A former construction worker in Hamilton, Ontario, Brian Melo
shot to superstardom by winning the reality television show Canadian Idol in September 2007. Considered an underdog by those viewing the show, Melo
chose from a wide variety of artists and songs to keep his momentum going, including Radiohead
's "Karma Police" and Robbie Williams
' "Angels." His first single, "All I Ever Wanted," was released two days after winning Canadian Idol, and his first album, Livin' It
, hit stores in November 2007.