List of The X Factor (Australia) finalists

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Jason Owen, season four runner-up
Dean Ray, season six runner-up

The X Factor is an Australian television reality music competition that first aired in 2005.[1] As of 2014, there have been six seasons; one on Network Ten and five on the Seven Network. The final round of the competition features a number of solo singers and vocal groups: nine for season one, twelve for seasons two, three, four and five, and thirteen for season six. A total of 71 acts have reached the finals of their seasons. Season three winner Reece Mastin is the most successful contestant from the show, having attained two top-five albums and three number-one singles, with nine platinum and three gold certifications.

During the first season, the finalists were split into three categories: 16-24s (soloists aged 16 to 24), Over 25s (soloists aged 25 and over) and Groups (including duos).[1] Each category was mentored by Mark Holden, Kate Ceberano and John Reid.[2] From season two onwards, the 16-24s category was split into separate male and female sections, making four categories in all: Under 25 Boys,[3] Under 25 Girls,[3] Over 25s and Groups.[4] The judging panel was replaced by Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Natalie Imbruglia and Kyle Sandilands.[5] In season three, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Mel B joined the judging panel as replacements for Imbruglia and Sandilands.[6][7] Dannii Minogue and Redfoo replaced Mel B and Sebastian in the fifth season.[8][9] In season five, the Over 25s category was changed to Over 24s (soloists aged 24 and over), the Under 25 Boys was changed to Under 24 Boys (male soloists aged 14 to 23) and the Under 25 Girls was changed to Under 24 Girls (female soloists aged 14 to 23).[10] Sebastian will return in season seven along with Chris Isaak and James Blunt to replace Keating, Bassingthwaighte and Redfoo.

All four categories have won The X Factor and four of the show's eleven judges have had the winning act in their category. Keating and Sebastian won twice, while Holden and Minogue won once. The judges that did not win were Cerebano, Reid, Imbruglia, Sandilands, Mel B, Bassingthwaighte and Redfoo. Reid, Imbruglia, Bassingthwaighte and Mel B's best performances were second place in 2005, 2010, 2011 (and 2014) and 2012 respectively. Cerebano and Sandilands reached third place in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Redfoo finished fourth in 2014.

Contestants[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – 3rd place
     – Disqualified
Name Season Category Mentor Finished
Kaya 1 Groups Mark Holden 4th
Random 1 Groups Mark Holden Winner
The Brothership 1 Groups Mark Holden 9th
Jacob Butler 1 16-24s Kate Ceberano 6th
Russell Gooley 1 Over 25s John Reid Runner-up
Vincent Harder 1 16-24s Kate Ceberano 3rd
Roslynn Mahe 1 Over 25s John Reid 5th
Gemma Purdy 1 16-24s Kate Ceberano 7th
Janie Shrapnel 1 Over 25s John Reid 8th
Kharizma 2 Groups Guy Sebastian 10th
Luke and Joel 2 Groups Guy Sebastian 5th
Mahogany 2 Groups Guy Sebastian 4th
Sally Chatfield 2 Under 25 Girls[3] Natalie Imbruglia Runner-up
Altiyan Childs 2 Over 25s Ronan Keating Winner
Chris Doe 2 Under 25 Boys[3] Kyle Sandilands 12th
Amanda Grafanakis 2 Over 25s Ronan Keating 9th
Andrew Lawson 2 Under 25 Boys Kyle Sandilands 3rd
India-Rose Madderom 2 Under 25 Girls Natalie Imbruglia 7th
James McNally 2 Over 25s Ronan Keating 11th
Mitchell Smith 2 Under 25 Boys Kyle Sandilands 8th
Hayley Teal 2 Under 25 Girls Natalie Imbruglia 6th
Audio Vixen 3 Groups Ronan Keating 9th
Three Wishez 3 Groups Ronan Keating 4th
Young Men Society 3 Groups Ronan Keating 8th
Tyla Bertolli 3 Under 25 Girls Mel B 11th
Mitchell Callaway 3 Over 25s Natalie Bassingthwaighte 7th
Cleo Howman 3 Over 25s Natalie Bassingthwaighte 12th
Reece Mastin 3 Under 25 Boys Guy Sebastian Winner
Jacqui Newland 3 Under 25 Girls Mel B 10th
Christina Parie 3 Under 25 Girls Mel B 6th
Johnny Ruffo 3 Under 25 Boys Guy Sebastian 3rd
Declan Sykes 3 Under 25 Boys Guy Sebastian 5th
Andrew Wishart 3 Over 25s Natalie Bassingthwaighte Runner-up
Fourtunate 4 Groups Ronan Keating 7th
The Collective 4 Groups Ronan Keating 3rd
What About Tonight 4 Groups Ronan Keating 11th
Josh Brookes 4 Under 25 Boys Mel B Disqualified 12th[A]
Bella Ferraro 4 Under 25 Girls Natalie Bassingthwaighte 4th
Shiane Hawke 4 Under 25 Girls Natalie Bassingthwaighte 5th
Samantha Jade 4 Over 25s Guy Sebastian Winner
Adil Memon 4 Under 25 Boys Mel B 13th
Carmelo Munzone 4 Under 25 Boys Mel B 9th
Jason Owen 4 Under 25 Boys Mel B Runner-up
Justin Standley 4 Over 25s Guy Sebastian 10th
Angel Tupai 4 Under 25 Girls Natalie Bassingthwaighte 8th
Nathaniel Willemse 4 Over 25s Guy Sebastian 6th
Adira–Belle 5 Groups Natalie Bassingthwaighte 12th
JTR 5 Groups Natalie Bassingthwaighte 7th
Omar Dean 5 Under 24 Boys Ronan Keating 6th
Third Degree 5 Groups Natalie Bassingthwaighte 4th
Taylor Henderson 5 Under 24 Boys Ronan Keating Runner-up
Joelle Hadjia 5 Under 24 Girls Redfoo 8th
Dami Im 5 Over 24s Dannii Minogue Winner
Ellie Lovegrove 5 Under 24 Girls Redfoo 9th
Barry Southgate 5 Over 24s Dannii Minogue 10th
Jiordan Tolli 5 Under 24 Girls Redfoo 5th
Cat Vas 5 Over 24s Dannii Minogue 11th
Jai Waetford 5 Under 24 Boys Ronan Keating 3rd
Brothers3 6 Groups Dannii Minogue 3rd
Sydnee Carter 6 Under 25 Girls Ronan Keating 9th
Reigan Derry 6 Over 25s Redfoo 4th
Jason Heerah 6 Over 25s Redfoo 6th
Adrien Nookadu 6 Under 25 Boys Natalie Bassingthwaighte 11th
Rochelle Pitt 6 Over 25s Redfoo 8th
Marlisa Punzalan 6 Under 25 Girls Ronan Keating Winner
Dean Ray 6 Under 25 Boys Natalie Bassingthwaighte Runner-up
Caitlyn Shadbolt 6 Under 25 Girls Ronan Keating 5th
Tee 6 Under 25 Boys Natalie Bassingthwaighte 7th
Trill 6 Groups Dannii Minogue 13th
XOX 6 Groups Dannii Minogue 10th
Younger Than Yesterday 6 Groups Dannii Minogue 12th

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Josh Brookes was disqualified when it was revealed that he "behaved in an inappropriate manner" on social media.[11] He was later replaced by Carmelo Munzone.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tuohy, Wendy (3 February 2011). "Looking for that certain something". The Age (Fairfax Media). Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "R&B group wins X Factor". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 15 May 2005. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Season 5, Episode 7: Super bootcamp". The X Factor Australia. 11 August 2013. Seven Network. 
  4. ^ "How It Works". The X Factor (Australia). Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 23 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Vickery, Colin (14 May 2005). "Channel 7 to resurrect The X Factor, with Kyle Sandilands hosting". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (27 April 2011). "Mel B confirmed as X Factor judge". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Davies, Rebecca (6 May 2011). "Bassingthwaighte confirmed as 'X Factor' judge". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi Médias. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Knox, David (12 April 2013). "Dannii Minogue joins The X Factor Australia". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Redfoo follows his X instincts". The Sunday Telegraph (News Limited). 21 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Adams, Cameron (21 August 2013). "X Factor reveals final Top 12 to perform at live shows". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Pearson, Nick (20 September 2012). "X Factor contestant Josh Brookes disqualified". Ninemsn. Nine Entertainment Co. & Microsoft. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Knox, David (26 September 2012). "Carmelo returns to The X Factor". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 

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