|Birth name||Peter Evrard|
|Born||19 October 1974|
Peter Evrard (born 19 October 1974) is the winner of the first season of Idool 2003 , the Belgian version of Pop Idol .
Evrard defied the traditional rules of the Idols series by singing rock music instead of the expected pop. Regardless, he managed to win the series, and in 2003 he placed third overall in the World Idol contest. Evrard lives and works in Beerse, Belgium. He is married and has 2 sons and a daughter. He is the only one of the original 11 World Idols to lose their mother early in life.
In 2005, Peter began recording music again with his band Toner on the CD Radio Honolulu. The song "Let Me Take You Through the Night" was used for the soundtrack of Flikken , a popular Belgian television series.
In 2007, he recorded, together with Sofie Van Moll, the new theme for the Belgian soap opera Thuis .
In 2014, he joined the band 10Rogue, and their first single Know Better was released in September 2015.
In January 2016 they released their second single Dark Angel Princess .
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