In 2006/7, Dwight was a student at Nova Scotia Community College, studying recording arts, but missed the graduation in June 2007 because he was taking part in Canadian Idol. When he returned home as part of the Top 4 in late August 2007, Dwight was given his own personal graduation ceremony by the school administration in front of an auditorium of his fans.
After making it to the Top 4, Dwight had a street named for him in his home town of West Pubnico.
As part of being in the Top 4 on season 5 of Canadian Idol, Dwight returned home to perform before over 4,000 fans in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on August 25, 2007.
Dwight feels that his voice is his weakness in Canadian Idol; he's used to 'kissing the microphone' when singing in small clubs with his band. However, the sound system used on the TV show is different, and he's had to unlearn this way of singing so that his voice doesn't come out distorted.
Dwight had no real plan to audition for Canadian Idol; one of his band-mates put him up to it, and since Dwight was feeling that he needed something new, different and challenging, he tried out.
Dwight says that the one thing that he absolutely could not live without is his guitar.
While not preparing for the performance shows, Dwight relaxed during the 5th season of Canadian Idol by attending a Toronto Blue Jays game and going golfing with some of the other competitors.
According to Dwight, being in a band is like being married to four different people all at the same time; this is why he lists putting together and sustaining his band as one of his biggest accomplishments.
One thing Dwight likes to eat is creamed lobster on toast, with french fries. He says that it's a 'heart attack on a plate,' but that it's very tasty.
Dwight and his band NEVER appear in the TV-movie Wedding Wars (2006) starring Eric Dane and John Stamos. The band appears as a band auditioning for a wedding reception.
Dwight's personal motto is 'Do what you do and never apologize for it.'
If Dwight could meet one famous person, he would choose to meet George Carlin.
The songs that Dwight has sung on season 5 of Canadian Idol are:
Top 22: "Cry" by the Philosopher Kings;
Top 18: "Used To Be Alright" by I Mother Earth;
Top 14: "Bright Lights" by Matchbox 20;
Top 10: "Unwell" by Matchbox 20;
Top 9: "Undun" by The Guess Who;
Top 8: "Every Breath You Take" by Sting;
Top 7: "Tie Your Mother Down" by Queen;
Top 6: "Smooth" by Santana with Rob Thomas;
Top 5: "Bed of Roses" by Bon Jovi;
Top 4: "I Get A Kick Out Of You" by Cole Porter, and "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole.
(on being voted off 'Canadian Idol' on the Top 4 Standards Week)
Dwight: I knew it was my time. I knew it. You know, I'm a rock guy, and I got thrown under the bus with standards and I didn't roll with the punches as well as I should have. And you know, best to go out on a week where I'm not so good at it, than go out on, say, pop/rock week, that would say nothing about me as a rock singer.
(on the negative criticisms from the judges)
Dwight: I want the judges to tear me apart so that I can take their criticisms and use it to fill in the last few missing pieces that have prevented me from achieving real success so far.
Dwight: I don't think there's any one true recipe for success. Besides, nothing fun ever came from being a copycat.
(on the elimination shows every week)
Dwight: We all know, going into this, that people will be leaving every week. It's the reality of the show but now that we're down to so few people, it gets tough to deal with. We're all good friends and have grown pretty close to each other.
(on the possibility of winning Canadian Idol)
Dwight: If it's meant to be it will be and if not, I'll go back to my music with a new-found sense of self and a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses.