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    Season 2 

Altiyan Childs

Sally Chatfield

Andrew Lawson


Luke & Joel

Hayley Teal

India Rose Madderom

Mitchell Smith

Amanda Grafanakis


James Mcnally

Chris Doe

    Season 3 

Reece Mastin

Andrew Wishart

  • 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.

Johnny Ruffo

Three Wishez

Declan Sykes

Christina Parie

  • 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.

Mitchell Callaway

Young Men Society

Audio Vixen

Jacqui Newland

  • No-Damage Run: Inverted, she was in the bottom 2 for the first three weeks straight, finally getting eliminated on the third time.

Tyla Bertolli

Cleo Howman

    Season 4 

Samantha Jade

Jason Owen

The Collective

Bella Ferraro

Shiane Hawke

  • The Cutie
  • No-Damage Run: Notably, she was never in the Bottom 2 seven weeks straight until she was eliminated in Week 8.

Nathaniel Willemse


Angel Tupai

  • Celebrity Resemblance: During Week 3, she sang Emeli Sande's song "Next To Me," and was noted as looking very similar to her.

Carmelo Munzone

  • My Greatest Second Chance: After not being selected initially for the live shows, he was asked to replace Josh Brookes from Week 2 onwards.

Justin Standley

  • The Generic Guy: A nice guy and decent singer, but otherwise doesn't have much of a musical identity.

What About Tonight

Josh Brookes

Adil Memon

    Season 5 

Dami Im

  • 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.

Taylor Henderson

Jai Waetford

Third D3gree

  • 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.

Jiordan Tolli

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Omar Dean



Ellie Lovegrove

Barry Southgate

Cat Vas


    Season 6 
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 Punzalan

Girls. 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.

Dean Ray

Boys. 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 3

Groups. 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 Derry

Overs. 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 Shadbolt

Girls. 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 Heerah

Overs. 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


Boys. 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.

Rochelle Pitt

Overs. 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 Carter

Girls. 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.


Groups. 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 Nookadu

Boys. 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 Yesterday

Groups. 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.


Groups. 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.
    Season 7 
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.

Cyrus Villanueva

Boys. A university student, Cyrus stunned all the way through auditions too live shows, only faltering during the giantkiller Rock Week. Always considered the favourite too win, he was never in the bottom two. Notable Performance: Wicked Game by Chris Isaak.

Louise Adams

Over 25's. A country mother (something constantly emphasized), whose voice possessed a massive vibrato. Contrasted to Cyrus, who sang many songs originally by female artists, Louise sang many songs by male ones. Notable Performance: Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) by Cher.

Jess & Matt

Groups. The shows first couple, their best performances were actually break-up songs. Were in the bottom two with their fellow groups, eliminating them each time. Sang a wide variety of songs, from R&B, to folk, to rock. Notable Performance: Do You Remember by Jarryd James.

Big T

Boys. Big T was big fun, notable for auditioning in his mining uniform! Had an affectionate personality, which greatly extended his run. His performances became increasingly more theatrical as the show went on. Notable Performance: Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.

Mahalia Simpson

Girls. A soul singer from New Zealand, she was notable for being in half of the seasons bottom two's, and actually sang more songs then the eventual winner due to this. Notable Performance: Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby by Louis Jordan.

Natalie Conway

Overs 25's. Although an over, she sang many modern songs. Was eliminated singing a house song; her favorite genre. Sung numerous newer songs, even though she was an older contestant. Notable Performance: Toca's Miracle by Fragma (eliminated after this performance).

Michaela Baranov

Girls. Gravelly voiced and dreamy eyed, most of her performances consisted of swaying. One of the weaker vocalists, whose run was likely extended due to her father passing away only days before her audition. Notable Performance: My Love by Sia.

In Stereo

Groups. A literal boy band, (all 15 and under), consisting of past contestants from the Voice Kids. Popular, but their undoing was the fact that they were three soloists in a group. Although young, none of the judges doubted their commitment to music or their fans. Notable Performance: Photograph by Ed Sheeran.

Jimmy Davis

Boys. A red headed rocker who was eliminated alongside Georgia Denton. Slugged the show almost immediately after his elimination, but did apologize. Notable Performance: Rocket Man by Elton John.

Georgia Denton

Girls. Young schoolgirl whose voice carried a fair amount of emotion. Eliminated after a poor song choice, which the judges later expressed regret over. Notable Performance: Listen to Your Heart by Roxette.

The Fisher Boys

Groups. Four brothers who could sing, dance and perform, and that's just from practicing in the garage. Although all strong vocalists, they weren't considered particularly individualistic, and were eliminated quickly. Notable Performance: Can't Feel My Face by the Weeknd

Dan Hammill

Over 25's jazz singer. Not particularly interesting, evidenced by being eliminated in week one. Was undoubtedly a tremendous singer though. Notable Performance: Take Me to Church by Hozier, although this drew criticism.


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