Rex Goudie was the runner-up of Canadian Idol 3.
He was born in Dawson Creek, British Columbia on November 18, 1985 and moved back to his father's hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada with the family before Rex was two. His mother was born in Baie Verte, Newfoundland. Goudie was studying mechanical engineering at Newfoundland's Memorial University's as well as working as a mechanic part-time for his father's trucking company before Idol.
Goudie was the runner-up to winner Melissa O'Neil. On Thursday, April 6, 2006, she and Rex confirmed in an interview with the CTV entertainment program eTalk Daily that they have been dating since the third week of Canadian Idol.
Goudie's musical talents began in Sunday School, where he was encouraged by his grandmother to sing. By the time he turned sixteen, Goudie had formed a band with his friends, The Purple Monkey Bomb Squad. Although he has been criticised by some of the judges for his stiffness while on stage, an injury has caused him limited motion on both knees. He missed a knee specialist appointment, in August 2005, due to his progress on Canadian Idol.