After all the searching, all the singing, all the looking – the decisions are made, and now it’s all up to the performances of these Top 12 in the upcoming Live Shows, starting Monday. The X Factor Australia is riding high on its own wave of unearthed talent, including the manufacturing of a “super group” a la One Direction that have made it through.
Buoyed by the positivity of The Voice on Ch9 earlier this year X Factor has leaped on some very talented people, with a few a little outside of the box (Siane & Jason as prime examples of people about to blossom). From the press release:
The final Home Visit on THE X FACTOR was emotion-charged as the judge’s had to say goodbye to half of their acts to arm themselves with their top three to sing it out at next week’s all important first live show.
Thousands across Australia auditioned, and following months of fierce competition, the performers who blew the nation and judges away, and captured our hearts, have been revealed. They’ve been through the nerve racking auditions, survived Super Boot Camp, and travelled the world for Home Visits – all with one mission – to make The X FACTOR Top 12.
THE X FACTOR TOP 12 IS:
UNDER 25 MALES – MENTORED BY MEL B
Adil Memon, 18, Ipswich
Jason Owen, 18, Dubbo
Josh Brookes, 20, Perth
UNDER 25 FEMALES – MENTORED BY NAT
Bella Ferraro, 18, Sydney
Angel Tupai, 19, Sydney
Shiane Hawke, 14, Darwin
OVER 25’s – MENTORED BY GUY
Samantha Jade, 25, Sydney
Justin Standley, 41, Sydney
Nathaniel Willemse, 25, Melbourne
GROUPS – MENTORED BY RONAN
What About Tonight
– Brock Jays, 19, Wangaratta
– Luke Howell, 18, Gold Coast
– Christian Anthony, 15, Sydney
– Mitchel Cave, 15, Cairns
– Tyrone Georgiadis, 18, Sydney
– Joseph Kalepo, 20, Sydney
– Jakiel Fuimaono, 18, Sydney
– Izaia Fuimaono, 20, Sydney
– Jaye Fuimaono, 17, Sydney
– Jayden Sierra, 17, Sydney
– Julian Devezio, 17, Adelaide
– Wil Singe, 19, Sydney
– Trent Bell, 21, Brisbane
– Zach Russell, 22, Rockhampton
Monday nights will see the Top 12 perform for their place in the competition and then each Tuesday one contestant will leave.
Who has THE X FACTOR?
THE X FACTOR has already seen superstars One Direction, Ke$ha, Usher and Alicia Keys help the Top 12 through Home Visits with more special guest performers still to come.
Since its first UK series in 2004, THE X FACTOR has established itself as the world’s leading singing talent search – successfully launching into over 20 territories, including Sweden, Russia, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Germany and is about to launch Series 2 in the USA. Internationally, THE X FACTOR has discovered singing sensations One Direction, Leona Lewis and Reece Mastin.
THE X FACTOR is a Fremantle media production for Channel Seven.