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Shane Wiebe - Canadian Idol 2 Top 5 Finalist


Name: Shane Anthony Wiebe
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Birthdate: January 12, 1983
Family: Married to Angela Bensler in December of 2003; baby Joelle was born on Nov. 28, 2005
Previous occupation: Perogie salesman
Random fact: Shane has a private aviators license
Audition city: Vancouver
Singing style: Soft rock/pop
How he made the Top 10: Top vote-getter in Group 4
Memorable quote: "Room temperature, Ben" when asked by Ben Mulroney how he was feeling, a snark on what a contestant had said two weeks prior to the same question
Most Idol-worthy moment: A passionate performance of Gordon Lightfoot's "The Way I Feel" on Top 6 night
What you might not have known: Shane learned how to play the bass just days before the Idols played their own instruments for the Top 6 "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" performance.
Brush with elimination: Bottom 3 every week except the first
Eliminated because: He forgot the words in the beginning of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
Where is he now?: Shane released an independent album that debuted in the Top 100 of the national charts in July 2005. He released a holiday single, "What Child Is This", which is available via digital download for under a dollar at Maple


First audition - You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
Toronto auditions - When A Man Loves A Woman (solo)
Top 32 - Forever Young by Bob Dylan
Top 10 - My Song by Glass Tiger
Top 9 - Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John
Top 8 - I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness
Top 7 - Angel by Lionel Richie
Top 6 - The Way I Feel by Gordon Lightfoot
Top 5 - Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Lauryn Hill

LINKS - Official Shane Wiebe site
Shane's Canadian Idol Page - Shane's page on the Canadian Idol site
Sing My Song - Official fanlisting of Shane Wiebe's Canadian Idol Performances
Talented - Official Shane Wiebe fanlisting
The Drew Marshall Show - In this great, in-depth 40 minute radio interview from Apr. 2, Shane discusses his album, Canadian Idol, his marriage, the death of his father and his spirituality
Foxes on Idol interview - “I Broke My Own Heart” – An Interview with Canadian Idol 2’s Shane Wiebe (Sept. 15, 2004)
Buy Shane's CD -
Maple | What Child Is This

Shane Wiebe CD

Shane Wiebe

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Just Wait, Canada AM, 7-27-05 (Video)

Shane Live in Abbotsford Oct. 2, 2004 (Clips courtesy hothologram)

You Raise Me Up (Audio)
Angel (Audio)
The Way I Feel (Audio)
















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