“Anytime you have a dream, you never know what can happen unless you give it your all,” says 24-year-old Canadian Idol winner, Ryan Malcolm.
Ryan’s hope of making it was shattered when he was voted off the first season of Canadian Idol at the beginning of the competition. When handed the wildcard—and a second chance—Ryan was determined to grow and learn from his past mistakes, and says, “It really humbled me. I think it was really good that I didn’t get voted in the first time. I think that it was the best thing that could have happened to my career.”
And like all of us, Ryan too was plagued by life’s ordinary questions before he was propelled to instant stardom. “It was funny because right before Canadian Idol, a big issue for me was ‘what do I want to do with the rest of my life? Do I want to continue singing in casinos or get a ‘real job’ in an office?’” Luckily for Ryan, Canadian Idol will now allow him to follow the dreams he has nurtured since he was 10 years old.
Ryan has recently rebooted a YouTube channel with some new covers here.
Here’s Ryan Malcolm and his video for Something More
Written by Faze’s Jennifer Boylan