He's not American! 35 million Canadians will be beating down your door to tell you so!
That's the point. He is Canadian and everyone is making a big fuss because he sang in space as it was a "first". I think his performance was great.
Too bad he didn't lug a piano up there as well...
He was at my local airport on Tuesday while his aeroplane refuelled. The local DJs were well excited.