Australian Idol (season 7)

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Australian Idol
Season 7
Broadcast from 9 August 2009 – 22 November 2009
Judges Ian Dickson
Marcia Hines
Jay Dee Springbett
Semi Finals Onwards
Kyle Sandilands
Auditions Only
Host(s) Andrew G
Ricki-Lee Coulter
Broadcaster Network Ten
Finals venue Fox Studios, Sydney
Sydney Opera House (Grand Final)
Winner:
Stan Walker
Stan Walker 2013.jpg
Origin New ZealandNew Zealand
Song "Black Box"
Genre(s) R&B, Soul
Runner-up
Hayley Warner
Chronology
2009  
Australian Idol (season 7)
Finalists
(with dates of elimination)
Stan Walker Winner
Hayley Warner Runner-up
James Johnston 15 November
Nathan Brake 8 November
Toby Moulton 1 November
Kate Cook 25 October
Kim Cooper 18 October
Scott Newnham 11 October
Tim Johnston 4 October
Sabrina Batshon 27 September
Casey Barnes 20 September
Ashleigh Toole 13 September

The seventh and final season of the Australian Idol series began on 9 August 2009, to determine who would succeed Season 6 winner, Wes Carr. Beginning amid controversy, judge Kyle Sandilands was replaced by Sony Music record executive, Jay Dee Springbett. It was the first season where all four final contestants were eighteen years old or younger. Stan Walker was declared the winner on 22 November 2009.

Overview[edit]

Format Changes[edit]

Ian Dickson, and Marcia Hines returned as judges, however long term judge Kyle Sandilands was sacked after causing controversy on his radio show prior to the premiere, although he was still present for the auditions as they had been prerecorded some weeks earlier. On 23 August 2009, it was announced on the Idol show that the new judge taking over Kyle Sandilands' spot would be Jay Dee Springbett. Andrew G returned as host, with assistance from Ricki-Lee Coulter due to the departure of James Mathison. The first auditions saw guest judge Brian McFadden join the panel, and his fiancee Delta Goodrem acted as a guest judge for the Sydney auditions.

A further change was also decided for the Top 12 round eliminations. The Monday night elimination show was axed in favour of a two hour 'super Sunday' elimination/ performance show, in which a contestant was eliminated according to votes tallied the previous week, followed by performances.

Ratings[edit]

The premiere episode which saw auditions in both Melbourne and Brisbane, achieved an audience of 1.3m. This was considerably lower than previous first episodes. In 2006, the premiere garnered 1.4m, the 2007 reached 1.65m and 2008 achieved 1.4m. The peak audience however of 1.77m was the biggest seen in years. The show won the night in the 18- 49 demographic.[1]

# Title Airdate Timeslot Ratings[nb 1]
1 "Audition 1" 9 August 2009 Sunday 6:30 pm–8:30 pm 1,300,000 (5th)[2]
2 "Audition 2" 16 August 2009 1,171,000 (8th)[3]
3 "Top 100" 23 August 2009 1,086,000 (8th)[4]
4 "Semi Final 1" 24 August 2009 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1,110,000 (10th)[4]
5 "Semi Final 2" 25 August 2009 Tuesday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1,049,000 (14th)[4]
6 "Semi Final 3" 26 August 2009 Wednesday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1,049,000 (12th)[4]
7 "Semi Final 4" 27 August 2009 Thursday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1,153,000 (5th)[4]
8 "Verdict Semi Final 4/Wildcard" 30 August 2009 Sunday 6:30 pm–8:30 pm 992,000 (10th)[5]
9 "Verdict Wildcard/Final 12" 6 September 2009 883,000 (11th)[6]
10 "Live Verdict/Final 11" 13 September 2009 990,000 (12th)[7]
11 "Live Verdict/Final 10" 20 September 2009 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:30 pm 976,000 (9th)[8]
12 "Live Verdict/Final 9" 27 September 2009 984,000 (10th)[9]
13 "Live Verdict/Final 8" 4 October 2009 926,000 (11th)[10]
14 "Live Verdict/Final 7" 11 October 2009 978,000 (14th)[11]
15 "Live Verdict/Final 6" 18 October 2009 1,064,000 (8th)[12]
16 "Live Verdict/Final 5" 25 October 2009 1,003,000 (9th)[13]
17 "Live Verdict/Final 4" 1 November 2009 942,000 (9th)[14]
18 "Live Verdict/Final 3" 8 November 2009 890,000 (11th)[15]
19 "Live Verdict/Final 2" 15 November 2009 924,000 (10th)[16]
20 "Grand Finale" 22 November 2009 1,108,000 (10th);[17] Peak: 1,471,000 (3rd)[17]
Average series ratings (ongoing) 1,030,300

Auditions[edit]

The auditions were held at the following locations:

^ Auditioning contestants were required to be between the ages 16 and 30 on 30 June 2009 (born between 1 July 1979 and 1 July 1993).

Semi-Finals[edit]

These aired on the week of 24 to 27 August, allowing viewers to vote. The "Wildcard" Performance Show followed on Sunday, 30 August, with live results revealed the following week, on 6 September.

Females Males
Nicole Banks Casey Barnes
Sabrina Batshon Jason Bartlett
Kate Cook Nathan Brake
Kim Cooper Seth Drury
Jamila Ioane Adam Eckersley
Lucie Johnson James Johnston
Aliqua Mao Tim Johnston
Tenielle Muslin Toby Moulton
Lauren Street Scott Newnham
Ashleigh Toole Daniel Raso
Marijana Topalovic Stan Walker
Hayley Warner Ed Zaidan

Group 1[edit]

Advancing to the Top 12: Stan Walker & Kate Cook
Wild Card Contenders: Hayley Warner & Toby Moulton

Group 2[edit]

Advancing to the Top 12: Ashleigh Toole & Nathan Brake
Wild Card Contenders: Lauren Street & Casey Barnes

Group 3[edit]

Advancing to the Top 12: Sabrina Batshon & Scott Newnham
Wild Card Contender: Aliqua Mao

Group 4[edit]

Advancing to the Top 12: James Johnston & Kim Cooper
Wild Card Contenders: Ed Zaidan, Lucie Johnson, Tim Johnston & Tenielle Muslin

Wildcard[edit]

Advancing to the Top 12 through the Public vote: Toby Moulton and Hayley Warner
Advancing to the Top 12 through the Judges picks: Casey Barnes and Tim Johnston

Weekly Song Themes[edit]

Date Week Theme Mentor/Guest Judge
6 September Top 12 Contestant's Choice none
13 September Top 11 Rock Night Suzi Quatro
20 September Top 10 Top 10 Hits Brian McFadden
27 September Top 9 1980s Ross Wilson
4 October Top 8 P!nk Song Hits none
11 October Top 7 Big Band James Morrison / Harry Connick, Jr.
18 October Top 6 Movie / Theatre Night Liza Minnelli
25 October Top 5 Contestant's Choice none
1 November Top 4 Noughties Week Joel and Benji Madden
8 November Top 3 Power Anthems Pete Wentz (Guest Judge)
15 November Top 2 Contestant's Choice and Winner's Single Michael Bublé

Group/Guest Performances[edit]

Week Performer(s) Title
Top 12 none N/A
Top 11 Suzi Quatro Devil Gate Drive
Top 10 Top 11 Don't Stop Believin'
Top 9 Top 10 Girls On Film
Top 8 Top 9 Get The Party Started
Top 7 Top 8 (If I Could) Whisper Your Name
Top 7 Harry Connick, Jr. The Way You Look Tonight
Top 6 Liza Minnelli Cabaret
Top 5 Top 6 Before the Worst
Top 4 Joel and Benji Madden Dance Floor Anthem
Top 3 Top 4 We Built This City
Top 2 Top 3 MedleyPurple Rain, Crazy & Somebody Told Me

The Top 12 Finalists[edit]

Stan Walker[edit]

Main article: Stan Walker

Stan Walker is 19 years old. Although residing in Australia for the past three and a half years, Stan grew up in Hamilton and Tauranga, New Zealand. He works in retail. He has the Māori word ataahua (meaning "beautiful"") tattooed on his neck.

Audition: "Ordinary People" (John Legend)
Theatre Week (Round 1): "Jesus Loves Me"
Theatre Week (Round 2): "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon)
Theatre Week (Round 3): "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green)
Top 24: "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys)
Top 12: "Umbrella" (Rihanna)
Top 11: "Nothing Else Matters" (Metallica)
Top 10: "Straight Lines" (Silverchair)
Top 9: "Purple Rain" (Prince and The Revolution)
Top 8: "Dear Mr. President" (P!nk)
Top 7: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Beyoncé)
Top 6: "Circle of Life" (Elton John)
Top 6: "We Will Rock You" (Queen)
Top 5: "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen)
Top 5: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)
Top 4: "The Climb" (Miley Cyrus)
Top 4: "Let Me Love You" (Mario)
Top 3: "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" (Chris Tomlin)
Top 3: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (James Brown)
Top 3: "Eye of the Tiger" (Survivor)
Top 2: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (Bee Gees)
Top 2: "Superstar" (Luther Vandross)
Top 2: "Sweet Dreams" (Beyoncé)
Top 2: "Black Box" (Winner's Single) – Winner

Hayley Warner[edit]

Main article: Hayley Warner

Hayley Warner is an 18-year-old from the south of Sydney. She is the lead singer of her band, Bleached Academy and works in retail at a surf shop. She is also related to a young and upcoming New South Wales cricket player David Warner.

Audition: "Daughters" (John Mayer)
Theatre Week (Round 1): N/A
Theatre Week (Round 2): "Human" (The Killers)
Theatre Week (Round 3): "Sober" (P!nk)
Top 24: "Cryin' Shame" (Diesel)
Wildcard: "I Do Not Hook Up" (Kelly Clarkson)
Top 12: "Light Surrounding You" (Evermore)
Top 11: "Misery Business" (Paramore)
Top 10: "Leave (Get Out)" (JoJo)
Top 9: "Dancing in the Dark" (Bruce Springsteen)
Top 8: "Funhouse" (Pink)
Top 7: "Tainted Love" (Gloria Jones)
Top 6: "These Days" (Powderfinger)
Top 6: "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (Frankie Valli)
Top 5: "Somebody Told Me" (The Killers)
Top 5: "Stone Cold Sober" (Paloma Faith)
Top 4: "I Don't Care" (Fall Out Boy)
Top 4: "Heavy Cross" (Gossip)
Top 3: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" (The Verve)
Top 3: "New Sensation" (INXS)
Top 3: "One" (U2)
Top 2: "For Once in My Life" (Stevie Wonder)
Top 2: "UFO" (Sneaky Sound System)
Top 2: "Don't Stop the Music" (Rihanna)
Top 2: "Good Day" (Winner's Single) – Runner up

James Johnston[edit]

James Johnston (born 26 November 1990) is an 19-year-old from Wingham, New South Wales. He was a part of Starstruck in 2005, performing in front of thousands. He prefers the acoustic/rock style of music.

Audition: "Your Body Is a Wonderland" by John Mayer
Theatre Week (Round 1): "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the show Carousel
Theatre Week (Round 2): N/A
Theatre Week (Round 3): "No Such Thing" John Mayer
Top 24: "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
Top 12: "How to Save a Life" The Fray
Top 11: "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" Fall Out Boy
Top 10: "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" Train
Top 9: "The Power of Love" Huey Lewis and the News
Top 8: "Who Knew" P!nk
Top 7: "Fever" Peggy Lee
Top 6: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Queen
Top 6: "You'll Never Walk Alone" (from the show Carousel)
Top 5: "Mercy" (Duffy)
Top 5: "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon)
Top 4: "Daughters" By John Mayer
Top 4: "This Is How a Heart Breaks" (Rob Thomas)
Top 3: "More Than Words" (Extreme)
Top 3: "Hold the Line" (Toto)
Top 3: "Learn to Fly" (Foo Fighters) – Eliminated on November, 15

Nathan Brake[edit]

Nathan Brake (born 27 July 1991) is an 18-year-old from Guildford, Sydney. He is a student at the Australian International Performing Arts High School. He is the lead singer of his band, Ackolade. Nathan has since performed at a number of events including the 2009 Melbourne Christmas carols with Ricki Lee Coulter.

Nathan Brake has an unofficial fan site Nathan Nation where upcoming events are mentioned and contains a forum for fans.

Audition: "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen)
Theatre Week (Round 1): "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (The Temptations)
Theatre Week (Round 2): "To the Moon and Back"(Savage Garden)
Theatre Week (Round 3): "We Are the Champions" (Queen)
Top 24: "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John)
Top 12: "Stop and Stare" (OneRepublic)
Top 11: "Second Chance" (Shinedown)
Top 10: "Since U Been Gone" (Kelly Clarkson)
Top 9: "Livin' on a Prayer" (Bon Jovi)
Top 8: "Just Like a Pill" (P!nk)
Top 7: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Duke Ellington)
Top 6: "Thriller" (Michael Jackson)
Top 6: "The Music of the Night" (from the show The Phantom of the Opera)
Top 5: "Makes Me Wonder" (Maroon 5)
Top 5: "Mad World" (Michael Andrews and Gary Jules)
Top 4: "Red" (Daniel Merriweather)
Top 4: "Closer" (Ne-Yo) – Eliminated on November, 8

Toby Moulton[edit]

Toby Moulton is a 30-year-old primary school teacher, born in Melrose, South Australia. He teaches at Star of the Sea primary school in Henley Beach.

Audition: "Exit Music" by Radiohead
Theatre Week (Round 1): N/A
Theatre Week (Round 2): N/A
Theatre Week (Round 3): "Open Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol
Top 24: "Yellow" by Coldplay
Wildcard: "With or Without You" by U2
Top 12: "Creep" by Radiohead
Top 11: "Starlight" by Muse
Top 10: "Take on Me" by a-ha
Top 9: "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
Top 8: "Please Don't Leave Me" by P!nk
Top 7: "My Way" by Frank Sinatra
Top 6: "Exit Music (For a Film)" by Radiohead
Top 6: "Somebody to Love" by Queen
Top 5: "Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis
Top 5: "Politik" by ColdplayWithdrew on November, 1

Kate Cook[edit]

Kate Cook is a 26-year-old from Lowood, Queensland. She works as a meat cutter at an abattoir. Her mother, who is her biggest musical influence, committed suicide when Kate was 16. Kate wrote her first single release about her mother, "Make You Stay" (released independently and available to Australian radio in April 2010).

Audition: "Make You Stay" (own composition)
Theatre Week (Round 1): N/A
Theatre Week (Round 2): N/A
Theatre Week (Round 3): "Hard Workin' Man" by Brooks & Dunn
Top 24: "Your Mama Don't Dance" by Poison
Top 12: "Stuck in the Middle" by Stealers Wheel
Top 11: "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet
Top 10: "Landslide" by Dixie Chicks
Top 9: "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" by Billy Ocean
Top 8: "Trouble" by P!nk
Top 7: "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles
Top 6: "Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks
Top 6: "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty SpringfieldEliminated on October, 25

Kim Cooper[edit]

Kim Cooper (born 29 November 1987) is a 21-year-old born in Melbourne. At age 17, she moved to Townsville, Queensland, after her father was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. She works in fashion retail.

Audition: "Like It Loud" by Cassie Davis
Theatre Week (Round 1): "Sorry" by Maria Mena
Theatre Week (Round 2): "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon
Theatre Week (Round 3): "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood
Top 24: "Waking Up in Vegas" by Katy Perry
Top 12: "Best of You" by Foo Fighters
Top 11: "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick
Top 10: "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga
Top 9: "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by Kim Wilde
Top 8: "Family Portrait" by P!nk
Top 7: "The Man I Love" by Ella FitzgeraldEliminated on October, 18

Scott Newnham[edit]

Scott Newnham is a 20-year-old from Melbourne. He works as a bricklayer, and before Idol, had never sung in front of another person except his best friend.

Audition: "You Give Me Something" by James Morrison
Theatre Week (Round 1): "Elevator Love" by Guy Sebastian
Theatre Week (Round 2): "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson
Theatre Week (Round 3): "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder
Top 24: "Run It!" by Chris Brown
Top 12: "Come Together" by The Beatles
Top 11: "American Woman" by The Guess Who
Top 10: "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal
Top 9: "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind & Fire
Top 8: "So What" by P!nkEliminated on October, 11

Tim Johnston[edit]

Tim Johnston (born in 1981) is a 28-year-old from Newcastle, New South Wales. He auditioned for The X Factor, Series 5, while living in the United Kingdom. He advanced to the bootcamp round, but failed to make the cut for the Visit to the Judges' houses. He works as a barista.

Audition: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
Theatre Week (Round 1): "Angels" by Robbie Williams
Theatre Week (Round 2): N/A
Theatre Week (Round 3): N/A
Top 24: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" by Stevie Wonder
Wildcard: "Yesterday" by The Beatles
Top 12: "Halo" by Beyoncé
Top 11: "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones
Top 10: "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around" by Justin Timberlake
Top 9: "Heaven" by Bryan AdamsEliminated on October, 4

Sabrina Batshon[edit]

Performing Michael Jacksons Earth Song for Australian Idol Season 7

Sabrina Batshon (born 26 October 1984) is an Australian born singer, songwriter and actor from Rhodes, Sydney. She began singing and dancing at the age of two at the Johnny Young Talent School. She had roles on Australian television including Water Rats, G.P. and Home and Away. She won several talent quests including the McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge. In 2000, she sang with The Australian Girls Choir and Paulini for the Qantas campaign CD, The Spirit of Australia.[18] She was understudy to Nikki Webster as Dorothy in a 2000/2001 stage performance of The Wizard of Oz and was cast as the 'Little Girl' in the 2001 production of The Witches of Eastwick (musical) in Melbourne. She attended the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and was named in November 2004 in Parliament by Andrew Refshauge as being one of Australia's best singers.[19] During 2005 and early 2009 Batshon experienced chronic depression, agoraphobia and panic attacks, and was admitted to hospital. Producer Stephen Tate said speaking "openly and honestly" about depression was the way forward for the media and community.[20]

Audition: "Nature Boy" by Nat King Cole
Theatre Week (Round 1): "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles
Theatre Week (Round 2): "When I Fall in Love" by Nat King Cole
Theatre Week (Round 3): "Help" by The Beatles
Top 24: "Hush Hush" by The Pussycat Dolls
Top 12: "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson
Top 11: "Numb" by Linkin Park
Top 10: "When Love Takes Over" by David GuettaEliminated on September, 27

Casey Barnes[edit]

Main article: Casey Barnes

Casey Barnes is a 30-year-old father born in Tasmania. At a young age he became blind in his right eye after an infection. He has opened for Bryan Adams and played alongside Eskimo Joe, Vanessa Amorosi and Diesel during his career.

Audition: "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor
Theatre Week (Round 1): N/A
Theatre Week (Round 2): "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John
Theatre Week (Round 3): N/A
Top 24: "Her Diamonds" by Rob Thomas
Wildcard: "Never Say Never (Don't Let Me Go)" by The Fray
Top 12: "On My Mind" by Powderfinger
Top 11: "I'm Not Over" by Carolina LiarEliminated on September, 20

Ashleigh Toole[edit]

Ashleigh Toole is an 18-year-old from the Central Coast, New South Wales. A student, she grew up performing in multiple music festivals with her family.

Audition: "Nobody Knows" by Pink
Theatre Week (Round 1): "I Wanna Be Your Everything" by Vanessa Amorosi
Theatre Week (Round 2): "Angels" by Robbie Williams
Theatre Week (Round 3): "River Deep - Mountain High" by Ike & Tina Turner
Top 24: "Hurt" by Christina Aguilera
Top 12: "Miss Independent" by Kelly ClarksonEliminated on September, 13

Grand Final Performances[edit]

No. Performer(s) Title
1 Top 12 Don't Stop Me Now
2 Michael Bublé with Hayley and Stan Feeling Good
3 Wes Carr and Ian Moss Beat It
4 Top 12 Girls When Love Takes Over
5 Mika Rain & We Are Golden
6 Ricki-Lee Coulter Hear No, See No, Speak No
7 Top 12 Guys Take Back the City
8 Guy Sebastian & Jordin Sparks Art of Love
9 Michael Bublé Cry Me A River
10 Hayley Warner Funhouse
11 Stan Walker It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
12 Stan Walker Black Box

Elimination chart[edit]

Females Males Top 24 Top 12 Wild Card Winner
Did Not Perform Safe Safe First Safe Last Eliminated
Stage: Semi-Finals Wild Card Finals
Week: 24/8 25/8 26/8 27/8 30/8 6/9 13/9 20/9 27/9 4/10 11/10 18/10 25/10 1/11 8/11 15/11
Place Contestant Result
1 Stan Walker Top 12 Bottom 2 Winner
2 Hayley Warner Wild Card Top 12 Bottom 2 Bottom 2 Runner-up
3 James Johnston Top 12 Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Bottom 3 Elim Elim
4 Nathan Brake Top 12 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
5 Toby Moulton Wild Card Top 12 WD
6 Kate Cook Top 12 Bottom 3 Elim
7 Kim Cooper Top 12 Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Elim
8 Scott Newnham Top 12 Bottom 2 Elim
9 Tim Johnston Wild Card Top 12 Bottom 3 Elim
10 Sabrina Batshon Top 12 Bottom 2 Elim
11 Casey Barnes Wild Card Top 12 Bottom 2 Elim
12 Ashleigh Toole Top 12 Elim
Wild Card Lucie Johnson Wild Card Elim
Aliqua Mao Wild Card
Tenielle Muslin Wild Card
Lauren Street Wild Card
Ed Zaidan Wild Card
Semi-Final 3 Nicole Banks Elim
Jason Bartlett
Daniel Raso
Semi-Final 2 Adam Eckersley Elim
Marijana Topalovic
Semi-Final 1 Jamila Ioane Elim
Seth Drury
  • All four remaining contestants from Semi-Final No. 4 were selected for the Wildcard show
  • Toby Moulton withdrew from the competition, keeping original eliminee James Johnston in the competition.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Overall national viewers, numbers in brackets indicate nightly ratings position.

References[edit]

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  6. ^ Knox, David (7 September 2009). "Week 37". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (14 September 2009). "Week 38". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  8. ^ Knox, David (21 September 2009). "Week 39". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  9. ^ Knox, David (28 September 2009). "Week 40". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
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  18. ^ Racks and Tags – CD Information
  19. ^ Parliament of New South Wales – Full Day Hansard Transcript (Legislative Assembly, 16 November 2004, Corrected Copy)
  20. ^ Daily Telegraph

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Season 6 (2008)
Australian Idol
Season 7 (2009)
Succeeded by
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show axed