I'm sure it won't surprise anyone that I am not a big fan of American Idol. The music business is tough enough without a show that mostly chews up singers and spits them out. So when CTV announced in 2003 that they were going to do Canadian Idol, I expected it to be worse and it was. Billy Klippert is a guy who never should have been on a talent contest show. But he finished third on the first season of Canadian Idol and it got him nowhere. It's unfortunate because he's a pretty good rock singer. He was born Aug. 6, 1978 in Calgary. He worked in the family music store giving guitar lessons. And he had a band with his brother called Kovered In Lies. He was an early favourite on the first season of Canadian Idol and he got a lot of praise for his cover of the Elton John classic Levon. But he didn't win. He finished third. Klippert signed with Orange Record Label and Levon was released as a single in the hope that it would jump start his career. The 2004 CD Billy Klippert was produced by Harem Scarem lead singer Harry Hess and the rest of the band played on the album. Klippert wrote most of the songs including Again. The album did well enough that he released a second CD in 2006 Naked and the Simple Truth produced by Matt DeMatteo of Danko Jones and Luke McMaster of McMaster & James. It went nowhere and that's the last we have heard from Billy Klippert. My guess is he is back giving guitar lessons at his family's music store. It looks like for him Canadian Idol was a big waste of time. How predictable. Here's the video for Again by Billy Klippert.