Congratulations to Brian Melo.
The raspy Hamilton rocker with a thing for headwear received over five million votes to beat out teen Jaydee Bixby in Canadian Idol. He joins American Jordin Sparks as this year's new, fresh singers crowned after reality competitions.
"This is incredible. I didn't think a year ago I'd be standing here," said the construction worker who probably has a new job to enjoy for the rest of his life.