Best known as the Canadian Idol winner of Season Six (the final one), Coaldale, Alberta’s Theo Tams has decided not to open a restaurant or attend a business school but to continue to make music. We’re glad for that. Burton Cummings has commented that longevity depends on one’s ability to write his or her own songs. Great singers are everywhere now because of television, and poor Max Martin cannot pen tunes for everyone. Theo has teamed up with Slaight Music and dropped his surname. He released a new EP last year called Back Pocket and released track “Stay” as a single which shows just how talented a songwriter he has become. Combine that with his amazing vocal prowess, and we have a winner. In terms of style, the song echoes the power ballad brilliance of his previous hit, “Sing“. We have embedded the lyric video below. There is also a live video of an acoustic performance (voice and piano only), a version also included on the EP.