The X Factor (Australia series 2)

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The X Factor
Season 2
Broadcast from 30 August 2010 –
22 November 2010
Judges Ronan Keating
Natalie Imbruglia
Guy Sebastian
Kyle Sandilands
Host(s) Luke Jacobz
Natalie Garonzi
Broadcaster Seven Network
Winner:
Altiyan Childs
Altiyan Childs.jpg
Song "Somewhere in the World"
Runner-up
Sally Chatfield
Chronology
2010

The X Factor is an Australian television reality music competition, based on the original UK series, to find new singing talent; the winner of which receives a recording contract with record label Sony Music Australia.[1] The second series premiered on the Seven Network on 30 August 2010[2] and ended on 22 November 2010.[3] The winner was Altiyan Childs and his debut single "Somewhere in the World" was released after the final.[3] Childs was mentored throughout by Ronan Keating, who won as mentor for the first time. The series was presented by Luke Jacobz, while spin-off show The Xtra Factor was hosted by Natalie Garonzi on 7Two. The show was originally to be hosted by actor Matthew Newton, however, he was forced to withdraw as host during production after an altercation with his former girlfriend Rachael Taylor and re-admitting himself to rehab. Keating, Natalie Imbruglia, Kyle Sandilands and Guy Sebastian joined the judging panel as replacements for former judges, Mark Holden, Kate Ceberano and John Reid.

The competition was split into several stages: auditions, bootcamp, judges' houses and live shows. Auditions took place throughout May and June 2010. After the auditions was bootcamp, where successful acts were split into four categories: Under 25 Boys[4] (male soloists aged 16 to 24), Under 25 Girls[4] (female soloists aged 16 to 24), Over 25s (soloists aged 25 and over) and Groups. Each judge was given a category to mentor and had to decide on their twelve acts after day two, and their six acts after day two. Special guest judges, including Havana Brown, Rebecca Batties, Mark Plunkett and Rai Thistlethwayte were brought in to help the judges decide their acts. Following bootcamp, was the judges' houses stage, where each of the judges reduced their six acts to three, with help from more guest judges, including Kelly Rowland, Sir Richard Branson, Boyzone, Snoop Dogg and Usher. The live shows began on 19 September 2010.

The second series had sparked controversy, including Childs' disappearance from the show and claims of a clash between the Girls. The grand final decider was watched by 1.83 million people, making it the highest rated television episode of the series.

Background and development[edit]

Natalie Imbruglia (pictured first) Guy Sebastian (pictured second), Ronan Keating (pictured third) and Kyle Sandilands (pictured fourth) were the judges for the second season of The X Factor.

On 16 May 2010, it was announced that the Seven Network would relaunch The X Factor with Natalie Imbruglia, Guy Sebastian, Ronan Keating and Kyle Sandilands confirmed as the four judges.[5] The X Factor first screened on Network Ten in 2005, but was canceled after the first series due to poor ratings.[5] Seven Network's head of programming, Tim Worner, said the "time was right" to relaunch the show, given Network Ten's decision to cancel Australian Idol.[5] He explained: "We felt that there's no big light event shows around and that this is the best of them ... We've seen what Australia's Got Talent has done in heavy traffic and feel it's the right opportunity for the show."[5]

Following the announcement, actors Hugh Sheridan, Axle Whitehead and television presenter Darren McMullen were rumoured to be in consideration to host The X Factor.[5] However, on 30 May 2010, it was confirmed that actor Matthew Newton was the host.[1] On 22 August, it was revealed that Newton had to withdraw as the host of the show after an altercation in Rome with his now ex-girlfriend Rachael Taylor.[6] Newton flew from Rome to Dublin, where he was to film segments for The X Factor with Keating.[6] However, he was escorted back to Australia by a producer of the show after they decided he was in no state to film.[6] He was then checked into Wentworthville's Northside West Clinic.[7] On 23 August, it was announced that actor Luke Jacobz would take over as host and all original audition footage with Newton was removed with footage of Jacobz being shot instead.[8][9] On 28 August 2010, it was announced that radio presenter Natalie Garonzi would host the spin-off show The Xtra Factor on 7Two.[10]

Selection process[edit]

Auditions[edit]

Audition city Dates[11] Venue
Perth 30–31 May 2010 Perth Convention Exhibition Centre
Adelaide 2 June 2010 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Melbourne 5–7 June 2010 Caulfield Racecourse
Sydney 12–14 June 2010 Australia Technology Park
Brisbane 19–20 June 2010 Suncorp Piazza

Bootcamp[edit]

The bootcamp stage of the competition began on 25 June 2010 in the Big Top at Luna Park, Sydney. This stage of the competition was first broadcast on 5 and 6 September 2010. In this stage, each judge was first given a category to mentor and had to decide on their top twelve acts after day one and their top six acts after day two. Sandilands was given the Under 25 Boys, Imbruglia was given the Under 25 Girls, Keating had the Over 25s and Sebastian was given the Groups category.

During bootcamp, the judges were assisted by musical artists who helped them choose their twelve acts. Havana Brown assisted with the Boys, MTV Australia CEO Rebecca Batties assisted with the Girls, Keating's manager Mark Plunkett with the Over 25s and Rai Thistlethwayte for the Groups category.[12][13]

The 24 successful acts were:

  • Under 25 Boys: Thomas TJ Alcaniz, Darcy Callus, Chris Doe, Andrew Lawson, Mitchell Smith, George Walter
  • Under 25 Girls: Ashlee Bellchambers, Sally Chatfield, Samantha Clarke, India-Rose Madderom, Alice McDermott, Hayley Teal
  • Over 25s: Altiyan Childs, Amanda Grafanakis, Max Jahufer, James McNally, Tony Munnings, Olivia Robins
  • Groups: Jahmakn It Funky, Kharizma, Lazy J & Big Guy, Luke & Joel, Mahogany, The Real Sisters

Judges' Houses[edit]

The final round of the selection process, the judges' houses, saw the judges reduce their six acts to three. Each judge took their six acts to exclusive locations around the world to experience the life of a superstar, introduce them to international artists and set the stage to inspire them to give the performance of a lifetime. Sandilands' Under 25 Boys travelled to New York, where they were assisted by Kelly Rowland. Imbruglia's Under 25 Girls travelled to Necker Island to meet Richard Branson, while Keating's Over 25s visited his home town of Dublin, where they met up with his Boyzone bandmates. Sebastian's Groups travelled to Los Angeles, where he was assisted by rapper Snoop Dogg. While there, Sebastian had chosen Mahogany as one of his three acts, but was still unsure on who the other two acts should be. Sebastian and the groups then travelled to New York, where he was assisted by Usher.

Summary of judges' houses
Judge Category Location Assistant Contestants eliminated
Sandilands Under 25 Boys[4] New York Kelly Rowland Thomas TJ Alcaniz, Darcy Callus, George Walter
Imbruglia Under 25 Girls[4] Necker Island Richard Branson Ashlee Bellchambers, Samantha Clarke, Alice McDermott
Keating Over 25s Dublin Boyzone Max Jahufer, Tony Munnings, Olivia Robins
Sebastian Groups Los Angeles and New York City Snoop Dogg and Usher Jahmakn It Funky, Lazy J & Big Guy, The Real Sisters

Finalists and categories[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third Place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Under 25 Boys (Sandilands) Chris Doe Andrew Lawson Mitchell Smith
Under 25 Girls (Imbruglia) Sally Chatfield India-Rose Madderom Hayley Teal
Over 25s (Keating) Altiyan Childs Amanda Grafanakis James McNally
Groups (Sebastian) Kharizma Luke and Joel Mahogany

Live shows[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Contestant announced as safe (no particular order)
     – Contestant in the bottom two and had to perform in the final showdown
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Altiyan Childs Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Sally Chatfield Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
Andrew Lawson Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd
Mahogany Safe Safe Bottom Two Safe Safe Bottom Two Safe 4th 4th Eliminated
(Week 9)
Luke and Joel 11th Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom Two 5th Eliminated
(Week 8)
Hayley Teal Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom Two Eliminated
(Week 7)
India-Rose Madderom Safe Safe Safe Bottom Two 7th Bottom Two Eliminated
(Week 6)
Mitchell Smith Safe Safe Safe Safe 8th Eliminated
(Week 5)
Amanda Grafanakis Safe 10th Safe Bottom Two Eliminated
(Week 4)
Kharizma Safe Safe Bottom Two Eliminated
(Week 3)
James McNally Safe 11th Eliminated
(Week 2)
Chris Doe 12th Eliminated
(Week 1)
Final showdown Chris Doe James McNally Kharizma Amanda Grafanakis Mitchell Smith India-Rose Madderom Hayley Teal Luke and Joel No bottom two/judges' vote; public votes alone decide who is eliminated.
Luke and Joel Amanda Grafanakis Mahogany India-Rose Madderom India-Rose Madderom Mahogany Luke and Joel Mahogany
Keating's vote to eliminate Chris Doe Amanda Grafanakis Kharizma India-Rose Madderom Mitchell Smith India-Rose Madderom Hayley Teal Mahogany
Imbruglia's vote to eliminate Luke and Joel James McNally Kharizma Amanda Grafanakis Mitchell Smith Mahogany Luke and Joel Luke and Joel
Sebastian's vote to eliminate Chris Doe James McNally N/A1 Amanda Grafanakis India-Rose Madderom India-Rose Madderom Hayley Teal Mahogany
Sandilands's vote to eliminate Luke and Joel Amanda Grafanakis Kharizma Amanda Grafanakis India-Rose Madderom2 India-Rose Madderom Hayley Teal Luke and Joel
Eliminated Chris Doe
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
James McNally
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Kharizma
3 of 3 votes
Majority
Amanda Grafanakis
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Mitchell Smith
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
India-Rose Madderom
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Hayley Teal
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Luke and Joel
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Mahogany
Altiyan Childs
Winner
Sally Chatfield
Runner Up
Andrew Lawson
Third place

Notes

  • 1 Sebastian originally was asked to vote, but he deferred his vote to Keating as he "could not send his own act home".
  • 2 Sandilands was not present for this results. As one of his acts (Mitchell Smith) was in the bottom two, a vote for India-Rose Madderom was cast on Sandilands's behalf on the assumption that he would save his own act.

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (19/20 September)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Luke & Joel 1 "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" Bottom two
Hayley Teal 2 "Bust Your Windows" Safe
Chris Doe 3 "Already Gone" Bottom two
Amanda Grafanakis 4 "Closer" Safe
Kharizma 5 "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" Safe
Mitchell Smith 6 "Umbrella" Safe
James McNally 7 "With a Little Help from My Friends" Safe
Sally Chatfield 8 "Red" Safe
Mahogany 9 "Whataya Want from Me" Safe
Andrew Lawson 10 "Don't Stop the Music" Safe
India-Rose Madderom 11 "Battlefield" Safe
Altiyan Childs 12 "Hey, Soul Sister" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song Result
Luke & Joel 1 "Fix You" Safe
Chris Doe 2 "Stop and Stare" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Imbruglia: Luke & Joel – gave no reason
  • Keating: Chris Doe – gave no reason
  • Sebastian: Chris Doe – backed his own act, Luke & Joel
  • Sandilands: Luke & Joel – backed his own act, Chris Doe

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Doe received the fewest votes and was eliminated.

Week 2 (26/27 September)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song (Musical hero) Result
Sally Chatfield 1 "Bring Me to Life" (Evanescence) Safe
Altiyan Childs 2 "Kiss" (Prince) Safe
Mitchell Smith 3 "Baby" (Justin Bieber) Safe
Mahogany 4 "Lady Marmalade" (Labelle) Safe
Hayley Teal 5 "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
Andrew Lawson 6 "Wherever You Will Go" (The Calling) Safe
Amanda Grafanakis 7 "The Voice Within" (Christina Aguilera) Bottom two
Luke & Joel 8 "Little Lion Man" (Mumford and Sons) Safe
India-Rose Madderom 9 "One" (U2) Safe
James McNally 10 "Maggie May" (Rod Stewart) Bottom two
Kharizma 11 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Beyoncé) Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song Result
Amanda Grafanakis 1 "Wonderwall" Safe
James McNally 2 "Let's Stay Together" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Imbruglia: James McNally – commented that neither should be in the bottom two
  • Sebastian: James McNally – based it on their last performance
  • Sandilands: Amanda Grafanakis – mentioned she should be in the bottom two (earlier)
  • Keating: Amanda Grafanakis – had to send to deadlock, as he "could not send his own act home"

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. McNally received the fewest votes and was eliminated.

Week 3 (3/4 October)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Hayley Teal 1 "River Deep – Mountain High" Safe
Andrew Lawson 2 "(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name" Safe
Kharizma 3 "I'll Stand by You" Bottom two
India-Rose Madderom 4 "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" Safe
Altiyan Childs 5 "The Lady in Red" Safe
Luke & Joel 6 "Smooth Criminal" Safe
Sally Chatfield 7 "You're the Voice" Safe
Mitchell Smith 8 "To Be with You" Safe
Mahogany 9 "Time After Time" Bottom two
Amanda Grafanakis 10 "Vogue" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song Result
Kharizma 1 "The Climb" Eliminated
Mahogany 2 "Footprints in the Sand" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Imbruglia: Kharizma – commented that neither should be in the bottom two but based decision on final performance.
  • Sandilands: Kharizma – Felt Kharizma had stalled while Mahogany continued to grow.
  • Sebastian: Deferred his decision to Keating believing he should be the last to vote as he "could not send his own act home"
  • Keating: Kharizma – Based on final performance and comments made at beginning of the show.

As Kharizma received three votes from the other judges, Sebastian did not cast a vote.

Notes
  • Sebastian was absent from the live performance show but was present on the live results show through live telecast, thus eligible to vote if required.

Week 4 (10/11 October)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Result
India-Rose Madderom 1 "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" Bottom two
Andrew Lawson 2 "Heartache Tonight" Safe
Amanda Grafanakis 3 "I Gotta Feeling" Bottom two
Luke & Joel 4 "Hey Ya!" Safe
Sally Chatfield 5 "Don't Stop Me Now" Safe
Mitchell Smith 6 "Forever" Safe
Mahogany 7 "...Baby One More Time" Safe
Altiyan Childs 8 "Livin' on a Prayer" Safe
Hayley Teal 9 "When Love Takes Over" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song Result
India-Rose Madderom 1 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Safe
Amanda Grafanakis 2 "Wind Beneath My Wings" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Imbruglia: Amanda Grafanakis – backed her own act, India-Rose Madderom
  • Sandilands: Amanda Grafanakis – said that he would more likely "invest money" with Madderom
  • Keating: India-Rose Madderom – backed his own act, Amanda Grafanakis
  • Sebastian: Amanda Grafanakis – felt that Madderom was more consistent than Grafanakis in the competition as a whole

Week 5 (17/18 October)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Result
Sally Chatfield 1 "Decode" Safe
Mitchell Smith 2 "Jessie's Girl" Bottom two
Hayley Teal 3 "Whole Lotta Love" Safe
Luke & Joel 4 "Best of You" Safe
Andrew Lawson 5 "Crocodile Rock" Safe
India-Rose Madderom 6 "Iris" Bottom two
Mahogany 7 "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" Safe
Altiyan Childs 8 "Beautiful Day" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song Result
Mitchell Smith 1 "Teenage Dream" Eliminated
India-Rose Madderom 2 "Bitter Sweet Symphony" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Sandilands: India-Rose Madderom – Sandilands was absent from the results show, so his vote was automatically backing his own act, Mitchell Smith.
  • Sebastian: India-Rose Madderom – stated that India-Rose Madderom "had not grown" throughout the competition but admitted Madderom was the better singer of the two.
  • Imbruglia: Mitchell Smith – backed her own act, India-Rose Madderom.
  • Keating: Mitchell Smith – wanted to see the audience's vote.

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Smith received the fewest votes and was eliminated.

Week 6 (24/25 October)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order Song (Film) Result
India-Rose Madderom 1 "Fame" (Fame) Bottom two
Andrew Lawson 2 "Love Is All Around" (Four Weddings and a Funeral) Safe
Sally Chatfield 3 "All by Myself" (Bridget Jones's Diary) Safe
Hayley Teal 4 "Queen of the Night" (The Bodyguard) Safe
Luke & Joel 5 "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Armageddon) Safe
Altiyan Childs 6 "Eye of the Tiger" (Rocky III) Safe
Mahogany 7 "I Say a Little Prayer" (My Best Friend's Wedding) Bottom two
Final showdown details
Act Order Song Result
India-Rose Madderom 1 "You Got the Love" Eliminated
Mahogany 2 "I Want You Back" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Keating: India-Rose Madderom – stated that earlier in the show that he believed this would be her last week on the show.
  • Imbruglia: Mahogany – backed her own act, India-Rose Madderom.
  • Sebastian: India-Rose Madderom – backed his own act, Mahogany.
  • Sandilands: India-Rose Madderom – gave no reason.

Week 7 (31 October/ 1 November)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order Song Result
Altiyan Childs 1 "Summer of '69" Safe
Hayley Teal 2 "California Gurls" Bottom two
Andrew Lawson 3 "Sunday Morning" Safe
Mahogany 4 "Survivor" Safe
Luke & Joel 5 "Wouldn't It Be Nice" Bottom two
Sally Chatfield 6 "Since U Been Gone" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song Result
Hayley Teal 1 "Valerie" Eliminated
Luke & Joel 2 "Where the Streets Have No Name" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Keating: Hayley Teal – said that she lacked "energy and star quality", condradicting comments he made in earlier weeks.
  • Imbruglia: Luke & Joel – backed her own act, Hayley Teal.
  • Sebastian: Hayley Teal – backed his own act, Luke & Joel.
  • Sandilands: Hayley Teal – commented that it was about "who is going to be an icon of Australian music".

Week 8 (7/8 November)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the eighth live show
Act Order Song Result
Luke & Joel 1 "White Noise" Bottom two
Sally Chatfield 2 "Everything I'm Not" Safe
Andrew Lawson 3 "Black and Gold" Safe
Mahogany 4 "The Horses" Bottom two
Altiyan Childs 5 "Never Tear Us Apart" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song Result
Luke & Joel 1 "Human" Eliminated
Mahogany 2 "Stand Up for Love" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Keating: Mahogany – commented that Luke & Joel have what it takes to sell records.
  • Imbruglia: Luke & Joel – gave no reason
  • Sebastian: Mahogany – had to send to deadlock, as he "could not send his own act home"
  • Sandilands: Luke & Joel – gave no reason

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Luke & Joel received the fewest votes and was eliminated.

Week 9 (14/15 November)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the ninth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Andrew Lawson 1 "Uptown Girl" 5 "Somethin' Stupid" Safe
Mahogany 2 "Heaven" 6 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Eliminated
Sally Chatfield 3 "Just Like a Pill" 7 "Beautiful" Safe
Altiyan Childs 4 "The Living Years" 8 "Blaze of Glory" Safe
Notes
  • For the first time this season, each act performed two songs.
  • Also for the first time, there was no final showdown and the act that received the fewest public votes was immediately eliminated.

Week 10 (21/22 November)[edit]

21 November
  • Theme: No theme (songs from the auditions and live shows that the mentor believes will show their true talent); celebrity duets
  • Celebrity duet performers:
Contestants' performances on the tenth live show
Act Order Audition song Order Celebrity duet Order Mentor's favourite Order Winner's single Result
Andrew Lawson 8 "Fly Me To The Moon" 2 "You're Beautiful" 5 "Heartache Tonight" 11 "Somewhere in the World" Third place
Sally Chatfield 4 "Hurt" 10 "Canned Heat" 1 "Don't Stop Me Now" 7 "Somewhere in the World" Runner-up
Altiyan Childs 9 "Sex on Fire" 6 "Don't Change" 12 "Livin' on a Prayer" 3 "Somewhere in the World" Winner
22 November
Contestants' performances on the final live show
Act Order Song Result
Andrew Lawson N/A N/A (already eliminated) Third place
Sally Chatfield 1 "Decode" Runner-up
Altiyan Childs 2 "Beautiful Day" Winner

Reception[edit]

Controversies[edit]

On 18 October 2010, following the live results show, contestant Altiyan Childs disappeared from The X Factor house for almost 24 hours, causing a serious concern for his mentor Keating, who took to Twitter to try and locate where Childs was.[14] Childs later returned at 5 pm the next day.[14] A program producer said that he had "taken some time out to be by himself and slept in a cave on Sydney's northern beaches overnight".[14] On 21 October, Childs spoke with guest host Keating and Jackie O on radio station 2Day FM to set the record straight about his disappearance.[15] He explained: "It kind of hit me randomly at about 2 am that I had to reconnect with part of my sadness, it’s my secret power it’s what drives me through the song and ignites that part of me, it’s got to do with sadness, I needed to go back to somewhere where I felt an intimate romantic thing with an ancient memory and it worked.[15] Childs stayed in a cave on Sydney's Northern Beaches.[15] As he awoke, Childs realised he was supposed to be practising with his mentor Keating.[15] The cave was a special place for Childs and his former fiancee. Their five-year engagement ended in 2002, but the hurt remains and Childs has been celibate since.[15] He explained: "I was broken, a piece of me was broken and I didn't think it was repairable. I'm not used to comfort and compliments because I have never been accepted before. I needed to know what to do with the contentedness and beauty of it all, and I needed that place to do it."[15]

On 25 October 2010 it was revealed that a name-calling cat fight between the Under 25 Girls had occurred during a performance at the Snaparazzi at Riva in St Kilda on 22 October.[16] Contestant India-Rose Madderom was reportedly yelling abuse at contestant Sally Chatfield after the two missed their cues while performing David Guetta's "When Love Takes Over".[16] Chatfield then fired back at Madderom before dissolving in tears.[16] The girls mentor Imbruglia stepped in and reportedly told Madderom "you can't act like this in public" and "you have to be professional."[16]

Ratings[edit]

The premiere episode on 30 August 2010 achieved an audience of 1,186,000 and placed fifth overall for the night,[17] being beaten by A Current Affair's interview with Patty and Bert Newton, the parents of former X Factor host Matthew Newton, about his exit from the show due to his alleged attack on his former girlfriend Rachel Taylor.[18] However, the premiere episode topped its timeslot.[19] The second episode rated higher than the first, peaking at number four with an audience share of 1,482,000.[17] The ratings boost was credited to Seven's top rating show Packed to the Rafters, which topped the night's overall ratings.[20] The first live performance show on 19 September 2010 archived an audience of 1,095,000 and placed eighth overall for the night.[21] The live grand final decider show on 22 November 2010 reached an audience of 1,833,000 and topped the night's overall ratings.[22]

Episode Original airdate Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
rank
Auditions 1 30 August 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.186 5th[17]
Auditions 2 31 August 2010 Tuesday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.482 4th[23]
Auditions 3 1 September 2010 Wednesday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.332 6th[17]
Auditions 4 2 September 2010 Thursday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.336 1st[17]
Bootcamp 1 5 September 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.287 4th[24]
Bootcamp 2 6 September 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.307 3rd[24]
Judges houses 1 12 September 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.074 11th[25]
Judges houses 2 13 September 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.234 5th[25]
Live show 1 19 September 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:30 pm 1.095 8th[21]
Live decider 1 20 September 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 0.978 11th[21]
Live show 2 26 September 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:30 pm 1.054 6th[26]
Live decider 2 27 September 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.126 5th[26]
Live show 3 3 October 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:30 pm 1.115 7th[27]
Live decider 3 4 October 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 0.984 8th[27]
Live show 4 10 October 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.224 4th[28]
Live decider 4 11 October 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.182 4th[29]
Live show 5 17 October 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.081 6th[30]
Live decider 5 18 October 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.056 11th[30]
Live show 6 24 October 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.079 7th[31]
Live decider 6 25 October 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.027 13th[31]
Live show 7 31 October 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.089 6th[32]
Live decider 7 1 November 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.033 11th[32]
Live show 8 7 November 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.248 5th[33]
Live decider 8 8 November 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 0.938 15th[33]
Live show 9 14 November 2010 Sunday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm 1.206 3rd[34]
Live decider 9 15 November 2010 Monday 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 1.119 9th[34]
Live Grand Final show 21 November 2010 Sunday 7.30 pm–9:30 pm 1.374 2nd[22]
Live Grand Final decider 22 November 2010 | Monday 7.30 pm–9:30 pm 1.363 3rd[35]
Winner announced 1.632 1st[35]

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