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A muted Melissa our first Idol queen
[MET Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Menon, Vinay
Date: Sep 15, 2005
Start Page: E.06
Section: What's On
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After eight months, thousands of auditions in 13 cities, hundreds of starry-eyed performances, and more than 38 million votes, Calgary's Melissa O'Neil took the Canadian Idol crown last night.

Melissa, in a dowdy cowgirl hat, looked like a startled chipmunk on a busy provincial highway. She embraced [Rex Goudie], who seconds earlier had unwisely slipped on a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, instantly cutting his national fan base by half.

ADRIAN WYLD cp photo Melissa O'Neil gets a victory hug from runnerup Rex Goudie last night after the Calgary lass was voted the new Canadian Idol.

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