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Billy Klippert- Canadian Idol 1 Top 3 Finalist

ABOUT BILLY

Full name: William James Arthur Klippert
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Birthdate: August 6, 1978
Previous occupation: Guitar instructor/Musician (in band Kovered in Lies)
Random fact: Billy studied Calculus and Physics at the University of Calgary
Audition city: Calgary
Singing style: Alternative rock
Trademark: Sunglasses on top of head
Performance quirks: Flailing arms
How he made the Top 11: Top 3 in Group 1
Memorable quote: (mouthed) "What the f*ck?!" after escaping the bottom 3 on the Top 6 show
Most Idol-worthy moment: His performance of "Levon" on Top 5 night

Brush with elimination: Bottom 3 in the Top 8 after singing "I Just Called To Say I Love You" on Motown night
Eliminated because: Sang Stone Temple Pilots' "Plush", a song too hard rock for Idol viewers
Post-Idol success: Signed with Orange Record Label and released a self-titled debut album. Released singles and videos "Levon" and "Again".
Where is he now?: Billy just finished touring the country with Soul Decision and will be co-starring in the Toronto-based Ross Petty production Snow White and the Group of Seven, along with fellow Top 3 finalists Ryan Malcolm and Gary Beals. The musical runs from Nov.30-Jan. 8.


SONGS PERFORMED ON CANADIAN IDOL

First audition - Superstar by The Carpenters; Lean On Me by Bill Withers
Toronto auditions - Lean On Me (solo); You Send Me (groups); If You Could Read My Mind (solo)
Top 30 - Superstar by The Carpenters
Top 11 - If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot
Top 8 - I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
Top 6 - Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Top 5 - Levon by Elton John
Top 4 - Hooked On A Feeling by B.J. Thomas; I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
Top 3 - Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young; Plush by Stone Temple Pilots


LINKS

Billy Klippert Online - Official website
Billy Notes - Fan site featuring a busy message board and downloads
Orange Record Label - Listen to the Billy Klippert Jukebox through Billy's record company

Buy Billy's CD - CDPlus.com, best price for shipment to the U.S. ($13.59)

Billy Klippert CD

Billy Klippert

 


 
 
 
 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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