My Canadian Idol Includes the Pigott Brothers
The change in the "Top 22" format, however, was a poor choice in my opinion. I would like to know why the decision was made to change the format of 11 guys and 11 girls to the current Top 24 format which looks like it is going to leave us with NO girls at all in the Top 10. Hasn't anybody connected to the Canadian Idol franchise figured out that most early voting is done by 'tween girls with crushes on cute boys? Voting based on merit RARELY comes until later. And voting for the girls ALWAYS seems to come later. Was this format change done intentionally so that there would be no girls in the Top 10? Because that is how it is looking. (Keeping my fingers crossed for the remaining girls… speaking of which, did you know that Amberly Thiessen went to high school with Kalan Porter and my cousins? Okay, you may know the first fact because I assume they would include that in her bio, but I'll bet you didn't know the other part of it! But I digress.)
If the network actually does want girls in the Top 10, I would VERY MUCH like to understand the reasoning behind the changes, when surely by now the network understands how Canada votes. And I sincerely hope that they intend to rectify this error next season so that the girls get a fair chance. Setting it up this way again would be a denial of the facts that gender equality is still not a truth in this world; all is not equal for women yet, and they're not helping (I mean, they don't even have gender equality in their judges). I hope somebody at CTV will give this matter the serious thought that it deserves (and if not, I hope other media will point out the lack of thought that CTV has chosen to give this matter).