We are very happy that Rob Gee will be returning to Idol for the 2022 Idol competition. Rob has been a Music Teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board for 27 years, teaching at Colborne PS, Adelaide WG MacDonald PS, Metcalfe PS and currently teaching at JS Buchanan PS. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from UWO. As a child, in Oakville, Rob was very involved musically in the Salvation Army Band and Choir as well as piano. Rob has done work with the Amabile Youth Choirs and enjoyed one season with the Strathroy Vocal Federation. We are very pleased to have Rob on the Idol team and we thank him for wanting to be involved with the competition.
As a past winner of the Karaoke idol competition, holding the first place title in 2018 and the second place title in 2016, I am thrilled to have the honor of assisting with the judging of this year's Karaoke Idol Competition. I have a rich musical past which has been a thrill every step of the way. As a child, I developed a love for singing at any early age and was given a karaoke machine as a birthday gift at the age of 9. Immediately I was in love! I soon developed the drive to practice 3-4 hours every evening in my humble garage. At the age of 14, I recorded my first collection of covers. By the time I was 16, I was performing the national anthems at Delaware Speedway and performing at various churches, weddings and charity events. I would also perform regularly on the geriatric ward at SMGH as a volunteer. I have also performed Christmas carols in various London shopping malls with a steel drum band "The Cardells", and have had vocal training with world renowned Opera singer and professor at UWO, Torin Chiles. Today, I continue to jam and collaborate with fellow musicians and enjoy performing with the fellow bandmates of "Juniper Blue". I feel incredibly lucky to know the exhilaration and joy that stage performance can deliver. I can't wait to see the scope of talent amongst this year's competitors!