Melissa Crystal O'Neil (born July 12, 1988 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian singer who was the winner of the third season of Canadian Idol in 2005. She was the first Canadian female winner and is the youngest North American "Idol" winner. She is of Chinese, Irish and French heritage. She then signed a recording contract with Sony BMG Canada and released her first single Alive, which hit stores on October 4, 2005 and debuted at number one on the Canadian singles chart, a position it held for four weeks. The single went on to be certified four-times platinum by the CRIA.