Jiordan Tolli

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Jiordan Tolli
Born Jiordan Anna Tolli
(1994-06-17) 17 June 1994 (age 22)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1994–present
Musical career
Genres Indie pop,[1] alternative pop,[1] pop[1]
Instruments Vocals

Jiordan Anna Tolli (born 17 June 1994) is an Australian actress and singer, best known for playing the role of Louise "Lolly" Carpenter in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In 2013, Tolli competed in the fifth season of The X Factor Australia and reached the top five.

Early life[edit]

Jiordan Anna Tolli was born on 17 June 1994, in Melbourne, Victoria[citation needed] to parents Luke and Vanda.[2] Her cousin, Fabio Tolli, was married to her former Neighbours co-star Kym Valentine, who played Libby Kennedy.[3] Prior to entering The X Factor, she performed in a lot of musical theatre.[4]


Tolli was cast in the role of Louise "Lolly" Carpenter in the long-running soap opera Neighbours when she was two months old.[2] Her parents had answered a casting call put out by Jan Russ for a baby to play the role of Tom Oliver (Lou Carpenter) and Caroline Gillmer's (Cheryl Stark) on-screen daughter.[2] After seven years of playing Lolly, Tolli left Neighbours in 2001 to focus on her schooling.[5] Tolli's mother said it was "the right time" for her daughter to leave and the producers agreed.[2]

"I remember the fun times. I was a kid. Who else gets that kind of opportunity when they're a baby? I wasn't really acting. I just played on set."

—Tolli speaking about her time on Neighbours.[6]

Tolli has appeared in numerous advertisements and has done some modelling work.[citation needed] In 2011, Tolli made a guest appearance in the third series of Tangle.[7] She will appear as Caitlyn in the upcoming film Is This The Real world. starring Sean Keenan and Charlotte Best.[7] In August 2013, it was confirmed that Tolli would be making a one-off appearance in Neighbours as Lolly to celebrate Lou's 70th birthday.[8] As she had spent a large portion of her childhood on the show, Tolli said she was comfortable returning to the set to film her scenes.[8] Tolli appeared during the episode broadcast on 4 October 2013.[9]

The X Factor Australia[edit]

In 2013, Tolli auditioned for the fifth season of The X Factor Australia with Birdy's version of "People Help the People".[10] She commented that her time on Neighbours helped calm her nerves.[11] Tolli advanced to the super bootcamp stage of the competition. On the first day of super bootcamp, Tolli sang a rendition of "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People and advanced to the second stage of super bootcamp, where she sang "Last Request" by Paulo Nutini.[10] On the final day of super bootcamp, Tolli performed "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush to the judges and a live audience of one thousand.[12] She then advanced to the home visits stage and was put into the Under 24 Girls category, which was mentored by Redfoo.[13] At the home visits, Tolli sang "Bizarre Love Triangle" by Frente! for Redfoo and his assistant and advanced to the live shows.[10][14] During the first week of the live shows, Tolli sang "Smile" by Lily Allen and she advanced to the second week, where she sang Michael Jackson's "Thriller".[15][16] On September 10, Tolli's performance of "Thriller" debuted at number sixty-three on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming Tolli's first single to debut on a national chart.[17][18]

In week five of the live shows, Tolli fell into the bottom two alongside Joelle Hadjia but was saved after judges Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Dannii Minogue all opted to eliminate Hadjia.[19] Following the eliminations of Hadjia and Ellie Lovegrove, Tolli became the only remaining contestant in the Under 24 Girls category. In week seven of the live shows, Tolli fell into the bottom two alongside Omar Dean but was saved via deadlock.[20] Tolli's performance of Lorde's "Royals" debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number eighty-one.[21] In week eight of the live shows, Tolli fell into the bottom two alongside Third Degree.[22] The judges vote went to deadlock, and Tolli was eliminated after it was revealed she received the fewest amount of votes.[22] She placed fifth overall in the competition.[22] Tolli appeared on Sunrise on 21 October 2013, as a guest reporter doing a segment on the backstage drama of The X Factor.[23] In November 2013, she embarked on The X Factor Live Tour across Australia with Third Degree, Taylor Henderson, Dami Im and Jai Waetford.[24]

Performances on The X Factor[edit]

     denotes having entered the ARIA Singles Chart.
     denotes having been in the bottom two.
     denotes having been eliminated.

2014: Debut EP, In Transit[edit]

On 4 April 2014, Tolli performed at the Revesby Workers Club in Revesby, New South Wales, as part of the Best of Tour with fellow X Factor contestants Kelebek and Omar Dean and The Voice Australia contestant Michael Stangel.[25][26] On 4 September 2014, Tolli uploaded two new original songs "Further" and "Hesitate" onto Triple J Unearthed.[1] The response from her fans was extremely positive, with both songs receiving a high rating and "Further" charting at number seventy-six.[27][1] Tolli announced that she is working on her debut EP, with producer Andrew Lowden.[1] It was released on 19 October 2015 and called In Transit.[28]


Tolli cites Birdy, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Jewel, Johnny Cash and Norah Jones as her musical influences, as well as contemporaries such as The xx, The Jezabels, Angus and Julia Stone and Radiohead as her musical influences.[10][1] In an interview with Pop Sugar, Tolli was asked about which of her X Factor performances represented the musical direction she wanted to go in. She stated that it was her performances of Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful", Lorde's "Royals" and Rihanna's "Stay".[29]

Concert tours[edit]

  • The X Factor Live Tour (2013)[24]
  • The Best of Tour (2014)[25]


X Factor charted performances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
"Thriller" 2013 63
"Royals" 81


Year Title Role Notes
1994–2001, 2013 Neighbours Louise "Lolly" Carpenter Regular role
2011 Tangle Girl #2
2013 Is This The Real World Caitlyn


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  6. ^ Koha, Nui Te (5 August 2013). "Neighbours child star Jiodan Tolli, who played Lolly Carpenter on Ramsay St, returns to our screens on X Factor". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
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  9. ^ "Soap Diary". TV Week. Bauer Media Group (39). 28 September – 4 October 2013. 
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  11. ^ Vickery, Colin; Domjen, Briana (5 August 2013). "The X factor riding high in the ratings before stoush with Australia's Got Talent". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "The X Factor Australia Boot Camp Recap – Jiordan Tolli Stuns With Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill". Take 40 Australia. Authentic Entertainment. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "The X Factor Australia Boot Camp Recap – Dami Im Returns as Matt Gresham Pulls Out Of The Competition!". Take 40 Australia. Authentic Entertainment. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "The X Factor Australia Boot Camp Recap – Guy Sebastian Makes His Return To The Show!". Take 40 Australia. Authentic Entertainment. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
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  17. ^ Ryan, Gavin (7 September 2013). "ARIA Singles: Katy Perry's Roar Spends Third Week at Number One". Noise11. Noise Network. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Chartifacts - Tuesday 10th September, 2013". ARIA Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "The X Factor Australia Live Decider – Joelle Is Sent Home After RedFoo's Girls Face Off!". Take 40 Australia. Authentic Entertainment. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  20. ^ Hardie, Giles (8 October 2013). "X Factor recap: Omar gets an obituary". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  21. ^ Ryan, Gavin (12 October 2013). "ARIA Singles: Katy Perry Is Still Roaring". Noise11. Noise Network. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  22. ^ a b c Cronin, Seanna (14 October 2013). "Redfoo's final singer Jiordan eliminated from The X Factor". Sunshine Coast Daily. APN News & Media. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Jiordan Tolli goes behind-the-scenes at X Factor". Sunrise. Yahoo!7. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "The X Factor Live Tour 2013". The X Factor Australia. Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. 
  25. ^ a b "The 'Best Of' Tour at Revesby Workers Club". Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. 
  26. ^ Georgakopoulos, Chris (25 March 2014). "TV Singers Join Forces". Canterbury Bankstown Express. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. 
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  28. ^ "In Transit (EP) - by Jiordy". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  29. ^ Jessica Chandra (15 October 2013). "Jiordan Tolli Says She Felt Ready to Leave The X Factor". Pop Sugar. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  30. ^ Peak chart positions for songs on the ARIA Singles Chart:

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