The Voice (Australia season 1)

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The Voice
Season 1
Broadcast from 15 April (2012-04-15) – 18 June 2012 (2012-06-18)
Judges Delta Goodrem
Seal
Joel Madden
Keith Urban
Host(s) Darren McMullen
Faustina Agolley
Broadcaster Nine Network
Winner
Karise Eden
Karise Eden 2, June 2012.jpg
Song "You Won't Let Me"
Genre(s) Soul
Coach Seal
Runner-up
Darren Percival
Chronology

The first season of The Voice, the Australian reality talent show, premiered on 15 April 2012 and concluded on 18 June 2012, with Karise Eden being crowned as the winner.[1] This was the first and only season to have Keith Urban as a coach.

Coaches and hosts[edit]

The Voice Australia coaches: Seal, Keith Urban, Delta Goodrem, and Joel Madden.

On 29 May 2011, it was reported in The Daily Telegraph that the Nine Network would broadcast The Voice in late 2011.[2] However, two months later, they reported that the show would now air in early 2012, and that the Nine Network were in talks with signing at least one international artist (especially an American) to lead its panel of coaches on the show, which were rumoured to be Christina Aguilera, George Michael, Usher, Pink and Gwen Stefani.[3] In September 2011, the Herald Sun reported that the Nine Network were planning to sign Australia's Got Talent judge Dannii Minogue as one of the coaches.[4] Anthony Callea, Vanessa Amorosi and former Pussycat Dolls member Ashley Roberts all publicly expressed interest in coaching roles,[5][6] however Delta Goodrem, Keith Urban, Seal and Joel Madden were ultimately confirmed as the four coaches for the first season.[7]

Additionally, Ricki-Lee Coulter (with Seal), Darren Hayes (Goodrem), Megan Washington (Urban) and Benji Madden (with brother Joel) paired up with the coaches as mentors for their contestants.[8][9]

Darren McMullen was announced as the host of the program in January 2012.[10][11] Faustina Agolley was announced as the social media correspondent during the live shows in May 2012.[12]

Teams[edit]

Color key
Coach Artists
Seal
Karise Eden Fatai Veamatahau Chris Sebastian Emma Birdsall Sam Ludeman Michael Duchesne
Paula Parore Mitchel Thompson Yshrael Pascaul Casey Withoos Kieran Fraser Anthony Dellamarta
Joel Madden
Sarah De Bono Ben Hazlewood Prinnie Stevens Lakyn Heperi Laura Bunting Carmen Smith
Yianna Stavrous Chris Ninni Mahalia Barnes Nick Len Mali-Koa Hood Michelle Serret-Cursio
Delta Goodrem
Rachael Leahcar Glenn Cunningham Danni Da Ros Viktoria Bolonina Matt Hetherington Ben Bennett
Adam Hoek Matty Chaps Sarah Lloyd Peta Jeffress Jerson Trinidad Jesse and Ashleigh
Keith Urban
Darren Percival Diana Rouvas Adam Martin Brittany Cairns Taga Paa Jimmy Cupples
Brett Clarke Jaz Flowers Abbie Cardwell Kelsie Rimmer Cam Tapp Glenn Whitehall

Blind auditions[edit]

Key
Green tickY Coach hit his/her "I Want You" button
Yes Artist elected to join this coach's team
Yes Artist defaulted to this coach's team
N/A Coach had completed their team and were therefore excluded from the ability to select artist

Filming for the blind auditions stage of the competition began on 19 February 2012 at Fox Studios in Sydney,[13][14] with 121 artists featured in this phase of the selection process.[15] The first day of filming resulted in hundreds of audience members being turned away from the studio due to overbooking of the event by an external booking agent.[14]

Episode 1 (15 April)[edit]

The first episode of the Blind Auditions was broadcast on 15 April 2012.[1]

"The Blind Auditions, Part 1"
Order Artist Age Song Coaches' and Artists' Choices
Seal Joel Delta Keith
1 Casey Withoos 22 "Samson" Yes Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
2 Adam Martin 24 "Apologize" Green tickY Green tickY Yes
3 Yianna Stavrous 19 "S&M" Yes
4 Jerome O'Connor 25 "Yellow" Eliminated
5 Carmen Smith 28 "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" Green tickY Yes Green tickY Green tickY
6 Jimmy Cupples 46 "Woman" Green tickY Yes
7 Melanie Dyer 19 "Domino" Eliminated
8 Karise Eden 19 "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" Yes Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Coaches' performance
Performer(s) Song
Keith Urban, Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden and Seal "Crazy"

Karise Eden (No.41) debuted on the ARIA Charts after her performance.

Episode 2 (16 April)[edit]

The second episode of the Blind Auditions was broadcast on 16 April 2012.[1]

"The Blind Auditions, Part 2"
Order Artist Age Song Coaches' and Artists' Choices
Seal Joel Delta Keith
1 Sarah De Bono 19 "Price Tag" - Yes Green tickY Green tickY
2 Cam Tapp 40 "Superman (It's Not Easy)" Green tickY - Green tickY Yes
3 Gail Page 48 "I Put a Spell on You" Eliminated
4 Laura Bunting 24 "Wuthering Heights" - Yes Green tickY -
5 Brett Clarke 26 "Making Memories of Us" - - - Yes
6 Rebecca Tapia 27 "If I Ain't Got You" Eliminated
7 Yshrael Pascaul 33 "Miss You" Yes Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
8 Chris Sebastian 23 "Halo" Yes - Green tickY -
9 Rachael Leahcar 17 "La Vie en rose" Green tickY Green tickY Yes Green tickY

Rachael Leahcar (No.18) debuted on the ARIA Charts after her performance.

Episode 3 (17 April)[edit]

The third episode of the Blind Auditions was broadcast on 17 April 2012.[1]

"The Blind Auditions, Part 3"
Order Artist Age Song Coaches' and Artists' Choices
Seal Joel Delta Keith
1 Matt Hetherington 41 "Evie" - - Yes -
2 Kelsie Rimmer 20 "Teenage Dream" - - Green tickY Yes
3 Tom & Dakota 19/17 "Grace Kelly" Eliminated
4 Peta Jeffress 27 "Wonderwall" - - Yes -
5 Lakyn Heperi 19 "Kids" Green tickY Yes - -
6 Danni Da Ros 29 "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" - - Yes Green tickY
7 Juddy Mac 39 "Crazy" Eliminated
8 Adam Hoek 25 "Use Somebody" - - Yes -
9 Paula Parore 35 "Don't You Remember" Yes Green tickY Green tickY -
10 Michael Duchesne 21 "What a Fool Believes" Yes - - -

Lakyn Heperi (No.29) debuted on the ARIA Charts after his performance.

Episode 4 (22 April)[edit]

The fourth episode of the Blind Auditions was broadcast on 22 April 2012.

"The Blind Auditions, Part 4"
Order Artist Age Song Coaches' and Artists' Choices
Seal Joel Delta Keith
1 Ben Hazlewood 23 "Breakeven" - Yes Green tickY -
2 Taga Paa 26 "Isn't She Lovely?" - - Green tickY Yes
3 Ben Bennett 17 "Teenage Dream" - - Yes -
4 Mahalia Barnes 26 "Proud Mary" Green tickY Yes Green tickY Green tickY
5 Abbie Cardwell 36 "Ode to Billie Joe" - - - Yes
6 Sarah Lloyde 24 "The Voice Within" - - Yes -
7 Darren Percival 40 "Jealous Guy" Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Yes
8 Ben Potter 20 "You're The One That I Want" Eliminated
9 Mali-Koa Hood 20 "American Boy" - Yes - -
10 Rebekah Jensen 35 "Seven Nation Army" Eliminated
11 Shauna Jensen 57 "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Eliminated
12 Glenn Cunningham 36 "Lately" - - Yes -
13 Emma Birdsall 20 "Mercy" Yes - - -

Episode 5 (23 April)[edit]

The fifth episode of the Blind Auditions was broadcast on 23 April 2012.

"The Blind Auditions, Part 5"
Order Artist Age Song Coaches' and Artists' Choices
Seal Joel Delta Keith
1 Sam Ludeman 26 "Not Over You" Yes - Green tickY -
2 Viktoria Bolonina 20 "Babooshka" - - Yes -
3 Glenn Whitehall 33 "A Change is Gonna Come" - - Green tickY Yes
4 Diana Rouvas 28 "Work It Out" - - - Yes
5 Mitchell Thompson 18 "The A Team" Yes - - -
6 Esther Welch 22 "Fell in Love with a Girl" Eliminated
7 Jaz Flowers 24 "Big White Room" Green tickY - Green tickY Yes
8 Kieran Fraser 38 "Same Mistake" Yes - Green tickY -
9 Cory Hargreaves 36 "We Are the Champions" Eliminated
10 Jerson Trinidad 39 "Ordinary People" - - Yes -
11 Michelle Serret-Cursio 36 "Only Girl (In the World)" Green tickY Yes - Green tickY

Episode 6 (24 April)[edit]

The sixth and final episode of the Blind Auditions was broadcast on 24 April 2012.

"The Blind Auditions, Part 6"
Order Artist Age Song Coaches' and Artists' Choices
Seal Joel Delta Keith
1 Prinnie Stevens 31 "Sweet Dreams" Green tickY Yes - -
2 Anthony Dellamarta 31 "On Broadway" Yes - - -
3 Nick Len 21 "Grenade" - Yes - -
4 Virginia Lillye 42 "Highway to Hell" Eliminated
5 Brittany Cairns 19 "Gravity" Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Yes
6 Matty Chaps 28 "20 Good Reasons" - - Yes N/A
7 Tamara Stewart 36 "Dumb Things" Eliminated
8 Jesse & Ashleigh both 17 "Lucky" - - Yes N/A
9 Chris Ninni 34 "Always" - Yes N/A N/A
10 Fatai Veamatahau 16 "Songbird" Yes N/A N/A N/A

Battle rounds[edit]

Filming for the battle rounds started in late March 2012.[16]

Episode 1 (30 April)[edit]

The first episode of the Battle Rounds was broadcast on 30 April 2012.

Key
     Battle Winner
     Eliminated Artist
"Let the Battles Begin, Part 1"
Coach Artists Song
Seal Karise Eden Paula Parore "Back to Black"
Joel Madden Ben Hazlewood Chris Ninni "The Only Exception"
Delta Goodrem Glenn Cunninham Matty Chaps "Moves Like Jagger"
Keith Urban Diana Rouvas Jaz Flowers "Mr. Know It All"
Seal Fatai Veamatahau Mitchell Thompson "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)"
Delta Goodrem Rachael Leahcar Adam Hoek "Over The Rainbow"
Keith Urban Adam Martin Abbie Cardwell "Heartbeat"
Joel Madden Prinnie Stevens Mahalia Barnes "Tainted Love"
Coaches' performance
Performer(s) Song
Keith Urban, Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden and Seal "One"

Episode 2 (1 May)[edit]

The second episode of the Battle Rounds was broadcast on 1 May 2012.

Key
     Battle Winner
     Eliminated Artist
"The Battles, Part 2"
Coach Artists Song
Keith Urban Taga Paa Cam Tapp "Change the World"
Delta Goodrem Viktoria Bolonina Peta Jeffress "Purple Rain"
Seal Michael Duchesne Anthony Dellamarta "Living for the City"
Joel Madden Lakyn Heperi Nick Len "Big Jet Plane"
Delta Goodrem Danni Da Ros Sarah Lloyd "Hero"
Keith Urban Jimmy Cupples Glenn Whitehall "Plans"
Joel Madden Laura Bunting Mali-Koa Hood "What's Up?"
Seal Chris Sebastian Yshrael Pascual "Firework"

Lakyn Heperi debuted on the ARIA Charts at #10 after his performance.

Episode 3 (7 May)[edit]

The third and final episode of the Battle Rounds was broadcast on 7 May 2012.

Key
     Battle Winner
     Eliminated Artist
"The Battles, Part 3"
Coach Artists Song
Joel Madden Carmen Smith Michelle Serret-Cursio "We Found Love"
Seal Sam Ludeman Kieran Fraser "Viva la Vida"
Keith Urban Brittany Cairns Kelsie Rimmer "Turning Tables"
Delta Goodrem Matt Hetherington Jerson Trinidad "Higher Ground"
Joel Madden Sarah De Bono Yianna Stavrous "Heavy Cross"
Keith Urban Darren Percival Brett Clarke "Shower the People"
Delta Goodrem Ben Bennett Jesse and Ashleigh "Fireflies"
Seal Emma Birdsall Casey Withoos "At Last"

Ben Bennett (No.93) debuted on the ARIA Charts after his performance.[17]

Live shows[edit]

Week 1 (14 May)[edit]

  • Original broadcast date: 14 May 2012
  • Coaches' performance: "Sing" with Top 24 contestants[18]
Contestants' performances – "Live Show Final, Part 1"
Artist Coach Order Song[18] Result[19]
Fatai V[Note 1] Seal 1 "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" Seal's Choice
Matt Hetherington Delta 2 "White Noise" Eliminated
Karise Eden Seal 3 "Nothing's Real but Love" Public Vote
Ben Bennett Delta 4 "One Thing" Eliminated
Michael Duchesne Seal 5 "Got to Get You into My Life" Eliminated
Danni Da Ros Delta 6 "Alone" Delta's Choice
Sam Ludeman Seal 7 "Summer Paradise" Eliminated
Viktoria Bolonina Delta 8 "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" Public Vote
Chris Sebastian Seal 9 "Without You" Seal's Choice
Glenn Cunninham Delta 10 "Heaven Knows" Delta's Choice
Emma Birdsall Seal 11 "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" Public Vote
Rachael Leahcar Delta 12 "Hands" Public Vote
Notes
  • Karise Eden (chart position 9), Rachael Leahcar (15), Viktoria Bolonina (28), Emma Birdsall (36) and Fatai V (43) all debuted on the ARIA Charts after their performances.[21]

Week 2 (21 May)[edit]

  • Original broadcast date: 21 May 2012
Contestants' performances – "Live Show Final, Part 2"
Artist Coach Order Song[22] Result[23]
Darren Percival Keith 1 "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" Public Vote
Prinnie Stevens Joel 2 "Turn Me On" Joel's Choice
Adam Martin Keith 3 "Lonely Boy" Keith's Choice
Sarah De Bono Joel 4 "Listen" Public Vote
Jimmy Cupples Keith 5 "Sweet Child o' Mine" Eliminated
Ben Hazlewood Joel 6 "Lego House" Joel's Choice
Taga Paa Keith 7 "Fight for You" Eliminated
Laura Bunting Joel 8 "Somebody That I Used To Know" Eliminated
Diana Rouvas Keith 9 "Love on Top" Keith's Choice
Lakyn Heperi Joel 10 "Forever Young" Public Vote
Brittany Cairns Keith 11 "Different Worlds" Public Vote
Notes
  • Brittany Cairns (chart position 7), Darren Percival (12), Sarah De Bono (13), Diana Rouvas (22), Lakyn Heperi (26) and Ben Hazlewood (35) all debuted on the ARIA Charts after their performances.[24]
  • Team Joel contestant Carmen Smith was disqualified from the competition before the live show.[Note 2] To keep the teams even, Team Joel only eliminated one contestant in the first live round while the other teams still eliminated two.

Week 3 (28 May)[edit]

  • Original broadcast date: 28 May 2012
  • Group performances:[23]
    • Delta and her team (Glenn Cunningham, Rachael Leahcar, Viktoria Bolonina, Danni Da Ros) – "Born to Try"
    • Seal and his team (Chris Sebastian, Emma Birdsall, Fatai V, Karise Eden) – "Kiss From a Rose"
Contestants' performances – "Live Show Final, Part 3"
Artist Coach Order Song[23] Result
Chris Sebastian Seal 1 "I Can't Stand The Rain" Eliminated
Danni Da Ros Delta 2 "When Love Takes Over" Eliminated
Emma Birdsall Seal 3 "The Look of Love" Eliminated
Viktoria Bolonina Delta 4 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Eliminated
Glenn Cunningham Delta 5 "Closer" Delta's Choice
Fatai V Seal 6 "Ave Maria" Seal's Choice
Rachael Leahcar Delta 7 "Someone To Watch Over Me" Public Vote
Karise Eden Seal 8 "Landslide" Public Vote
Notes
  • Karise Eden (chart position 14), Fatai V (25) and Rachael Leahcar (41) all debuted on the ARIA Charts in the week after their performances.[26]
  • Due to a pre-organised concert tour in Los Angeles, Keith Urban was absent during the episode but was still present via live video.

Week 4 (4 June)[edit]

The fourth episode of the Live Shows, the Quarter-Finals, was broadcast on 4 June 2012.

Competition Performances
"Live Show Final, Part 4"
Artist Coach Order Song[22] Result[23]
Prinnie Stevens Joel 1 "Forever" Eliminated
Diana Rouvas Keith 2 "I Can't Make You Love Me" Keith's Choice
Lakyn Heperi Joel 3 "Friday I'm In Love" Eliminated
Brittany Cairns Keith 4 "Straight Lines" Eliminated
Adam Martin Keith 5 "Romeo and Juliet" Eliminated
Sarah De Bono Joel 6 "How Will I Know" Public Vote
Darren Percival Keith 7 "I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)" Public Vote
Ben Hazlewood Joel 8 "I'm with You" Joel's Choice


Group performances
Performer(s) Song
Joel Madden and his team (Ben Hazlewood, Sarah De Bono, Lakyn Heperi, Prinnie Stevens) "Dance Floor Anthem"
Keith Urban and his team (Diana Rouvas, Adam Martin, Brittany Cairns, Darren Percival) "I'm In"

Darren Percival (No. 6), Diana Rouvas (No. 16), Ben Hazlewood (No. 17), Sarah De Bono (No. 24), Adam Martin (No. 26) and Lakyn Heperi (No. 39) all debuted on the ARIA Charts in the week after their performances.

Week 5 (11 June)[edit]

The fifth episode of the Live Shows, the Semi-Finals, was broadcast on 11 June 2012.

Competition Performances
"Live Show Final, Part 5"
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Seal Fatai V "On the Radio" Eliminated
2 Delta Goodrem Glenn Cunningham "Heaven" Eliminated
3 Joel Madden Sarah De Bono "Here's Where I Stand" Joel's Choice
4 Keith Urban Diana Rouvas "Stormy Monday" Eliminated
5 Delta Goodrem Rachael Leahcar "Nights in White Satin (Notte Di Luce)" Delta's Choice
6 Joel Madden Ben Hazlewood "My Kind of Love" Eliminated
7 Keith Urban Darren Percival "A Song For You" Keith's Choice
8 Seal Karise Eden "Hallelujah" Seal's Choice

Karise Eden (No. 2), Sarah De Bono (No. 30), Darren Percival (No. 36) and Rachael Leahcar (No. 43) all debuted on the ARIA Charts in the week after their performances.

Week 6: Final (17 June)[edit]

The sixth and seventh episodes of the Live Shows, parts one and two of the Live Finale of The Voice Australia, were broadcast on 17 June 2012[27] and 18 June 2012[28] consecutively. In part two of the Live Finale, Karise Eden was announced as the winner and won a recording contract with Universal Music Group, a Ford Focus Titanium and a A$100,000 cash prize. Darren Percival was runner-up, finishing in second place, winning a cash prize of A$30,000. Rachael Leahcar came in third place, winning a cash prize of A$20,000 while Sarah De Bono placed fourth, winning a cash prize of A$10,000 [1].

The final four contestants: Karise Eden, Sarah De Bono, Rachael Leahcar, and Darren Percival.
Key
     Winner
     Runner-up
     Third place
     Fourth place
Competition performances
"The Live Finale, Part 1" and "The Live Finale, Part 2"
Artist Coach Order Song Result
Sarah De Bono Joel Madden 1 "If I Didn't Love You" Fourth place
5 "Beautiful"
Karise Eden Seal 2 "I Was Your Girl" Winner
6 "Stay with Me Baby"
9 "You Won't Let Me"
Rachael Leahcar Delta Goodrem 3 "Smile" Third place
7 "Shooting Star"
Darren Percival Keith Urban 4 "Damage Down" Runner-up
8 "For Once in My Life"
Coach and Group performances
Performer(s) Song
Lionel Richie and Joel Madden "Easy"
Karise Eden, Rachael Leahcar, Darren Percival and Sarah De Bono "The Chain"
Joel Madden and Sarah De Bono "It Will Rain"
Seal and Karise Eden "Many Rivers to Cross"
Delta Goodrem and Rachael Leahcar "The Prayer"
Keith Urban and Darren Percival "Without You"
Mahalia Barnes and Prinnie Stevens (with Jimmy Barnes) "River Deep – Mountain High"

Specials[edit]

Voices Reaching Out[edit]

The Nine Network announced on 3 July 2012 that a one-off charity concert special, Voices Reaching Out, for The Reach Foundation would be aired. The special was staged at The Palms at Crown complex and hosted by The Voice host Darren McMullen. It featured all four finalists, Karise Eden, Darren Percival, Rachael Leahcar and Sarah De Bono. Contestants Prinnie Stevens, Mahalia Barnes, Adam Martin, Ben Hazlewood, Chris Sebastian, Fatai V, Mitchell Johnson, Brittany Cairns, Kelsie Rimmer, Diana Rouvas, Viktoria Bolonina, Emma Birdsall and Casey Withoos also performed. Singer and Team Keith mentor Megan Washington also performed. Also appearing was The Voice social media correspondent Faustina Agolley, joined by Jules Lund and Jesinta Campbell.[29] The 90-minute concert was filmed 12 July 2012 and aired 15 July 2012 on the Nine Network.[30]

Performances
Performer(s) Song
Glenn Cunningham, Ben Hazlewood, Prinnie Stevens, Mitchell Thompson,
Brittany Cairns, Diana Rouvas, Rachael Leahcar, Emma Birdsall,
Adam Martin, Chris Sebastian, Sarah De Bono, Casey Withoos,
Kelsie Rimmer, Viktoria Bolonina, Fatai V and Darren Percival
"I Gotta Feeling"
Karise Eden "You Won't Let Me"
Mitchell Thompson and Fatai V "I Won't Let You Go"
Mahalia Barnes and Prinnie Stevens "Respect"
Adam Martin and Ben Hazlewood "Valerie"
Megan Washington "Sometimes You Need"
Darren Percival "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)"
Fatai V, Sarah De Bono, Brittany Cairns and Diana Rouvas "Because of You"
Diana Rouvas "Crazy in Love"/"Crazy"
Adam Martin, Ben Hazlewood, Chris Sebastian and Glen Cunningham "With or Without You"
Rachael Leahcar "A Thousand Years"
Sarah De Bono "The Edge of Glory"
Brittany Cairns and Kelsie Rimmer "Turning Tables"
Karise Eden "Hound Dog"
Emma Birdsall, Prinnie Stevens, Brittany Cairns, Diana Rouvas,
Rachael Leahcar, Sarah De Bono, Casey Withoos, Kelsie Rimmer,
Viktoria Bolonina, Fatai V, Karise Eden, Darren Percival, Adam Martin,
Chris Sebastian, Mitchell Thompson, Glenn Cunningham, Ben Hazlewood
"Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"/"Reach Out I'll Be There"

Elimination Chart[edit]

Overall[edit]

Artist's info
Result details
Live show results per week
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Finals
Karise Eden Safe N/A Safe N/A Safe Winner
Darren Percival N/A Safe N/A Safe Safe Runner-Up
Rachael Leahcar Safe N/A Safe N/A Safe 3rd place
Sarah De Bono N/A Safe N/A Safe Safe 4th place
Ben Hazlewood N/A Safe N/A Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 5)
Diana Rouvas N/A Safe N/A Safe Eliminated
Fatai Veamatahau Safe N/A Safe N/A Eliminated
Glenn Cunningham Safe N/A Safe N/A Eliminated
Adam Martin N/A Safe N/A Eliminated Eliminated (Week 4)
Brittany Cairns N/A Safe N/A Eliminated
Lakyn Heperi N/A Safe N/A Eliminated
Prinnie Stevens N/A Safe N/A Eliminated
Chris Sebastian Safe N/A Eliminated Eliminated (Week 3)
Danni Da Ros Safe N/A Eliminated
Emma Birdsall Safe N/A Eliminated
Viktoria Bolonina Safe N/A Eliminated
Jimmy Cupples N/A Eliminated Eliminated (Week 2)
Laura Bunting N/A Eliminated
Tega Paa N/A Eliminated
Ben Bennett Eliminated Eliminated (Week 1)
Matt Hetherington Eliminated
Michael Duchesne Eliminated
Sam Ludeman Eliminated
Carmen Smith Disqualified (Week 1)

Artist's info[edit]

Result details
Live show results per week
Artist Live Shows The Live Finale
Weeks 1 & 2 Weeks 3 & 4 Week 5
Karise Eden Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Winner Check mark.svgCheck mark.svgCheck mark.svg
Fatai V Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated
Chris Sebastian Advanced Eliminated
Emma Birdsall Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated
Michael Duchesne Eliminated
Sam Ludeman Eliminated
Sarah De Bono Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Fourth place Check mark.svgCheck mark.svg
Ben Hazlewood Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated
Lakyn Heperi Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated Check mark.svg
Prinnie Stevens Advanced Eliminated
Laura Bunting Eliminated
Carmen Smith
Rachael Leahcar Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Third place Check mark.svgCheck mark.svg
Glenn Cunningham Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Danni Da Ros Advanced Eliminated
Viktoria Bolonina Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated
Ben Bennett Eliminated
Matt Hetherington Eliminated
Darren Percival Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Runner-up Check mark.svgCheck mark.svg
Diana Rouvas Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated
Adam Martin Advanced Eliminated Check mark.svg
Brittany Cairns Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated
Jimmy Cupples Eliminated
Taga Paa Eliminated

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Colour key:
     Highest rating during the season
     Lowest rating during the season
Episode Original airdate Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Night Rank Weekly Rank Source
1 "The Blind Auditions" 15 April 2012 Sunday 6:30 pm8:00 pm 2.190 #1 #3 [31][32]
2 16 April 2012 Monday 8:00 pm9:30 pm 2.534 #1 #1 [31][33]
3 17 April 2012 Tuesday 7:30 pm9:00 pm 2.373 #1 #2 [31][34]
4 22 April 2012 Sunday 6:30 pm8:30 pm 2.704 #1 #1 [35][36]
5 23 April 2012 Monday 8:00 pm9:30 pm 2.522 #1 #2 [35][37]
6 24 April 2012 Tuesday 7:30 pm9:00 pm 2.458 #1 #3 [35][38]
7 "The Battles" 30 April 2012 Monday 7:30 pm9:30 pm 2.620 #1 #1 [39][40]
8 1 May 2012 Tuesday 8:00 pm10:00 pm 2.267 #1 #2 [39][41]
9 7 May 2012[42] Monday 7:30 pm9:30 pm 2.328 #1 #1 [43][44]
10 "Live Show Finals" 14 May 2012 2.199 #1 #1 [45][46]
11 21 May 2012 1.934 #1 #2 [47][48]
12 28 May 2012 1.975 #1 #1 [49][50]
13 4 June 2012 1.894 #1 #1 [51]
14 11 June 2012 2.154 #1 #2 [52]
15 "The Live Finale, Part 1" 17 June 2012[27] Sunday 7:30 pm9:30 pm 2.244 #1 #3 [53]
16 "The Live Finale, Part 2" 18 June 2012[28] Monday 7:30 pm9:30 pm 2.749 #2 #2
"Winner Announced" 3.238 #1 #1
- "Voices Reaching Out" 15 July 2012 Sunday 6:30 pm8:30 pm 1.006 #8 N/A [54]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Contestant Fatai Veamatahau's stage name was changed to 'Fatai V' from the Live Shows onwards.[20]
  2. ^ Contestant Carmen Smith was disqualified from the competition after appearing in a music video with singer Guy Sebastian for his song, "Gold". The Nine Network deemed the appearance as an "unfair advantage" over other contestants and it made a decision with the producers of the show to immediately disqualify her from the competition. This is the first disqualification of a contestant in the history of the show's format.[25]

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