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The X Factor
Season 5
Broadcast from 29 July 2013 –
28 October 2013
Judges Ronan Keating
Natalie Bassingthwaighte
Redfoo
Dannii Minogue
Host(s) Luke Jacobz
Broadcaster Seven Network
Winner:
Dami Im
Dami Im.jpg
Origin Daisy Hill, Queensland
Song "Alive"
Genre(s) Pop, soul
Runner-up
Taylor Henderson
Chronology
2013

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 Sony Music Australia recording contract and a management deal.[1] The fifth season premiered on the Seven Network on 29 July 2013 and ended on 28 October 2013.[2][3] The winner was Dami Im and her winner's single "Alive" was released after the final.[3] Im was mentored throughout by Dannii Minogue, who won as mentor for the first time.[3] The show was presented by Luke Jacobz, and Ronan Keating and Natalie Bassingthwaighte returned as judges. Minogue and Redfoo joined the judging panel as replacements for former judges, Mel B and Guy Sebastian.

Open auditions in front of the show's producers took place in 14 cities throughout December 2012 and January 2013. The last set of auditions, in front of the judges and a live studio audience, were filmed in April. Following auditions was super bootcamp, where Keating, Minogue and Redfoo worked together and collectively chose 24 acts (six from each category). Bassingthwaighte did not attend the Sydney auditions and bootcamp because she was pregnant at the time and was advised not to fly from her home in Melbourne. During bootcamp, 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). Bassingthwaighte returned for the home visits stage, and each judge reduced their six acts to three. They were also assisted by guest mentors Jon Bon Jovi, will.i.am, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Osbourne and Sebastian.

The live shows, which began on 25 August 2013, returned to Sunday and Monday nights as seen in season two. This was a change of format from seasons three and four, in which the live shows were broadcast on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Judges[edit]

In February 2013, it was reported that Guy Sebastian would not be returning for the fifth season, due to tour commitments and to focus on a music career in the United States.[4] It was also reported that Mel B was not returning, due to visa troubles in Australia and her commitments with America's Got Talent.[5][6] The following month, Ronan Keating confirmed in an interview with News Limited that both judges had left.[7] Following their departures, American recording artist Redfoo and former X Factor UK judges Dannii Minogue and Sharon Osbourne were rumoured to be in the running to join the panel.[8][9] Minogue was announced as Mel B's replacement on 12 April.[10] The Sunday Telegraph confirmed on 21 April that Redfoo would be Sebastian's replacement.[11]

Redfoo was offered the opportunity to join the judging panel during his visit to Australia for the 2013 Australian Open, where he was supporting girlfriend and then-World number-one Victoria Azarenka.[12] The producers later visited his recording studio in Hollywood and explained to him what The X Factor is about.[12] In an interview with The West Australian, Redfoo said "they basically explained the show because I didn't know if I wanted to just be a judge. And they said 'Wait a second, wait a second, no it's not just judging, that's just to pick your team. Then you're really a mentor, you're going to be mentoring a category.' Then they said 'You can be a winner too.'"[13] Minogue revealed to The Daily Telegraph that she was offered many other TV roles but chose to join The X Factor because she had always been a fan of the Australian version.[14]

Selection process[edit]

Auditions[edit]

Open auditions in front of the show's producers began in December 2012 and ended in January 2013.[15] These auditions took place in 14 cities.[15] Online and DVD auditions were also introduced into the season for those who could not attend the open auditions.[16] The auditionees chosen by the producers were then invited back to the last set of auditions that took place in front of the judges and a live studio audience. These auditions were filmed at Allphones Arena in Sydney on 21, 22 and 23 April,[17] and at Hisense Arena in Melbourne on 28, 29 and 30 April.[18] Natalie Bassingthwaighte did not attend the Sydney auditions because she was pregnant at the time and was advised not to fly from her home in Melbourne.[13][19]

Super bootcamp[edit]

The super bootcamp stage of the competition was filmed at The Star casino in Pyrmont, New South Wales.[20] Bassingthwaighte did not attend because she was on maternity leave.[20] The first day of bootcamp saw the judges split the 150 acts into four categories: Under 25 Boys, Under 25 Girls, Over 25s and Groups.[20] Each act performed one song in front of their entire category and the judges.[20] At the end of the day, the judges sent home 75 acts.[20] On the second day, the remaining acts were put into ensembles of 10 and were each given a song which they had to learn and perform for the judges.[20] Season four winner Samantha Jade helped each ensemble with stage presence and choreography.[20] The judges sent home more acts, but called back some rejected soloists from the Boys and Girls categories to form three supergroups – a boy band (consisting of Fabian Andres, Zac Hakos, Jayden Rodrigues and Nick Tabone), girl group (consisting of Jessica Kent, Dina Knoweiss, Rebecca Quinn and Carla Wehbe) and mixed group (consisting of Kelebek, Jacinta Gulisano and Jordan Rodrigues).[21] On the third day, the remaining 50 acts each individually performed one song to the judges and a live audience of one thousand.[21] After the performances, the judges narrowed down the acts to 24. Redfoo suggested that the Over 25s category be changed to Over 24s.[22] The Boys and Girls categories then comprised singers aged 14 to 23, rather than 14 to 24.[22] The judges removed Zac Hakos from the boy band because they felt his heart was not in the group.[22]

The 24 successful acts were:

  • Under 24 Boys: Georgie Bannard, Omar Dean, Taylor Henderson, Mitchell Thompson, Ofisa "Tee" Toleafoa, Jai Waetford
  • Under 24 Girls: Joelle Hadjia, Ellie Lovegrove, Georgina Mastin, Riv Ngwenya, Jiordan Tolli, Vendulka Wichta
  • Over 24s: Tyler Hudson, Dami Im, Michael Ross, Barry Southgate, Gemma Thorpe, Cat Vas
  • Groups: Adira–Belle, Boy Band, Girl Group, JTR, Straight Up, Third Degree

Matt Gresham had originally been put through to Home Visits in the Over 24s category but decided he could not commit to the competition and was replaced by Dami Im.[23]

Home visits[edit]

The home visits round was filmed in June 2013[24][25] and saw the remaining 24 acts travel to exclusive locations around the world to find out which judge would become their mentor. The judges received news of their categories from The X Factor creator Simon Cowell by telephone.[23] The Over 24s travelled to New York City and were assigned to Dannii Minogue, the Groups travelled to Sir Richard Branson's Makepeace Island in Sunshine Coast, Queensland and were assigned to Natalie Bassingthwaighte, the Under 24 Boys travelled to Los Angeles and were assigned to Ronan Keating, and the Under 24 Girls travelled to London and were assigned to Redfoo.[23] The first day of home visits saw each act having a private mentoring session with their mentor, ahead of their solo performance in front of their mentor and guest mentor the next day.[23] Redfoo was assisted by Jon Bon Jovi during the mentoring sessions for the Under 24 Girls.[23]

On the second day, each judge was given a guest mentor to help them decide their final three acts. Bassingthwaighte was assisted by former X Factor judge Guy Sebastian, Redfoo was assisted by will.i.am, Keating was assisted by Kelly Osbourne (who replaced Miley Cyrus due to laryngitis)[25] and Minogue was assisted by her older sister Kylie.[26][27] It was the first time in 26 years that Dannii and Kylie had worked together on Australian television since Young Talent Time.[14]

Summary of home visits
Judge Category Location Assistant(s) Contestants eliminated
Keating Under 24 Boys Los Angeles Kelly Osbourne Georgie Bannard, Mitchell Thompson, Ofisa "Tee" Toleafoa
Redfoo Under 24 Girls London Jon Bon Jovi and will.i.am Georgina Mastin, Riv Ngwenya, Vendulka Wichta
Minogue Over 24s New York City Kylie Minogue Tyler Hudson, Michael Ross, Gemma Thorpe
Bassingthwaighte Groups Makepeace Island Guy Sebastian Boy Band, Girl Group, Straight Up

Finalists and categories[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third Place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Under 24 Boys (Keating) Omar Dean Taylor Henderson Jai Waetford
Under 24 Girls (Redfoo) Joelle Hadjia Ellie Lovegrove Jiordan Tolli
Over 24s (Minogue) Dami Im Barry Southgate Cat Vas
Groups (Bassingthwaighte) Adira–Belle JTR Third Degree

Live shows[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Colour key
     – Contestant was announced as safe
     – Contestant in the bottom two and had to perform again in the final showdown
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Dami Im Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Taylor Henderson Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd Runner-Up
Jai Waetford Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd
Third Degree Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe 4th 4th Eliminated
(Week 9)
Jiordan Tolli Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe 5th 5th Eliminated
(Week 8)
Omar Dean Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 6th Eliminated
(Week 7)
JTR Safe Safe Bottom two 8th Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 6)
Joelle Hadjia Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 5)
Ellie Lovegrove Safe Safe Safe 9th Eliminated
(Week 4)
Barry Southgate Bottom two Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 3)
Cat Vas Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 2)
Adira–Belle Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 1)
Final showdown Adira-Belle Cat Vas JTR Ellie Lovegrove Joelle JTR Omar Dean Jiordan Tolli Taylor Henderson No bottom two/judges' vote; public votes alone decide who wins
Barry Southgate Joelle Barry Southgate JTR Jiordan Tolli Third Degree Jiordan Tolli Third Degree Third Degree
Judges voted to Eliminate Send through
Minogue's vote Adira-Belle Joelle JTR Ellie Lovegrove Joelle JTR Jiordan Tolli Jiordan Tolli Third Degree
Bassingthwaighte's vote Barry Southgate Cat Vas Barry Southgate Ellie Lovegrove Joelle N/A2 Omar Dean Jiordan Tolli Third Degree
Redfoo's vote Adira-Belle Cat Vas Barry Southgate JTR N/A1 JTR Omar Dean Third Degree Taylor Henderson
Keating's vote Adira-Belle Cat Vas Barry Southgate JTR Joelle JTR Jiordan Tolli Third Degree Taylor Henderson
Eliminated Adira-Belle
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Cat Vas
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Barry Southgate
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Ellie Lovegrove
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Joelle
3 of 3 votes
Majority
JTR
3 of 3 votes
Majority
Omar Dean
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Jiordan Tolli
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Third Degree
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Dami Im
Winner
Taylor Henderson
Runner-up
Jai Waetford
Third Place

Notes

  • 1 Redfoo was not required to vote as there was already a majority.
  • 2 Bassingthwaighte was not required to vote as there was already a majority.

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (25/26 August)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song[28] Result
Third Degree 1 "#thatPOWER" Safe
Barry Southgate 2 "When I Get You Alone" Bottom two
Jiordan Tolli 3 "Smile" Safe
Taylor Henderson 4 "I Won't Let You Go" Safe
Cat Vas 5 "Addicted to Love" Safe
Adira–Belle 6 "Run the World (Girls)" Bottom two
Ellie Lovegrove 7 "Songbird" Safe
JTR 8 "Everything Has Changed" Safe
Omar Dean 9 "Numb" Safe
Dami Im 10 "One" Safe
Joelle 11 "Sweet Nothing" Safe
Jai Waetford 12 "Fix You" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[31] Result
Adira–Belle 1 "Chain of Fools" Eliminated
Barry Southgate 2 "Irreplaceable" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate[31]
  • Bassingthwaighte: Barry Southgate – backed her own act, Adira–Belle
  • Minogue: Adira–Belle – backed her own act, Barry Southgate
  • Redfoo: Adira–Belle – based his decision on the final showdown performances and who really wanted it
  • Keating: Adira–Belle – was not sure if they would survive the next week
Notes
  • On 31 August 2013, the performances of three finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Dami Im's performance of "One" debuted at number 52, Jai Waetford's performance of "Fix You" debuted at number 55 and Taylor Henderson's performance of "I Won't Let You Go" debuted at number 84.[32] The following week, "One" peaked at number 42.[33]

Week 2 (1/2 September)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song[34] Result
JTR 1 "Can't Get You Out of My Head" Safe
Joelle Hadjia 2 "Rude Boy" Bottom two
Cat Vas 3 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Bottom two
Omar Dean 4 "Roxanne" Safe
Jiordan Tolli 5 "Thriller" Safe
Jai Waetford 6 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" Safe
Barry Southgate 7 "Freedom! '90" Safe
Taylor Henderson 8 "Run to You" Safe
Ellie Lovegrove 9 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Safe
Third Degree 10 "Till the World Ends" Safe
Dami Im 11 "Purple Rain" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[35] Result
Cat Vas 1 "High and Dry" Eliminated
Joelle Hadjia 2 "Give Me Love" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate[35]
  • Keating: Cat Vas – has been rooting for Joelle throughout the whole show
  • Minogue: Joelle – backed her own act, Cat Vas
  • Redfoo: Cat Vas – backed his own act, Joelle
  • Bassingthwaighte: Cat Vas – felt Joelle had more to bring than Cat
Notes
  • On 7 September 2013, the performances of two finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Dami Im's performance of "Purple Rain" debuted at number 29 and Jiordan Tolli's performance of "Thriller" debuted at number 63.[33]

Week 3 (8/9 September)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song[37] Result
Third Degree 1 "Wild" Safe
Jai Waetford 2 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Safe
Barry Southgate 3 "California Gurls" Bottom two
Ellie Lovegrove 4 "I'm Like a Bird" Safe
Omar Dean 5 "Cry Me a River" Safe
JTR 6 "Everybody Talks" Bottom two
Joelle 7 "Locked Out of Heaven" Safe
Taylor Henderson 8 "I Will Wait" Safe
Dami Im 9 "Don't Leave Me This Way" Safe
Jiordan Tolli 10 "With or Without You" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[38] Result
JTR 1 "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" Safe
Barry Southgate 2 "Mirrors" Eliminated
Judges' vote to eliminate[38]
  • Bassingthwaighte: Barry Southgate – backed her own act, JTR
  • Redfoo: Barry Southgate – felt that he was missing strong vocal performances
  • Minogue: JTR – backed her own act, Barry Southgate
  • Keating: Barry Southgate – said he went with his gut
Notes
  • On 14 September 2013, the performances of three finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Taylor Henderson's performance of "I Will Wait" debuted at number 64, Dami Im's performance of "Don't Leave Me This Way" debuted at number 67 and Jai Waetford's performance of "The Way You Make Me Feel" debuted at number 97.[41]

Week 4 (15/16 September)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song[42] Result
Ellie Lovegrove 1 "Wings" Bottom two
JTR 2 "Want U Back" Bottom two
Taylor Henderson 3 "Let Her Go" Safe
Joelle 4 "True Love" Safe
Jai Waetford 5 "It Will Rain" Safe
Jiordan Tolli 6 "Burn" Safe
Third Degree 7 "Love the Way You Lie" Safe
Omar Dean 8 "Skyscraper" Safe
Dami Im 9 "Roar" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[43] Result
Ellie Lovegrove 1 "I Got You (I Feel Good)" Eliminated
JTR 2 "Waiting on the World to Change" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate[43]
  • Redfoo: JTR – backed his own act, Ellie Lovegrove
  • Minogue: Ellie Lovegrove – gave no reason
  • Bassingthwaighte: Ellie Lovegrove – backed her own act, JTR
  • Keating: JTR – decided to take it to deadlock as he couldn't decide who to send home

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote.[43] Ellie Lovegrove received the fewest votes and was eliminated.[43]

Notes
  • On 21 September 2013, the performances of two finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Dami Im's performance of "Roar" debuted at number 44 and Taylor Henderson's performance of "Let Her Go" debuted at number 85.[44]

Week 5 (22/24 September)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song[45] Result
Dami Im 1 "Best of You" Safe
Third Degree 2 "By the Way" Safe
Joelle 3 "Joey" Bottom two
Omar Dean 4 "Any Way You Want It" Safe
Jiordan Tolli 5 "Dancing with Myself" Bottom two
Jai Waetford 6 "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" Safe
JTR 7 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" Safe
Taylor Henderson 8 "Choirgirl" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[46] Result
Joelle 1 "A Thousand Miles" Eliminated
Jiordan Tolli 2 "Torn" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate[46]
  • Keating: Joelle – said he went with his gut
  • Bassingthwaighte: Joelle – felt that Jiordan Tolli had a better run vocally throughout the live shows
  • Minogue: Joelle – gave no reason
  • Redfoo: not required to vote as there was already a majority
Notes
  • This week's results show aired on Tuesday night due to the Seven Network's coverage of the 2013 Brownlow Medal.[48]
  • On 28 September 2013, the performances of three finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Joelle's performance of "Joey" debuted at number 33, Taylor Henderson's performance of "Choirgirl" debuted at number 51 and Dami Im's performance of "Best of You" debuted at number 78.[49]

Week 6 (29/30 September)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order Song[50] Result
Third Degree 1 "Smooth Criminal" Bottom two
Jai Waetford 2 "That Should Be Me" Safe
JTR 3 "MMMBop" Bottom two
Omar Dean 4 "Careless Whisper" Safe
Taylor Henderson 5 "The Horses" Safe
Jiordan Tolli 6 "Don't Speak" Safe
Dami Im 7 "Bridge over Troubled Water" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[51] Result
JTR 1 "Lego House" Eliminated
Third Degree 2 "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate[51]
  • Keating: JTR – felt that there have been weeks where JTR have really struggled
  • Minogue: JTR – gave no reason
  • Redfoo: JTR – said he went with his gut
  • Bassingthwaighte: not required to vote as there was already a majority
Notes
  • On 5 October 2013, the performances of three finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Dami Im's performance of "Bridge over Troubled Water" debuted at number 15, Taylor Henderson's performance of "The Horses" debuted at number 27 and Jai Waetford's performance of "That Should Be Me" debuted at number 83.[53]

Week 7 (6/7 October)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order Song[54] Chosen by[57] Result
Taylor Henderson 1 "Wake Me Up" Dannii Minogue Safe
Omar Dean 2 "She Will Be Loved" Redfoo Bottom two
Dami Im 3 "Clarity" Ronan Keating Safe
Jai Waetford 4 "Somewhere Only We Know" Natalie Bassingthwaighte Safe
Jiordan Tolli 5 "Royals" Natalie Bassingthwaighte Bottom two
Third Degree 6 "Pump It" Redfoo Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[55] Result
Omar Dean 1 "You Found Me" Eliminated
Jiordan Tolli 2 "Stay" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate[55]
  • Keating: Jiordan Tolli – backed his own act, Omar Dean
  • Redfoo: Omar Dean – backed his own act, Jiordan Tolli
  • Bassingthwaighte: Omar Dean – gave no reason
  • Minogue: Jiordan Tolli – decided to take it to deadlock

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote.[55] Omar Dean received the fewest votes and was eliminated.[55]

Notes
  • Omar Dean's elimination ended a record streak of six consecutive weeks where all three acts from one category had been safe without ever landing in the bottom two.
  • All six acts received standing ovations for their performances.
  • On 12 October 2013, the performances of five finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Taylor Henderson's performance of "Wake Me Up" debuted at number 49, Dami Im's performance of "Clarity" debuted at number 77, Jiordan Tolli's performance of "Royals" debuted at number 81, Third Degree's performance of "Pump It" debuted at number 84 and Jai Waetford's performance of "Somewhere Only We Know" debuted at number 95.[58]

Week 8 (13/14 October)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the eighth live show
Act Order Song[59] Result
Dami Im 1 "You're the Voice" Safe
Jiordan Tolli 2 "Somebody That I Used to Know" Bottom two
Jai Waetford 3 "Plans" Safe
Third Degree 4 "Battle Scars" Bottom two
Taylor Henderson 5 "One Crowded Hour" Safe
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[60] Result
Jiordan Tolli 1 "Young and Beautiful" Eliminated
Third Degree 2 "Thrift Shop" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate[60]
  • Redfoo: Third Degree – backed his own act, Jiordan Tolli
  • Minogue: Jiordan Tolli – gave no reason
  • Bassingthwaighte: Jiordan Tolli – backed her own act, Third Degree
  • Keating: Third Degree – decided to take it to deadlock as it was a tough decision

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote.[60] Jiordan Tolli received the fewest votes and was eliminated.[60]

Notes
  • With Jiordan Tolli eliminated, Redfoo had no more remaining acts to mentor.
  • On 19 October 2013, Taylor Henderson's performance of "One Crowded Hour" debuted at number 38 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[63]

Week 9: Semi-final (20/21 October)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the ninth live show
Act Order First song[64] Order Second song[64] Result
Third Degree 1 "Give Me Everything" 6 "Pound the Alarm" Bottom two
Dami Im 2 "Saving All My Love for You" 8 "Wrecking Ball" Safe
Jai Waetford 3 "I Won't Give Up" 5 "Dynamite" Safe
Taylor Henderson 4 "Against All Odds" 7 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Bottom two
Final showdown details
Act Order Song[66] Result
Taylor Henderson 1 "Stand by Me" Safe
Third Degree 2 "Crazy in Love" Eliminated
Judges' vote to send through to the Grand Final[66]
  • Keating: Taylor Henderson – backed his own act, Taylor Henderson
  • Bassingthwaighte: Third Degree – backed her own act, Third Degree
  • Minogue: Third Degree – gave no reason
  • Redfoo: Taylor Henderson – went with his gut

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote.[66] Taylor Henderson received the most votes and was saved.[66]

Notes
  • With Third Degree eliminated, Bassingthwaighte had no more remaining acts to mentor.
  • On 26 October 2013, the performances of the four finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Taylor Henderson's performance of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" debuted at number two, Dami Im's performances of "Wrecking Ball" and "Saving All My Love for You" debuted at numbers 61 and 85 respectively, Jai Waetford's performance of "Dynamite" debuted at number 89, Henderson's performance of "Against All Odds" debuted at number 90 and Third Degree's performance of "Pound the Alarm" debuted at number 96.[68]

Week 10: Grand Final (27/28 October)[edit]

27 October
Contestants' performances on the tenth live show
Act Order Audition song[69] Order Last shot song[69] Order Winner's single[69]
Taylor Henderson 1 "Some Nights" 8 "The Blower's Daughter" 4 "Borrow My Heart"
Jai Waetford 7 "Don't Let Me Go" 5 "The Only Exception" 2 "Your Eyes"
Dami Im 3 "Hero" 9 "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" 6 "Alive"
28 October
Contestants' performances on the final live show
Act Order Best moment from the Live Shows[3] Result[3]
Jai Waetford N/A N/A (already eliminated) Third place
Taylor Henderson 1 "Wake Me Up" Runner-up
Dami Im 2 "Purple Rain" Winner
Notes
  • For the first time this season there was no theme.
  • On 2 November 2013, performances from the top three finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Jai Waetford's performance of "Don't Let Me Go" debuted at number 37, Taylor Henderson's performances of "The Blower's Daughter" and "Some Nights" debuted at numbers 43 and 45 respectively, and Dami Im's performances of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "Hero" debuted at numbers 29 and 62 respectively.[70]

Ratings[edit]

Colour key:
     – Highest rating during the series
     – Lowest rating during the series
Episode Original airdate Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
rank
Ref.
Auditions 1 29 July 2013 Monday 7:34 pm9:11 pm 1.633 1st [71]
Auditions 2 30 July 2013 Tuesday 7:33 pm8:51 pm 1.510 1st [72]
Auditions 3 31 July 2013 Wednesday 7:34 pm8:46 pm 1.490 1st [73]
Auditions 4 4 August 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm7:44 pm 1.552 1st [74]
Auditions 5 5 August 2013 Monday 7:34 pm8:42 pm 1.379 1st [75]
Auditions 6 6 August 2013 Tuesday 7:32 pm8:40 pm 1.480 1st [76]
Super bootcamp 1 11 August 2013 Sunday 6:31 pm8:09 pm 1.314 3rd [77]
Super bootcamp 2 12 August 2013 Monday 7:31 pm8:48 pm 1.422 1st [78]
Super bootcamp 3 13 August 2013 Tuesday 7:33 pm8:50 pm 1.554 1st [79]
Home visits 1 18 August 2013 Sunday 6:33 pm8:19 pm 1.382 2nd [80]
Home visits 2 19 August 2013 Monday 7:32 pm9:02 pm 1.495 1st [81]
Home visits 3 20 August 2013 Tuesday 7:31 pm9:01 pm 1.416 1st [82]
Live show 1 25 August 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm8:54 pm 1.522 1st [83]
Live decider 1 26 August 2013 Monday 7:31 pm8:42 pm 1.428 1st [84]
Live show 2 1 September 2013 Sunday 6:30 pm8:52 pm 1.360 1st [85]
Live decider 2 2 September 2013 Monday 7:32 pm8:47 pm 1.393 1st [86]
Live show 3 8 September 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm9:02 pm 1.556 2nd [87]
Live decider 3 9 September 2013 Monday 7:32 pm8:45 pm 1.317 2nd [88]
Live show 4 15 September 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm8:33 pm 1.440 2nd [89]
Live decider 4 16 September 2013 Monday 7:33 pm8:47 pm 1.400 2nd [90]
Live show 5 22 September 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm8:20 pm 1.474 1st [91]
Live decider 5 24 September 2013 Tuesday 7:31 pm8:48 pm 1.343 1st [92]
Live show 6 29 September 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm8:18 pm 1.543 1st [93]
Live decider 6 30 September 2013 Monday 7:31 pm8:46 pm 1.525 2nd [94]
Live show 7 6 October 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm7:42 pm 1.246 2nd [95]
Live decider 7 7 October 2013 Monday 7:32 pm8:47 pm 1.457 1st [96]
Live show 8 13 October 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm7:50 pm 1.811 1st [97]
Live decider 8 14 October 2013 Monday 7:31 pm8:44 pm 1.637 1st [98]
Live show 9 20 October 2013 Sunday 6:32 pm8:17 pm 1.763 1st [99]
Live decider 9 21 October 2013 Monday 7:31 pm8:54 pm 1.673 1st [100]
Live Grand Final show 27 October 2013 Sunday 6:32pm8:58 pm 2.020 1st [101]
Live Grand Final decider 28 October 2013 Monday 7:32pm10:00 pm 2.251 2nd [102]
Winner announced 2.431 1st [102]

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