List of The X Factor (Australia) finalists
The X Factor is an Australian television reality music competition that first aired in 2005. 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). Each category was mentored by Mark Holden, Kate Ceberano and John Reid. From season two onwards, the 16-24s category was split into separate male and female sections, making four categories in all: Under 25 Boys, Under 25 Girls, Over 25s and Groups. The judging panel was replaced by Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Natalie Imbruglia and Kyle Sandilands. In season three, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Mel B joined the judging panel as replacements for Imbruglia and Sandilands. Dannii Minogue and Redfoo replaced Mel B and Sebastian in the fifth season. 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). 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.
- – Winner
- – Runner-up
- – 3rd place
- – Disqualified
|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|
|Luke and Joel||2||Groups||Guy Sebastian||5th|
|Sally Chatfield||2||Under 25 Girls||Natalie Imbruglia||Runner-up|
|Altiyan Childs||2||Over 25s||Ronan Keating||Winner|
|Chris Doe||2||Under 25 Boys||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Younger Than Yesterday||6||Groups||Dannii Minogue||12th|
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