American Idol

Things To Consider Before You Set Out To Follow Your Passion

Elan Divon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

Last week, I visited the popular website of a spiritual teacher named Mastin Kipp. His message to the world is simple: "Follow your bliss," a catch ph...

WATCH: 13 Best 'Idol' Performances Of All Time Ever

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Music

The 13th season of "American Idol" kicks off this week, and we once again enter the seemingly endless morass of auditions. You know which ones we mean...

How Mastery can Make you a Rock Star at Work

Sheldon Dyck | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sheldon Dyck

American Idol. Maybe it's your favorite TV show ever. Maybe you think shows like it and The Voice -- with their Top 40 pandering and on-stage tears and warped "reality" -- are a cultural nightmare brought to prime-time life. Whether you're a fan of these pop-star factories or listen exclusively to Norwegian death metal doesn't really matter.

Kelly Clarkson's 'Thankful' 10th Anniversary

HuffPost Canada Music | Melody Lau | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Music

I wanted Justin Guarini to win "American Idol." Week after week, I'd follow the brand-new Fox reality show, which pitted wannabe pop stars against ...

Carly Rae Jepsen To Crowdsource Lyrics

HuffPost Canada Music | Robin Tarnowetzki | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Music

It seems like you can crowdsource anything these days: weddings, baby names, etc. And now you can help Carly Rae Jepsen write her next monster hit. ...

How American Idol Killed the Music Star

Danko Jones | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Since the late 90s, reality shows have taken over almost all of today's television programming. What this new star process yields are anxious malleable, vacant performers who ape correctly, take instructions obediently and, outside of pleasing the masses, don't have a shred of genuine character.

The Top Five Food Germs Battle it Out

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Researchers took a selection of 14 foodborne pathogens and compared them based on the number of illness caused, the number of hospitalizations, the cost of illness and what's known as the cost to a person's quality of life. One by one, the pathogens demonstrated their abilities and slowly, several started to emerge from the rest of the pack, leaving a top five.

CBC's Reality Show Over the Rainbow

Donald D'Haene | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

Over The Rainbow is the first reality competition that I have discovered that did not humiliate auditioners, I have been happy to tune in every week from day one. That's right -- no auditioning Dorothy (and there were thousands) found their non-gold card audition televised on television. Imagine!

'American Idol' Judges Named

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Music

NEW YORK — The "American Idol" judges' panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. The Fo...

Canadian TV Networks Missing the Boat on Reality Television

Brian Cormier | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada
Brian Cormier

Don't Canadian networks have a duty and an obligation to get us more involved in caring and rooting for other talented (or at least entertaining) Canadians instead of just watching Canadian commercials during American shows?