Lindsay Barr, 26
Halifax, NS

Lindsay Barr has made a career of singing — sometimes it pays well, and other times it doesn’t. But at the end of the day she’s doing what she’s passionate about — singing.

Barr, 26, who’s part of this season’s Canadian Idol Top 24, even put out an album, Devils Of Pride, on her own record label called Bizzar records.

“It’s in my book, a pretty good first try, that was taken into account in this competition … it’s just a continuation of it,” says Barr. So why take her talents to the stage of Canadian Idol and not continue what she’s already started?

For Barr, it was an insane opportunity she wanted to try out. She’s done the legwork and doesn’t feel like she’s some overnight success story. “I have an album, I have a music video, I’ve made no money, I’ve made good money, I’ve played for nobody, I’ve played for tons of people,” she says.

“So I feel like I’m at the point now where I’m ready for lights, camera, action. And that’s what Canadian Idol offers you.” Barr’s boundaries have been working in bars where hopefully the sound and the lighting is good enough, so being able to put a dynamite show together with a crew who have her back is one of the things she’s looking forward to.

So where does this passion to rock out come from?

“It has pulled my emotions, it pulls everyone’s emotions,” says Barr.

“Music is universal, it’s a universal language, you don’t need to speak the same language to enjoy a piece of music.”