After scoring the highest number of votes in her semi-final group, again with "Concrete Angel", O'Neil was granted a place in the final 10 of the contest.
Immediately after her win on Canadian Idol, O'Neil received a congratulatory phone call from the Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.
She then signed a recording contract with Sony BMG Canada and released her first single "Alive", which hit stores on October 4, 2005 and debuted at number one on the Canadian singles chart, a position it held for four weeks.
By the time he turned sixteen, Goudie had formed a band with his friends, The Purple Monkey Bomb Squad, with a new rock/country focus.
The band was moderately popular in Burlington, where they played in local bars after having received written permission to do so from his Grandmother.
After announcing this, Goudie quickly added that he is in Nashville working on songs for his new album. In early 2010, Rex travelled to Afghanistan to play for Canadian troops.
The album 100 Pages Later is expected to release in December 2010. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License; additional terms may apply.
Causing a frenzy in the youth-packed gym, he spoke about the importance of perseverance and getting involved in one's school.
He showed that he was not only musically gifted, but a great public speaker as well, and graciously signed autographs after the ceremony.
He was ousted from the band to make room for an older more "experienced" singer, Brandon Mitchell, when he was in grade 12.
After all votes had been cast on Canadian Idol, Goudie finished as runner-up to winner Melissa O'Neil.
In March 2007, he won a Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Solo Artist (CHR) of the Year.
On Sunday, November 25, 2007, Goudie announced on his My Space account the news that SONY BMG had indeed dropped him.
The Share Foundation has held several concerts, served with merchandise, and have raised over ,000 Canadian dollars.