Judge Jake Gold once joked to Sokyrka, telling her “you’ve got a future so bright, I’ve got to wear shades”, and the artist has proved that statement true throughout her progression from Idol Contestant runner up to solo artist. In 2005, the year following Sokyrka’s smash hit performance on Canadian Idol, the singer released her first album titled ‘These Old Charms’ which achieved a gold status after selling 70,000 copies, as well as a nomination for Juno Awards’ “Best Pop Album of the Year”. The following year, the singer released a pop album produced by MapleMusic, from which two singles debuted in MuchMusic’s top ten. In the following years, Sokyrka produced two more albums, and in 2013 released her latest album ‘Prairie Winds’ which was solely produced and written by herself. This album was free from editing - a beautiful, pure representation of her soul music with which she toured with throughout 2013. This year, Theresa has been performing a small number of gigs at local venues where she currently lives in Saskatoon. Sokyrka has just recently announced on social media that she will be performing as a part of Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, alongside a variety of international jazz artists. Sokyrka also voices her political opinion using social media platform Twitter, expressing particular opinions regarding Canadian gun laws, president Trump & his political movements, Justin Tredeau’s recent electoral reform, Aleppo action and Canadian House of Commons MP Brad Trost.
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In 2004, Canadian Theresa Sokyrka performed on the second season of Canadian Idol, coming a close second after 13 weeks of grueling elimination rounds. Performing to an audience of over three million viewers each week, Sokyrka used her powerfully feminine voice to perform 18 tracks, putting her spin on most of them. Most famously these included:
· "You've Got a Friend" James Taylor
· "Unforgettable" Nat King Cole
· "Piece of My Heart" Janis Joplin
· "Hello" Lionel Richie
· "Dream a Little Dream" Louis Armstrong
· "What The World Needs Now Is Love" Jackie DeShannon
· "Come Away With Me" Norah Jones
The music student from Saskatchewan’s friendly personality, grace, and – of course – enormous talent instantly made her a favourite amongst both viewers and judges. Throughout the season, Sokyrka continued to blow Canada away, particularly with her renditions of Eva Cassidy’s Summertime, Jann Arden’s Good Mother, and Smokey Robinson’s Cruisin’. She was also a standout contestant due to scatting during her songs, a jazz technique in which singers use their voice as an instrument, producing wordless rhythms and harmonies. Sokyrka made it to the final two, competing against Kalan Porter. Performing the Idol Single, Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me, and again Smokey Robinson’s Cruisin’, Sokyrka once more proved her beautiful talent. However, Sokyrka lost to Canadian winner Kalan Porter, who later went on to release an album with Sokyrka featuring on a track.
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