Brian Melo sang All I Ever Wanted at the 'Me To We' conference held in Toronto on weekend of October 19 - 21, 2007. This conference was initiated by the Kielburger brothers (Craig and Marc) who started 'Free the Children', a non-profit organization.
Brian was joined by Jaydee Bixby and Carly Rae Jepsen in November, 2007, for a cross-Canada concert tour.
When Brian was in grade 11, he was part of a choir that sang back-up vocals for Shania Twain at a concert in Hamilton.
When Canadian Idol was auditioning for its 5th season, Brian didn't even think about trying out; his brother and friend convinced him that he should go to Toronto for the auditions. One reason that Brian hadn't considered it was because he'd tried out for Canadian Idol in 2002, and only made it as far as the first round.
Brian is the youngest of four children in his family; he has two older brothers and an older sister.
In Hamilton, Brian was part of a band named Stoked.
Brian's background is Portuguese; his family comes from San Miguel, Acores, Portugal.
Brian enjoys sports, particularly golf, football and soccer.
After appearing in season 5 of Canadian Idol, Brian says that he now knows that he can accomplish anything that he sets his mind to.
Brian's personal motto is 'If you reach for the moon you'll probably hit the moon.'
Some of Brian's favorite movies are Goodfellas, Scarface, 300, and Crash.
If Brian could meet anyone famous, living or dead, he'd like to meet John Lennon.
The one thing that Brian couldn't live without is his guitar.
Before auditioning for Canadian Idol in Toronto in 2007, Brian worked in construction in Hamilton, Ontario.
Brian's nickname is "B-man."
The songs that Brian has sung in season 5 of Canadian Idol are:
Top 22: "Stereo" by The Watchmen;
Top 18: "Angels" by Robbie Williams;
Top 14: "Drive" by Incubus;
Top 10: "If You Could Only See" by Tonic;
Top 9: "Bold as Love" by John Mayer;
Top 8: "She Talks to Angels" by Black Crowes;
Top 7: "Too Much Love Will Kill You" by Queen;
Top 6: "The Dolphin's Cry" by Live;
Top 5: "Karma Police" by Radiohead;
Top 4: "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin, and "Feelin' Good" from The Roar of the Grease Paint, The Smell of the Crowd;
Top 3: "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procal Harem, and "Lightning Crashes" by Live;
Top 2: "This Ain't a Love Song" by Bon Jovi, "All I Ever Wanted" (the Idol single), and "Hallellujah" by Leonard Cohen.
(on why he always wears a hat)
Brian: I just love all different styles of hats and that's how I feel most comfortable.
Brian: If you want something bad enough and you're willing to work hard and take some risks, nothing is impossible.
(on making it to the Top 10 in season 5 of Canadian Idol)
Brian: This whole experience has been a gift from God for me. I feel so blessed. I don't know I can repay you all for letting me live out my dream.
(on becoming friends with the other Idol contestants)
Brian: We are all experiencing the same roller-coaster ride and because of that, we have bonded very fast.