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13 September 2004

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The latest edition of Canadian Idol has hit the home stretch with the original field of over 9,000 hopefuls down to the final two remaining contestants. The first company to accept wagers on the latest version of Canada's biggest talent search, has announced updated odds on who will be voted the next Canadian Idol.

A leading offshore gaming company for over 10 years, has released odds on the final two contestants winning a major recording contract and the adoration of millions. Heading into the grand finale, Kalan Porter, continues to be the favorite to win the competition -- a position he has held from the time opened wagering in July. Since betting opened, the odds on Kalan winning have gone from 9/5 (i.e., win $9 for every $5 bet) to now being listed as an overwhelming favorite to win at 1/10 odds (i.e., win $1 for every $10 bet). Meanwhile, believes fellow finalist Theresa Sokyrka is fighting an uphill battle versus Kalan, listing her at 9/2 odds to become Canada's next pop idol.

"Throughout the competition Kalan has been the best and most consistent performer earning nothing but raves from the judges, while never being in the bottom in the voting results," said Michael Perry, odds maker at "Even bettors are backing him -- we've had two thirds of all bets placed to date backing Kalan. While Theresa has survived a few close calls throughout the series and has come into her own of late, facing off with Kalan head-to- head will almost certainly end her run." will continue to accept wagers on Canadian Idol until 8 pm Eastern on Wednesday, September 15th, the night of the series final performance episode. All current odds are subject to change. For more information, please visit the entertainment section at

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