~ Like the ripples in a pond, the work of one man spreads out and touches the lives of others ~

From The Soul of One ~ To The Hearts Of Many
Taylor Hicks "The Distance"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Results Are In,
Did Sebastian Bring It On Home?

From Canada's National Post

by Sarah Millar
July 31, 2008

Talking With Sebastian Pigott

Sebastian Pigott’s voice is a little hoarse, but there is no mistaking his enthusiasm the morning after he was the third member of the Top 10 to be eliminated from Canadian Idol.
In fact when asked how he is, he says he’s “just golden.”

Pigott explained there is ultimately a bit of relief that comes with being eliminated from the Idol stage.

“You’ve been engulfed in the bubble and it’s all so intense for so long. So there’s a little bit of relief in it and you know, I didn’t expect to go all the way.
I feel like I went out on a good note”

Article from The Ampersand continued here

The results are in and Canada's voice is heard

Top 7, Enjoy the challenges that await you and may the best entertainer earn the coveted title of Canadian Idol.

A personal thought comes to mind that I would like to share with those who are reading this blog. While I do not intend to diminish the ultimate goal of the program, I have to wonder if achieving the title is all that counts?

From my perspective, each individual who has appeared on Canadian Idol or American Idol has had a remarkable opportunity to let their country know who they are.

The viewers may get frustrated when their favourite doesn't make it to the end, but I think that we have to appreciate that the format of these shows enables many hopeful artists to gain name recognition and publicity.

Sebastian, thank you for participating in Canadian Idol. It does take a great deal of courage to put yourself out there while you are pursuing your dream. You shared your charisma, talent and love of your craft.

You re-introduced Canadian viewers to the harmonica as an instrument to be valued, respected and enjoyed.

I am reminded of the old saying, "When one door closes, another one opens", but I suspect that in your case, there are many doors that will open for you in the future. Whether it is a on a stage or on the big screen, no matter which path you choose, we wish you success and happiness!

"For the vast majority of us, success is not something that's just going to happen.
It's something we've got to make happen.
So go ahead and make it happen."
~ Taylor Hicks ~

Did Sebastian Bring It On Home?

With Gavin Rossdale as the guest mentor, the Top 8 Canadian Idol contestants performed "unplugged"!

Sebastian Pigott's supporters didn't have to wait long to see if Sebastian would "bring it on home" this week. His was the first performance of the evening.

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Sebastian listened intently to the advice that Gavin Rossdale gave to him. Gavin asked Sebastian to put more "pain" in his song as opposed to bravado, because it would show a vulnerable side to him.

Sebastian chose to perform Little Richard's version of "Lucille".

When I listened to the video carefully, I could hear the excitement in the audience when Sebastian started to play the harmonica!

I love the harmonica being added to a song. When Taylor Hicks plays the harmonica, he becomes a "Pied Piper" and, for me, the music becomes infused with soul. It is one of the many reasons I support Taylor's music and why I am a "resident" of The Pond.

"I fell totally and passionately in love with that harmonica.
Right from the point I purchased it, that instrument and I became inseparable."

Taylor Hicks ~ 'Heart Full of Soul'

Sebastian succeeded in "courting" three of the four judges this week. Zach, in true Simon Cowell mode, was not as appreciative of Sebastian's performance; however, overall, I think that Sebastian was more than pleased with the "judgement" this week.

The question now is did Sebastian bring enough home to stay another week? Canada decides tonight!

Today's cup:

"In music the passions enjoy themselves."
~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~

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