Seven Remain as Sebastian Pigott Eliminated from Canadian Idol



    Seven Remain as Sebastian Pigott Eliminated from Canadian Idol;

    Tom Jones to Mentor and Perform Next Week

    TORONTO, July 29 /CNW/ - Toronto's Sebastian Pigott is the latest
competitor to be eliminated from Canadian Idol, it was revealed live on CTV
tonight. The 25-year-old singer, actor and writer goes home after landing in
the Bottom Three for the third week in a row. Seven singers remain to perform
in next week's "U.K. Hits" episode, featuring previously confirmed guest star
Tom Jones. The superstar will mentor the Top 7 for the Performance Episode
airing Monday, August 4 at 9 p.m. ET and then perform live on the Canadian
Idol stage the following night, Tuesday, August 5 at 8 p.m. ET (visit
idol.ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

    After singing and playing harmonica to his version of Little Richard's
"Lucille" for last night's "Unplugged" episode, Pigott received the fewest of
2.3 million votes cast. Pigott and his brother Oliver, 27, made Canadian Idol
history when they became the first siblings to make it into the Top 24. Oliver
was eliminated during Top 16 week. Fellow Torontonian Mookie Morris, 18, made
his second trip to the Bottom Three while Newfoundland's Mark Day, 20, was one
of the three competitors with the fewest votes for the first time.

    Tonight's episode featured a performance by former Bush lead singer 
Gavin Rossdale, who performed "Love Remains the Same" from his first solo
album WANDERlust. The new Universal Music Canada release has already hit the
Top Ten on the iTunes Rock Chart.

    
    The Canadian Idol Top 7 performing "U.K. Hits" next week are:

    1.  Mark Day, 20, Portugal Cove-St. Philips, NL, Student, Respite Care
        Worker
    2.  Mitch MacDonald, 22, Port Hood, NS, Carpenter, Musician
    3.  Mookie Morris, 18, Toronto, Musician
    4.  Earl Stevenson, 23, Lloydminster, AB, Swamper for a Backhoe Operator
    5.  Theo Tams, 23, Lethbridge, AB, Student
    6.  Amberly Thiessen, 19, Seven Persons, AB, Student
    7.  Drew Wright, 28, Collingwood, ON, Musician, House Painter
    

    Highlights from each week's Canadian Idol episodes are available on
demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Encore presentations of each week's
Performance and Results Episodes also air back-to-back Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET
on MuchMoreMusic.

    About Tom Jones
    ---------------
    Tom Jones is easily one of the most notable performers to come out of the
British Invasion. With a style all his own and leaving no genre untouched,
Jones has rocked the charts since the early 1960s when his song, "It's Not
Unusual" became a No. 1 hit in the UK and a Top 10 hit in the U.S. From pop to
rock, standards to country and dance to techno, Jones has the ability to sing
everything. From having his own television show, to performing in concert
worldwide and on the Las Vegas Strip for 40 years, Jones has done it all. With
a unique, powerful voice and dominating stage presence, he continues to be an
influential and vibrant force in the music industry to this day. Some of his
greatest hits include: "What's New Pussycat" (1965), "She's a Lady" (1971),
"Kiss" (1988), and, most recently, "Stoned in Love" (2006). His much
anticipated new album is scheduled for release at the end of October.





For further information:

For further information: Allie Page, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4596, or
apage@ctv.ca; or Christy Sullivan, Canadian Idol, (416) 526-3052, or
chsullivan@ctv.ca


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