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Case Equipment Operator Launches Singing Career

RACINE, Wis - (June 3, 2008) -- "Canadian Idol" recently taped a segment about contestant Earl Stevenson that includes footage of him operating a Case loader/backhoe. A "Canadian Idol" hopeful for this season, Stevenson is an equipment operator for Bob's Backhoe Service in Lloydminster, Alberta.

The season premiere episode of "Canadian Idol" is set to air in Canada on CTV on Tuesday, June 3 at 9 p.m. EST. Stevenson will be shown during the auditions segment operating the Case loader/backhoe. He will compete with some of the thousands of performers who auditioned in 10 cities across Canada for a spot on what has become Canada's most-watched original series.

As part of the upcoming segment, Stevenson will be shown in his hometown of Lloydminster, talking about his background and his job as a heavy equipment operator.

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