Rodney's idols

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So our premier couldn't make it to the opening gala of the Atlantic FIlm Festival last night, but he did find time to give a shout-out to Canadian Idol runner up, Mitch MacDonald.

"Even though Mitch placed second in last night's contest, the cheers coming from Port Hood could probably be heard in Toronto for their hometown hero," Premier MacDonald said of the television series finale. "While Mitch finished second, he remains first in the hearts of Nova Scotians," the premier said. "Nova Scotia's musical talent has been shining in venues across the globe for sometime now. Mitch is another tremendous example of the exceptional abilities coming from our province. "Like so many others before him, the key to his success throughout the contest was that he remained true to his musical roots."

No doubt Rodmac's coming at this as a "fellow musician," as he repeatedly told the crowd at last week's Fall for the Arts nothingness. But I'm confused by the "musical roots" deal. Here's what Little Mac sang:

Song ListTop 24 - Follow Through (Gavin DeGraw)Top 20 - I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)Top 16 - Blue (The Jay Hawks)Top 10 - Moonage Daydream (David Bowie)Top 9 - Angel Eyes (Jeff Healey)Top 8 - Oh Atlanta (Alison Krauss)Top 7 - Jealous Guy (Gavin DeGraw Version)Top 6 - Love This Town (Joel Plaskett)Top 5 - In My Life (Rod Stewart Version)Top 4 - Cotton Jenny (Gordon Lightfoot Version), Between The Bars (Elliot Smith)Top 3 - Heat of The Night (Bryan Adams), When You Love Someone (Bryan Adams)Top 2 - Paris (Gordie Sampson), Where We Begin (Winner's Single), If (Bread)

I guess Big Mac is referring to Plaskett and Sampson. He can't mean Elliot Smith (WTF?) or David Bowie. Maybe he means this...

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