Luke & Joel
- Lipstick Lesbian: Revealed at her audition.
- Go Out with a Smile: Sang the fairly upbeat song "Valerie", which contrasts the usual somber ballads and inspirational songs used in the sing-offs.
- Ms. Fanservice
India Rose Madderom
- Graduation for Everyone: Dropped out of High School to audition
- Guttural Growler: All the time.
- Flawless Victory: Averted, he was in the bottom 2 during Week 7.
- Mr. Fanservice: Had some sexy performances, which was disconcerting as he was only 17.
- My Nayme Is: Reece is an odd spelling.
- Boring Invincible Hero: Subverted, despite being the only one of the three contestants who was never in the bottom 2 going in to Final, he placed second instead.
- The Smurfette Principle: After three straight female eliminations in a row at the start of the live shows, she was the only solo female artist for four weeks until her elimination.
Young Men Society
- No-Damage Run: Inverted, she was in the bottom 2 for the first three weeks straight, finally getting eliminated on the third time.
- Affectionate Nickname: Sammy.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
- Boring Invincible Hero: Oh so very much averted, while there are only two other winners in all three main X Factor versions that were ever in the Bottom 2, she was in it not one, not two, but three times! Despite many feeling she deserved the win, most were surprised she pulled it off.
- Good Is Boring: Her detractors claim this.
- Flawless Victory: Averted. Special mention of this goes to the fact she was in the Bottom 2 the very first week, so at no point was her campaign flawless.
- The Hero's Journey
- Melismatic Vocals
- Ms. Fanservice: Is considered arguably the most attractive female contestant in any season.
- My Greatest Second Chance: To make it in the music industry.
- Pimped-Out Dress: The dress for "Wide Awake."
- The Cutie
- Four Is Death
- Forgotten Birthday: Did this to herself; she only realized she was auditioning on her birthday when asked how old she was.
- Graduation for Everyone: Averted, she left in Year 12 to focus on music.
- Tempting Fate: The week of her elimination, the final song she sang before the voting was "The Last Day On Earth".
- The Cutie
- No-Damage Run: Notably, she was never in the Bottom 2 seven weeks straight until she was eliminated in Week 8.
- Bald of Awesome: Well, semi-bald anyway.
- Celebrity Resemblance: During Week 3, she sang Emeli Sande's song "Next To Me," and was noted as looking very similar to her.
- My Greatest Second Chance: After not being selected initially for the live shows, he was asked to replace Josh Brookes from Week 2 onwards.
- The Generic Guy: A nice guy and decent singer, but otherwise doesn't have much of a musical identity.
What About Tonight
- Arc Words: "Awesome singing."
- Asian Airhead: Subverted. While she might seem a little spacey at times, she is very skilled at the piano and taught it as a living. She also practiced her singing for years.
- Character Development: Gradually gains a lot of stage presence and confidence from her first audition by the time she makes the final.
- The Chanteuse: The staging and atmosphere for "Saving All My Love For You" was definitely meant to evoke this.
- Competence Zone: A rare zigzagged example. While she is older than many of the contestants in her season, she is the youngest of the Overs, and even then is only in that category because it was changed from Over 25s to 24s at super Super bootcamp. But then the other two Overs are eliminated within the first three weeks so she becomes the oldest for the last seven weeks . . . however, it is widely agreed she was at the very least one of the best in her season, regardless of age.
- Fandom Nickname: The Dami Army.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: The dress for "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
- Flawless Victory: Unlike Reece Mastin and especially Samantha Jade before her, she was never in the Bottom 2 in her entire run.
- Foreshadowing: During Week 1, she was the first contestant to be declared safe. Later on she go on to place first.
- Funny Foreigner
- Genki Girl
- Guttural Growler: At times.
- Irony: Was initially not selected for Home Visits, only come back as a replacement when one of the original six dropped out. She is then selected and proceeds to win the whole thing.
- Happily Married: She and her husband Noah love to bring this up.
- Korean Pop Music: Initially aspired to go into this type of music. However, she decides on more of a powerhouse style of singing after training, which she performed during the show.
- Melismatic Vocals
- No-Damage Run: Made it to the Final 3 while never being in the Bottom 2.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Several. Received a Lampshade Hanging one week where, after her performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," a hash tag for the performance, #That Dress, appeared onscreen.
- Shrinking Violet: At first.
- Statuesque Stunner: She is very tall even without heels, which she usually wears.
- The Cast Showoff: She plays the piano during Week 1 for her performance of "One". Interestingly, this was the only time she did so, a rarity since contestants on these shows who can play instruments will usually play theirs just about every other performance.
- The Piano Player: She taught piano for a living prior to show.
- Aerith and Bob: The members are Kelebek, Jacinta and Jordan.
- Four Is Death
- Hope Spot: Even moreso than Jiordan the week before; as it was their third time in the bottom two and they were against Taylor Henderson, a front runner who was on his first time. Instead of the judges voting them out straight away, the vote was two to one in their favor . . . until Red Foo took it to deadlock. Even then, it was still a better chance as many thought Taylor would automatically be saved, although it didn't make much of a difference in the end.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: Kelebek's real name is Vanessa.
- My Nayme Is: A rare intended example. Justified in that they're a group.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Although their rapping is considered legitimately good.
- Two Girls and a Guy
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: "Jacinta" is pretty out there as far as names are concerned, and yes, it is her birth name.
- Break Up Song: Although many contestants do these, she's notable for doing several: "Smile", "Torn", "Don't Speak," and "Somebody That I Used To Know."
- The Cutie
- Darker and Edgier: Her cover of Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
- Expository Hairstyle Change: From blonde to pink.
- Flower in Her Hair
- Genki Girl
- Hope Spot: Despite being on her third trip to the bottom two and being considered the likeliest to leave that week, the judges let the vote between her and Third D3gree go to deadlock . . . only for her to have the lowest votes anyway.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Many noted that her Save Me songs were really good and although she worked well with the songs given to her, she seemed more adept ant song choice than her mentor Red Foo.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Graceful Loser: Mouths along the lyrics to Third D3gree's performance of Thrift Shop during their "Save Me" performance against her.
- Irony: Two hours before her performance in Week 4, she started having symptoms of a heart attack, but decides to perform anyway. The song she was singing that week? Ellie Goulding's Burn.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover
- Ms. Fanservice
- My Nayme Is: Her name is Jiordan. It's pronounced the way "Jordan" usually is and is almost never seen anywhere else as a variation.
- One Steve Limit: Subverted. While there are no other soloists named Jordan among the finalists, one of the members of Third D3gree is. He is a guy though.
- Played straight, however, in that no one of note on the show or not has the particular spelling of "Jiordan".
- Pink Means Feminine: the fake bedroom she starts out in for her cover of "Smile" is almost completely pink.
- Sad Clown: The theme of her costume for "Don't Speak."
- Scenery Porn: The entire set design for "Smile", full stop.
- The Cover Changes the Gender: Averted with "With Or Without You" and "Dancing With Myself".
- Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Averted, the platform for "With Or Without You" was supposed to rotate, but it doesn't. She covers this by turning herself around as she stands up.
- Vocal Range Exceeded: During her cover of "Burn", the judges noted she sounded like she was straining for the high notes.
- Walking Disaster Area: During Week 3, the platform she was sitting on had a malfunction and didn't rotate. The following week, she sings despite having symptoms of a heart attack just two hours prior. Then, during Week 8, there's a little malfuncion for her band's platform. And yet, she carried it all with dignity.
- The Atoner: When Redfoo gaver her a no at her audition and was assigned as her mentor, this is what she had to do.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Was in the group "Good Question" the year before and made it all the way to Home Visits before getting eliminated.
- My Greatest Second Chance
- One Name Only: Her last name is Hadija.
The funnest season to date, this season featured the wildcard act. Featured some absolutely stunning performances. Lots of wacky group performances & costumes also, but all in good faith.
Marlisa PunzalanGirls. Fifteen year old schoolgirl with a huge voice. Marlisa surprised and stunned each week, and shot too the top. However she found herself in deep waters during the semi-final. Notable Performance: All By Myself by Celine Dion/Eric Carmen.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Darkhorse Victory: Was in the bottom two the week before and was against frontrunners Dean Ray and Brothers 3 in the Final.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Only fifteen years old.
Dean RayBoys. A rock performer, who added his own personal style to every performance. The margin between him and Marlisa in the final was 00.1%. Notable Performance: Budapest by George Ezra.
Brothers 3Groups. Australia's first wildcard. Known for their genuine performance style and down to earth charm. Never in the bottom two. Notable Performance: The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel.
Reigan DerryOvers. Former Idol contestant, and mistress of all four elements, Reigan appeared on the show as a guest act in 2010, before falling from the charts. Came back in grand style, but was eliminated when facing off against the equally formidable Marlisa. Notable Performance: All of them.
Caitlyn ShadboltGirls. Country chick. Her strength was country songs, and she faltered on pop//rock songs. Noted for her attractiveness. Notable Performance: If I Die Young by the Band Perry.
Jason HeerahOvers. A drummer ascended to singer, Jason had a big personality. A family man and father figures to the rest of the contestants. Notable Performance: Latch by Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
- Nice Guy: Repeatedly emphasized.
TeeBoys. A retail worker from New Zealand. An awesome vocalist, with wicked outfits, but eventually all his performances began to resemble one another. Known for deep growls and huge notes. Notable Performance: Somebody to Love by Queen.
- Camp Gay: Not the most prominent example, but still quite noticeable
- Guttural Growler
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is Ofisa Teealofa.
Rochelle PittOvers. Mother of 4, she surprised at her audition. A steady performer, but forgot her words during a critical performance. Eliminated during Rock Week. Notable Performance: Addicted to You by AVICII.
Sydnee CarterGirls. An eccentric, folky singer from Perth, Sydnee (ironic name, considering her home city) didn't have a massive voice, instead singing with tone. Was presented with some weird fashion choices throughout the competition, including a spacesuit. Notable Performance: Say Something by a Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera.
XOXGroups. A rap/soul girl group. Notables include Nada-Leigh, who could hit the whistle note, and Serenity, the group rapper. Had quite an eclectic style, and some awesome performances. Notable Performance: Problem by Ariana Grande.
Adrien NookaduBoys. Destined to be this years heartthrob, Adrien was both a singer and dancer. Although none of his performances were bad, and he stood out in the showdowns, not enough hearts throbbed. Notable Performance: When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars.
Younger Than YesterdayGroups. A pop rock boyband with an older vibe, these three were put together at Bootcamp. Succumbed to the groups curse, and were quickly eliminated. Notable Performance: What I Like About You by the Romantics.
TrillGroups. Keeping it "true" and "real," Trill were a Rn B/Rap trio consisting of three friends. They were the first to be eliminated. Notable Performance: Super Bass by Nicki Minaj.
Not necessarily dark, but a much more maturer season then past ones. Singers came from genres such as gospel, folk and soul, and a double elimination was present in this season, as well as the dreaded Five Seat Challenge. The season featured a high quality of singers, as well as two new judges and the return of an old one.