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.
But her agent was pushing her to take a chance on something completely different and audition for the lead in a Canadian sci-fi series called Dark Matter being shot in Toronto.
“He saw the breakdown for this character and said, ‘You have to audition,'” says O’Neil, in an interview from her home in Toronto.
By the time he turned sixteen, Goudie had formed a band with his friends, The Purple Monkey Bomb Squad.
Although he has been criticized by some of the judges for his stiffness while on stage, an injury has caused him limited motion on both knees.
The Calgarian had been performing Les Miserables on Broadway in the ensemble and was an understudy for the role of street waif Eponine, the same part she had won a Dora Award for in Toronto a year earlier.
O’Neil had the opportunity to step into the lead role for a few months, a move that would have significantly boosted her Broadway profile.
Sure, she first rocketed to fame on television nearly a decade earlier when, at 16, she took the top spot in Season 3 of Canadian Idol.In September 2005, Goudie signed a major recording contract with Sony BMG.His debut CD Under the Lights was released on December 13, 2005, and debuted at #5 on the Canadian charts, selling 36,000 records in its first week.She broke his heart He spent his whole life tryin' to forget We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind Until the night 1st Chorus He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger And finally drank away her memory Life is short but this time it was bigger Than the strength he had to get up off his knees We found him with his face down in the pillow With a note that said I'll love her till I die And when we buried him beneath the willow The angels sang a whiskey lullaby La La La La La La La La La La La La La La... The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath She finally drank her pain away a little at a time But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind Until the night 2nd Chorus: She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger And finally drank away his memory Life is short but this time it was bigger Than the strength she had to get up off her knees We found her with her face down in the pillow She Was Clinging to his picture for dear life We laid her next to him beneath the willow While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby La La La La La La La La La La La La La La... , where he was encouraged by his grandmother to sing.