With each winner of a series, Ben Mulroney would declare, amidst a barrage of hype, that he now had a recording contract (with Sony).But details of such contracts were not made public.
During its first three seasons, Jon Dore played the role of the roving reporter and appeared in comedy sketches through the show.
He was succeeded in subsequent seasons by Elena Juatco, Dave Kerr, and Jully Black.
Following each show, viewers voted for their favourite competitor.
On the following show, the singer with the fewest votes was dismissed.
He also co-wrote "Radio" with Big & Rich for their 2007 album Between Raising Hell and Amazing Graceand has written songs for 2005 Canadian Idol winner Melissa O' Neil, Cory Lee (Universal Canada), Emerson Drive (formerly Dream Works), Tara Oram (Open Road/Universal), Danny (Sony BMG Sweden), Jason Blaine, and Japanese artist Misia.
2011 may just have been Tebey's best songwriting year to date.The single has also achieved Gold certification with sales of over 400,000 (over 1 million worldwide) and in January 2012 it was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Single.Not one month later, Tebey quickly followed up that hit with the release of "Do You Feel What I Feel" by hit UK boyband JLS, from their certified UK Platinum album. Melo has been working hard on his debut album (out last week!!!! He's also been doing the Top 3 tour and when they stopped in Newfoundland, Tara took Brian home to meet her family in Hare Bay!!!! This isn't the first time a Canadian Idol winner has fallen for a fellow contestant. They've also been spending time together in Hamilton, Ontario, which is Brian's hometown!The song entered the singles chart at an impressive #10.