John Brunton's enthusiasm for Canadian Idol is palpable as soon as he comes on the phone. When asked how he is, he begins to say he is fine, and the abruptly stops.
"You know, I'm pretty pissed off about the show [Tuesday] night," he laughs, "I was a big fan of Mookie's."
Despite Mookie's elimination Tuesday night, Brunton said he was happy to see a Toronto contestant get so far on Idol. This coming a year after Brunton lashed out at Torontonians for not supporting their own contestants. This year, six Torontonians made it to the Top 24, and two of them advanced to the Top 10 (Sebastian Pigott finished eighth).