastime Paradise" Safe
7 Melissa O'Neil "Living for the City" Bottom two
8 Aaron Walpole "You Haven't Done Nothin'" Safe
9 Suzi Rawn "Higher Ground" Safe

Live Show 3 (2 August 2005)Edit

Theme: The 80s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Amber Fleury "Just Like Jesse James" (Cher) Eliminated
2 Rex Goudie "Every Breath You Take" (The Police) Safe
3 Casey LeBlanc "Like a Prayer" (Madonna) Safe
4 Daryl Brunt "Tainted Love" (Soft Cell) Safe
5 Suzi Rawn "Heartbreaker" (Pat Benatar) Bottom two
6 Aaron Walpole "Working for the Weekend" (Loverboy) Safe
7 Josh Palmer "In the Air Tonight" (Phil Collins) Bottom three
8 Melissa O'Neil "Holding Out for a Hero" (Bonnie Tyler) Safe

Live Show 4 (9 August 2005)Edit

Theme: Standards

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Suzi Rawn "Minnie the Moocher" (Cab Calloway) Safe
2 Aaron Walpole "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me" (Dean Martin) Bottom two
3 Melissa O'Neil "It's De-Lovely" (Ella Fitzgerald) Safe
4 Josh Palmer "When I Fall in Love" (Nat King Cole) Safe
5 Rex Goudie "Feeling Good" (Nina Simone) Safe
6 Casey LeBlanc "I Could Write a Book" (Dinah Washington) Bottom three
7 Daryl Brunt "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong) Eliminated

Live Show 5 (16 August 2005)Edit

Theme: Classic Rock

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Melissa O'Neil "Alone" (Heart) Safe
2 Rex Goudie "Turn the Page" (Bob Seger) Bottom three
3 Casey LeBlanc "I'll Stand by You" (The Pretenders) Safe
4 Aaron Walpole "Hot Blooded" (Foreigner) Safe
5 Suzi Rawn "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin) Bottom two
6 Josh Palmer "Layla" (Derek and the Dominos) Eliminated

Live Show 6 (23 August 2005)Edit

Theme: Burton Cummings & The Guess Who

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Rex Goudie "No Sugar Tonight" (The Guess Who) Safe
2 Casey LeBlanc "Timeless Love" (Burton Cummings) Eliminated
3 Suzi Rawn "American Woman" (The Guess Who) Bottom two
4 Melissa O'Neil "My Own Way to Rock" (Burton Cummings) Safe
5 Aaron Walpole "These Eyes" (The Guess Who) Safe

Live Show 7 (30 August 2005)Edit

Theme: Elvis Presley

OrderArtistFirst songSecond songResult
1 Aaron Walpole "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" "Love Me Tender" Safe
2 Suzi Rawn "Heartbreak Hotel" "Can't Help Falling in Love" Eliminated
3 Melissa O'Neil "A Little Less Conversation" "You'll Never Walk Alone" Safe
4 Rex Goudie "Blue Suede Shoes" "If I Can Dream" Safe

Live Show 8: Semi-final (6 September 2005)Edit

Theme: The Barenaked Ladies

OrderArtistFirst songSecond songResult
1 Rex Goudie "Brian Wilson" "Call and Answer" Safe
2 Aaron Walpole "Break Your Heart" "Enid" Eliminated
3 Melissa O'Neil "The Old Apartment" "When I Fall" Safe

Live final (13 September 2005)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Melissa O'Neil "Angel of the Morning" (Juice Newton) "A Broken Wing" (Martina McBride) "Alive" Winner
2 Rex Goudie "Alive" "Bulletproof" (Blue Rodeo) "Superman (It's Not Easy)" (Five for Fighting) 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

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