However, and there is a however, I've been idly flicking through youtube filling up a bit of time whilst Mrs The Millbrooker is away doing intelligent things at university. I've heard of Pop Idol, I've heard of American Idol...both from the same franchise, both equally crass, ridiculous and banal. I knew other countries had also bought into the Idol franchise and further enriched Mr Cowell.
As I mentioned I was idly flicking through youtube when I came across this little gem from Canadian Idol. I don't recommend watching any of the reality crud that passes for entertainment on the TV, but I do recommend clicking the link below to see an audition to bring tears to the eyes. The video's only about 30 seconds long. Do give it a spin.