*Last Thursday night, Kalan Porter triumphed over 8,977 other competitors to become Canada’s next Canadian Idol (Canada’s version of the hugely popular American Idol). The 18-year-old received the majority of 3.6 million votes cast following his final performance showdown where he sang MercyMe’s smash hit, “I Can Only Imagine.” This final performance episode was the most-watched Canadian Idol episode ever, with a record audience of 3.3 million viewers. Kalan is a native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, where he is heavily involved in music with his church and family band. The Idol won a recording contract with BMG.
For more information on Canadian Idol, go to: Idol.ctv.ca.
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