Ben were you there in-person? They mentioned that the judges were locked up in deliberation later in the evening.
I honestly can't imagine why this show was not aired on live television. The only interesting thing that Canadian Music has to offer, and it's not even broadcasted by our major TV/Cable networks? Such a shame. The downtime is no excuse; they could have filled that with any number of live interviews, past footage clips, bios, etc.
i believe they will be broadcasting it on Much this weekend, but given the artists covered, it's not exactly prime-time live tv material yet.
but the real entertainment of the night was Kathleen Edwards herself. I couldn't tell if she was under the influence of some substance, or if she's just naturally insane, but whatever it was I loved it. She's awkward, spontaneous, dorky, blindly confident, and swears like a sailor.
I'm going to revisit her albums now.