ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Western Idol to crown winner
The final round of the Western Idol singing competition takes place at The
Wave tonight. In addition to being crowned Western’s first Idol, the
winner will receive a cash prize of $500 donated by The Cottage Tanning Company
(where the sun always shines) and also a round trip to Calgary (where there
is no sun and no-one really wants to go) donated by Travel Cuts. Five finalists
will vie for the coveted title at the finals, which start at 9 p.m..
Sarah, Avril & Nell join forces
Apr. 4 marks this year’s Juno Awards, and nominations will be announced
Feb. 11. The Awards will feature an array of Canadian musical talent; Sarah
McLachlan, Avril Lavigne and Nelly Furtado will be among the show’s performers.
adds Canadian flavour
The Bachelor is approaching its fifth installment, offering yet another seemingly
ideal man to a plethora of slightly desperate women. The fifth Bachelor Jesse
Palmer is offering some star quality, taking time away from his position as
the quarterback for the New York Giants. The 25-year-old Palmer seems to embody
those standard, appealing characteristics: dirty-blonde locks, a solid six-foot-two
stature, an attractive physique and he’s Ottawa-born. Also, he finished
the season 60-for-116 for 532 yards passing — OK, actually, this is apparently
a far from impressive statistic, rather, it drops Palmer into the category
of average joes. However, if you prefer physical features to athletic ability,
free up your April schedule — that’s when the filming begins.