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|| Episode 36- 2004 Grand Finale

Australian Idol- 2004 Finale

Sunday November 21 at 7.30pm

Sydney's Casey Donovan was named Australia's next Idol in an extraordinary live television event. The 3-hour final was broadcast live on Network Ten and began with Top 30 finalist performing on the McDonald's unforgettable concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Adrian Hood, Barry Southgate, Carlos Velazquez, Laurence Sorbello, Liza Schulberg and Ngaiire Joseph performed in the special outdoors concert and Joel Turner and the beat-boxer alliance, together with Flynn were also among those performing on the night. Judge Marcia Hines also performed, singing the track "Ain't Nobody" from her album. Close to 3000 members of the public attended the outdoors concert, with another 2000 family, celebrities, fans, music industry heavyweights and other VIPs seated in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House.

Finalists Anthony and Casey then arrived, complete with police escort, in a white stretch Porsche limo to the Sydney Opera House. A spectacular fireworks display then lit the skies over the harbour especially for the arrival of the final two.

In the second half of the telecast, the Top 12 Idol contestants performed songs from the series individually and then together with the other two finalists.

Casey then performed 'Symphony of Life' live on stage individually and then Anthony sang 'The Prayer'. The finalists did not perform any new songs on the night. All the Idol finalists then joined in a medley of Australian hits live during the television event accompanied by Musical director John Foreman and a twenty-eight-piece band, and a special appearance by last year's Australian Idol Guy Sebastian.

Running 30 minutes overtime, Anthony and Casey finally appeared together on the stage for the announcement of the winner. Host James Mathison and Andrew G then announced, in a nail-biting finale to the extraordinary series, that Casey Donovan was Australia's next Australian Idol. The clearly ecstatic winner thanked her fans, family, the judges and supporters. Anthony commended Casey for her talent and thanked everyone for their support.

The newly crowned Australian Idol then took to the stage performing "Listen to Your Heart'" the debut single that is to be released next Monday, 29 November, and is also available for instant download from the BigPond Music website. After the performance Casey was joined on stage by the other Idol contestants and runner-up Anthony.

Both Anthony and Casey will have no time to celebrate the conclusion of the series with press commitments throughout this week. Casey will embark on a hectic schedule beginning with recording her debut album due for release in an unprecedented two weeks in early December and preparations for a possible second World Idol special. Although Anthony did not win, he will engage in talks with BMG for an inevitable recording career.

All Idol contests, except Angie Narayan and Dan O'Connor, will also be kept busy with a planned Australian Idol tour of major capital cities around the country starting in the new year.

The journey has only just begun for both Casey Donovan and Anthony Callea.


|| Episode 35- Top 2 Final Head-to-Head Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 2 Final Head-to-Head Performance Show

Sunday November 14 at 7.30pm

Anthony and Casey have performed live in the final round of live theme shows in Australian Idol. The remaining two performed three songs each by artists of their choice including Evanescence, Peter Cetera, Vanessa Amorosi and Craig David for the head-to-head show tonight. The other Top 12 finalists were also in the audience to support the remaining two contestants.

Here is a list of what Anthony and Casey sang on the final live performance show before the grand final, 14 November 2003 and their respective voting lines-

Anthony- 1902 55 55 61
:: 'The Glory Of Love' by Peter Cetera
:: 'Walking Away' by Craig David
:: 'Listen With Your Heart' written by Diane Warren

Casey- 1902 55 55 62
:: 'Take Me As I Am' by Vanessa Amorosi
:: 'Hello' by Evanescence
:: 'Listen With Your Heart' written by Diane Warren

SMS First Name to 19 10 10


Phone and SMS lines will remain open for seven days until 8.45pm AEDST, Sunday 21 November. Phone voting and SMS voting will be charged at 55 cents. Calls from mobile extra.

Which contestants will have the least votes? Who will be named the Australian Idol at the Grand Final at the Sydney Opera House on 21 November? Vote for your favourite contestant. You decide who will be the Australian Idol.

|| Episode 34- Top 3 1970's Result Show

Australian Idol-Top 3 1970's Result Show

Monday November 8 at 7.30pm

The final 2 contestants of Australian Idol 2004 were revealed tonight after Courtney Murphy was eliminated from the series in the ninth live result show. After the phone and SMS lines closed at 7:40pm, the remaining Top 3 sang together for the last time with a performance of 'Oh What A Night' by the Four Seasons.

After the performance, hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the contestant who had the least amount of votes after last nights 70's performance show. After a tense moment, the final three were firstly told that Casey Donovan was safe and had made it to the Sydney Opera House grand final on November 21. It was then out of Courtney Murphy and Anthony Callea to contend for the final position to join Casey. Of the two, it was time for Courtney, the 24 year-old musician, to be eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Courtney performed one of his songs from last night's 70's themed show- "My Love", with the remaining Top 2 Idol contestants clearly emotional.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the latest behind the scenes action including all the reaction from tonight's elimination. Also tune in next Sunday to see the final round of live performances before the grand final when Anthony and Casey will sing the debut winners single written by acclaimed American songwriter Diane Warren. And on November 21 for the Australian Idol Grand Final to be held at the Sydney Opera House. Which contestant will be eliminated next week and who will be the Australian Idol?

|| Episode 33- Top 3 1970's Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 3 1970's Performance Show

Sunday November 7 at 7.30pm

The remaining Top 3 Idol finalists have performed live in the tenth round of live theme shows on Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs from the 1970's, for the latest themed show.

Here is a list of what each of the remaining Australian Idol contestants sang on the tenth episode of the live themed shows, 7 November 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Courtney- 1902 55 55 61
::Somebody to Love/My Love

Casey- 1902 55 55 62
::Your So Vain/Misty Blue

Anthony- 1902 55 55 63
::Hold The Line/Bridge Over Troubled Water

Which contestant will depart Idol this week? Which contestants will have the least votes? Vote for your favourite contestant to keep them in. You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe for another week

|| Episode 32- Top 4 Big Band Result Show

Australian Idol-Top 4 Big Band Result Show

Monday November 1 at 7.30pm

The Top 4 of Australian Idol was reduced to just three after Hayley Jensen was eliminated from the series in the eighth live result shows. After the phone and SMS lines closed at 7:40pm, the remaining Top 4 sang together for the last time with a performance of 'It Don't Mean A Thing'.

After the performance, hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the two contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Hayley and Casey Donovan. The emotional contestants were then told that Casey was safe for another week and that Hayley, the 21 year-old Canberra student, was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Hayley performed one of her song from last night's Big Band themed show- "It Had to be You", with the remaining Idol contestants clearly emotional at the announcement.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the latest behind the scenes action including all the reaction from tonight's elimination. Also tune in next Sunday to see the tenth round of live performances with a show based on hits from the 1970's and next Monday to see which contestant is eliminated next.


|| Episode 31- Top 4 Big Band Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 4 Big Band Performance Show

Sunday October 31 at 7.30pm

The remaining Top 4 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the ninth round of live theme shows on Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs from the Big Band era for the latest themed show tonight.

Here is a list of what each of the remaining Australian Idol contestants sang on the ninth episode of the live themed shows, 31 October 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Anthony: 1902 55 55 61
Fever/Route 66

Casey: 1902 55 55 62
Come Fly With Me/Why Don't You Do Right?

Hayley: 1902 55 55 63
It Had To Be You/Nature Boy

Courtney: 1902 55 55 64
For Once In My Life/Don't Get Around Much Anymore


Which contestant will depart Idol this week? Which contestants will have the least votes? Vote for your favourite contestant to keep them in. You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe for another week.

|| Episode 30- Top 5 Rnb/Soul Result Show

Australian Idol-Top 5 Rnb/Soul Result Show

Monday October 25 at 7.30pm

The Top 5 of Australian Idol was reduced to just four after Chanel Cole was eliminated from the series after the seventh live result shows. After the lines closed at 7:40pm, the remaining Top 5 sang together with a performance of 'September' by Earth, Wind And Fire.

After the performance, hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the three contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Hayley Jensen, Channel and Courtney Murphy. The emotional contestants were then told that both Hayley and Courtney were safe for another week and that Chanel, the unique 26 year-old singer, was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Chanel performed her song from last night's RnB/Soul themed show- "'Hit Em Up" by Blu Cantrell, with other Idol contestants clearly emotional at the announcement.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action including all the reaction from tonight's elimination. Also tune in next Sunday to see the ninth round of live performances with a show based on Big Band hits and next Monday to see which contestant is eliminated next.

|| Episode 29- Top 5 RnB/Soul Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 5 RnB/Soul Performance Show

Sunday October 24 at 7.00pm

The remaining Top 5 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the eighth round of live theme shows on Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs from the RnB/Soul genre included songs made famous by Brian McKnight, Blu Cantrell, and the Doobie Brothers among others for the themed show tonight.

Here is a list of what each of the remaining Australian Idol contestants sang on the eighth episode of the live themed shows, 24 October 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Chanel- 'Hit Em Up' by Blu Cantrell 1902 55 55 61
Anthony- 'Back At One' by Brian McKnight 1902 55 55 62
Casey- 'Beautiful' by India Arie 1902 55 55 63
Courtney- 'What A Fool Believes' by Doobie Brothers 1902 55 55 64
Hayley- 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' by Lauryn Hill 1902 55 55 65


Which contestant will depart Idol this week? Which contestants will have the least votes? Vote for your favourite contestant to keep them in. You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe for another week

|| Episode 28- Top 6 1980s Result Show

Australian Idol-Top 6 1980s Result Show

Monday October 18 at 7.30pm


The Top 6 of Australian Idol was reduced to just five after Marty Worrall was eliminated from the series after the seventh live result shows. After the lines closed at 7:40pm, the remaining Top 6 sang together with a performance of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust".

After the performance, hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the three contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Casey Donovan, Marty and Hayley Jensen. The emotional contestants were then told that both Hayley and Casey were safe for another week and that Marty, the 26 year-old singer, was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Marty performed his song from last night's 1980's themed show- "Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis & The News, with other Idol contestants clearly emotional at the announcement.

Tune in tomorrow for the hour-long special Australian Idol: Up Close and Personal special at 7.30pm when the remaining Top 5 will perform and answer audience questions. Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action including all the reaction from tonight's elimination. Also tune in next Sunday to see the eighth round of live performances with a show based on Soul and Rn'B hits and next Monday to see which contestant is eliminated next.

|| Episode 27- Top 6 1980s Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 6 1980s Performance Show

Sunday October 17 at 7.00pm

The remaining Top 6 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the seventh round of live theme shows in Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs from in the 1980's, which included songs made famous by Huey Lewis & The News, Martika, and Foreigner among others for the 80's show on tonight.

Here is a list of what each of the remaining Australian Idol contestants sang on the seventh episode of the live themed shows, 17 October 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Marty- Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News 1902 55 55 61
Chanel- Stop by Sam Brown 1902 55 55 62
Casey- The Flame by Cheap Trick 1902 55 55 63
Courtney- Oh Sherrie by Steve Perry 1902 55 55 64
Hayley- I Feel The Earth Move by Martika 1902 55 55 65
Anthony- I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner 1902 55 55 66


Which contestant will depart Idol this week? Which contestants will have the least votes? Vote for your favourite contestant to keep them in. You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe for another week

|| Episode 26- Top 7 The Beatles Result Show

Australian Idol-Top 7 The Beatles Result Show

Monday October 11 at 7.30pm

The Top 7 of Australian Idol was reduced to just six after another shock result when Ricki-Lee Coulter was eliminated from the series after the sixth of the live result shows. After the lines closed at 7:40pm, the remaining Top 7 sang together with a performance of The Beatles' "Hard Day's Night".

After the performance, hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the three contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Ricki, Marty Worrall and Chanel Cole. The emotional contestants were then told that both Marty and Chanel were safe for another week and that Ricki-Lee, the 18 year-old singer from the Gold Coast, was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Ricki-Lee performed his song from last night's Beatles themed show- "We Can Work It Out", with other Idol contestants clearly emotional at the announcement.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action including all the reaction from tonight's elimination. Also tune in next Sunday to see the seventh round of live performances with a show based on hits from the 1980s and next Monday to see which contestant is eliminated next.


|| Episode 25- Top 7 The Beatles Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 7 The Beatles Performance Show

Sunday October 10 at 7.00pm

The remaining Top 7 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the sixth round of live theme shows in Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs made famous by The Beatles for tonight's 'fab four' themed show.

Here is a list of what each of the remaining Australian Idol contestants sang on the sixth episode of the live themed shows, 10 October 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Chanel- Across The Universe 1902 55 55 61
Anthony- I Saw Her Standing There 1902 55 55 62
Casey- Eleanor Rigby 1902 55 55 63
Marty- Oh Darling 1902 55 55 64
Hayley- Yesterday 1902 55 55 65
Courtney- Got To Get You Into My Life 1902 55 55 66
Ricki-Lee- We Can Work It Out 1902 55 55 67

Which contestant will depart Idol this week? Which contestants will have the least votes? Vote for your favourite contestant to keep them in. You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe for another week

|| Episode 24- Top 8 Idol's Choice Result Show

Australian Idol-Top 8 Idol's Choice Result Show

Monday October 4 at 7.30pm

The Top 8 of Australian Idol was reduced to just seven after Daniel Belle was eliminated from the series after the fifth of the live result shows. After the lines closed at 7:40pm, the remaining Top 8 sang together with a performance of Jamiroquai's "Canned Heat".

After the performance, hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the three contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Chanel Cole, Daniel and Hayley Jensen. The emotional contestants were then told that both Hayley and Chanel were safe for another week and that Daniel, the 21 year-old student, was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Daniel performed his song from last night's Idol's Choice themed show- "Your Song" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, with other Idol contestants clearly emotional at the announcement.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action including all the reaction from tonight's elimination. Also tune in next Sunday to see the sixth round of live performances with a show based on Beatles' Classics and next Monday to see which contestant is eliminated next.

|| Episode 23- Top 8 Idol's Choice Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 8 Idol's Choice Performance Show

Sunday October 3 at 7.00pm

The remaining Top 8 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the fifth round of 'live' theme shows in Australian Idol. This week the contestants were able to choose any song from any period and genre, which included songs made famous by Australian group George, kd lang and Whitney Houston among others for tonight's Idol's Choice show.

Here is a list of what each of the remaining Australian Idol contestants sang on the fifth episode of the live themed show, 3 October 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Ricki-Lee- "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston 1902 55 55 61
Marty- '"Broken Wings" by Mr Mister 1902 55 55 62
Hayley- "Release" by George 1902 55 55 63
Daniel- "Your Song" by Moulin Rouge soundtrack 1902 55 55 64
Chanel- "Constant Craving" by kd lang 1902 55 55 65
Courtney- "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys 1902 55 55 66
Casey- "Special Ones" by George 1902 55 55 67
Anthony- "The Prayer" by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli 1902 55 55 68

Which contestant will depart Idol this week? Which contestants will have the least votes? Vote for your favourite contestant to keep them in. You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe for another week

|| Episode 22- Top 9 Disco Result Show

Australian Idol-Top 9 Disco Result Show

Monday September 27 at 7.30pm

The Top 9 of Australian Idol was reduced to just eight after Emelia Rusciano was eliminated from the series after the forth of the live result shows. Before the lines closed at 7:40pm, the remaining Top 9 sang together with a performance of "We Are Family"- a classic Disco hit.

After the performance, hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the three contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Marty Worrall, Casey Donovan and Emelia. The emotional contestants were then told that both Casey and Marty were again safe for another week and that the 25 year-old mother Emelia was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Emelia performed her song from last night's Disco themed show- "Turn The Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson, with all the other Idol contestants joining her on stage

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action including all the reaction from tonight's elimination. Also tune in next Sunday to see the fifth round of live performances with a show based on the contestants own choice and next Monday to see which contestant is eliminated next.


|| Episode 21- Top 9 Disco Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 9 Disco Performance Show

Sunday September 26 at 7.00pm

The remaining Top 9 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the forth round of 'live' theme shows in Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs made famous in the Disco era, which included songs made famous by the Gloria Gaynor, Vicki Sue Robinson and Hot Chocolate among others for the Disco show on tonight.

Here is a list of what each of them sang on the forth episode of the live themed show, 26 September 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Casey- "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches and Herb 1902 55 55 61
Courtney- "Everyone's A Winner" by Hot Chocolate 1902 55 55 62
Chanel- "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Jackson Five/Gloria Gaynor 1902 55 55 63
Daniel- "Working My Way Back To You" by The Spinners 1902 55 55 64
Ricki-Lee- "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson 1902 55 55 65
Hayley- "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman 1902 55 55 66
Anthony- "Car Wash" by Rose Royce 1902 55 55 67
Marty- "More Than A Woman" by Bee Gees/Tavares 1902 55 55 68
Emelia- "Turn The Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson 1902 55 55 69

You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe.


|| Episode 20- Top 10 60's Results

Australian Idol-Top 10 60's Result Show

Monday September 20 at 7.30pm

The Top 10 of Australian Idol was reduced to nine after Amali Ward was eliminated from the series after the third of the live result shows. Before the lines closed at 7:40pm, the remaining Top 10 sang together with a performance of "Good Lovin'"- a song made famous by Young Rascals in the 60's.

After the performance, hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the three contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Hayley Jensen, Marty Worrall and Amali. The emotional contestants were then told that both Hayley and Marty were again safe for another week and that the 16 year-old Amali was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Amali performed her song from last night's 60's themed show- "Say A Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action including a medical scare and Idol visits to day spas. Also tune in next Sunday to see the forth round of live performances with a show based on hits from the Disco era and next Monday to see which contestant is eliminated next.


|| Episode 19- Top 10 60's Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 10 60's Performance Show

Sunday September 19 at 7.00pm

The remaining Top 10 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the third round of 'live' theme shows in Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs made famous in the 1960's, which included songs made famous by Dionne Warwick, Tina Turner, and Rolling Stones among others for the 60's show on tonight.

Here is a list of what each of them sang on the third episode of the live themed show, 19 September 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Emelia 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' by Dionne Warwick 1902 55 55 61
Ricki-Lee 'Proud Mary' by Tina Turner 1902 55 55 62
Anthony 'Gimme Some Lovin' by Spencer Davis 1902 55 55 63
Amali 'Say A Little Prayer' by Dionne Warwick 1902 55 55 64
Daniel 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' by The Hollies 1902 55 55 65
Marty 'Satisfaction' by Rolling Stones 1902 55 55 66
Hayley 'To Sir With Love' by Lulu 1902 55 55 67
Courtney 'Spinning Wheel' by Blood Sweat and Tears 1902 55 55 68
Chanel 'Walk On By' by Dionne Warwick 1902 55 55 69
Casey 'Somebody To Love' by Jefferson Airplane 1902 55 55 70

You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe.



|| Episode 18- Top 11 Pop Results

Australian Idol-Top 11 Pop Results

Monday September 13 at 7.30pm

The Top 11 of Australian Idol was reduced to ten after Dan O'Connor was eliminated from the series after the second of the live finals result shows. Before the results were announced, the remaining Top 11 sang together with a performance of "Play That Funky Music".

After the performance hosts Andrew G and James Mathison named the three contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Dan, Hayley Jensen and Marty Worrall. The emotional contestants were then told that both Hayley and Marty was safe for another week and that Dan was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation while Dan performed his song from last night's themed Pop show-"Higher" by Creed.

Tune in tomorrow for the hour-long special "Australian Idol: Live and Unforgettable" when the most memorable auditionees return to sing for their chance to perform at the Australian Idol finale at the Sydney Opera House.

Also tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action and next Sunday to see the third live performance show based on 1960's hits and next Monday to see which contestant is eliminated.



|| Episode 17- Top 11 Pop Performance Show

Australian Idol-Top 11 Pop Performance Show

Sunday September 12 at 7.30pm

The remaining Top 11 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the second round of 'live' theme shows in Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs classified under the broad Pop genre, which included songs made famous by R. Kelly, No Doubt, Anastacia, Pink, Beyonce and Creed among others for the pop themed show on tonight.

Here is a list of what each of them sang on the second episode of the live themed show, 12 September 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Casey 'Don't Speak' by No Doubt 1902 55 55 61
Dan 'Higher' by Creed 1902 55 55 62
Emelia 'Family Potrait' by Pink 1902 55 55 63
Anthony 'Ignition' by R. Kelly 1902 55 55 64
Hayley 'Left Outside Alone' by Anastacia 1902 55 55 65
Amali 'Shackles' by Mary Mary 1902 55 55 66
Courtney 'No Matter What' by Badfinger 1902 55 55 67
Chanel 'History Repeating' by Propellerheads 1902 55 55 68
Daniel 'You Raise Me Up' by Josh Groban 1902 55 55 69
Marty 'Remedy' by Jason Mraz 1902 55 55 70
Ricki-Lee 'Work It Out' by Beyonce Knowles 1902 55 55 71

Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see who will be told that they are heading home and who are safe.


|| Episode 16- Top 12 Australian Made Results

Australian Idol-Top 12 Australian Made Results

Monday September 6 at 7.30pm

The Top 12 of Australian Idol was reduced to eleven after Angie Narayan was eliminated from the series after the first of the live finals result shows. Before the lines closed at 7:40pm, all the Top 12 sang together for the first time with a performance of "Good Times"- song made famous by INXS and Jimmy Barnes.

After the performance hosts Andrew and James named the three contestants who had the least amount of votes. They were Emelia, Angie and Amali. The emotional contestants were then told that Amali was safe for another week. It was then announced that Angie was eliminated. The live audience were able to show their appreciation to Angie while she performed her song from last night's themed show- 'Touch Of Paradise' by John Farnham.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action. Also tune in next Sunday to see the second live performance show based on 'Pop' hits and next Monday to see who which contestant is eliminated next.


|| Episode 15- Top 12 Australian Made Performace Show

Australian Idol- Top 12 Australian Made

Sunday September 5 at 7.00pm

The Top 12 Australian Idol finalists have performed live in the first round of 'live' theme shows in Australian Idol. The contestants sang songs made famous by Australian artists including the Bee Gees, Olivia Newtown John, Tina Arena, John Farnham and Killing Heidi among others for the locally themed show on tonight.

Here is a list of what each of them sang on the first episode of the 'live' themed show, 5 September 2004 and their respective voting lines-

Chanel 'Green Limousine' by The Badloves 1902 55 55 61
Daniel 'You Were There' by Southern Sons 1902 55 55 62
Amali 'Emotion' by the Bee Gees 1902 55 55 63
Ricki-Lee 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' by Olivia Newtown John 1902 55 55 64
Marty 'When Something Is Wrong With My Baby' by John Farnham and Jimmy Barnes 1902 55 55 65
Casey 'Symphony Of Life' by Tina Arena 1902 55 55 66
Angie 'Touch Of Paradise' by John Farnham 1902 55 55 67
Anthony 'Heaven Knows' by Rick Price 1902 55 55 68
Emelia 'Just The Thing' by Paul Mac 1902 55 55 69
Dan 'Better' by Screaming Jet 1902 55 55 70
Hayley 'Weir' by Killing Heidi 1902 55 55 71
Courtney 'You Weren't In Love With Me' by Billy Fields 1902 55 55 72

One contestant will depart Idol each week until there are only two left standing for the Grand Final at the Sydney Opera House.

Which contestants will have the least votes? Vote for your favourite contestant to keep them in. You decide who will be the Australian Idol. Tune in tomorrow fr


|| Episode 14- Semi-Final Wildcard Results

Australian Idol- Semi-Final Wildcard Results

Monday August 30 at 7.30pm

Anthony Callea, Emelia Rusciano and Marty Worrall were the remaining wildcard finalists to make up the Top 12. On tonight's hour-long live result show, the Idol judges named two contestants to progress to the top 12, while the final spot was voted by the public.

The first judge's choice finalist to be named was Anthony Callea his version of "The Reason" proved popular with the judges who saw great potential from the singing teacher. The next surprise judge's choice finalist was student and mother Emelia Rusciano with her version of Alicia Key's "If I Ain't Got You". Hosts James Mathison and Andrew G them named the top two most popular contestants voted by the public over the last 24-hours, they were Marty Worrall and Ngaiire Joseph. Of the two, Marty progressed to the Top 12. His performance of "Somewhere We Only Know" proved popular with the national voting audience while Ngaiire narrowly missed out.

Tune in tomorrow for the special "Australian Idol- The House Party" when the Top 12 idol finalist move into their new home for the remainder of the contest and meet up with some of last year's Idol contestants. Also tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action.

And tune in next Sunday at 7.00pm when the first of the themed show goes live when the Top 12 constants will perform "Australian Made" songs in the next stage of the Australian Idol 2 competition.


|| Episode 13- Semi-Final Wildcard

Australian Idol- Semi-Final Wildcard

Sunday August 29 at 7.00pm

The special wildcard group battled it out in the last of the Semi-final heats of Australian Idol tonight. Adrian Hood, Anthony Callea, Carlos Velazquez, Emelia Rusciano, Emily George, Garth Ploog, Liza Schulberg, Marty Worrall, Ngaiire Joseph and Tara Del Borrello all sang a song of their choice which they believed demonstrated their singing ability the best to a nation audience.

Adrian "Way You Make Me Feel" 1902 55 55 61
Emily "Killing Me Softly" 1902 55 55 62
Garth "Harder To Breath" 1902 55 55 63
Emelia "If I Aint Got You" 1902 55 55 64
Ngaiire "Don't Let It End" 1902 55 55 65
Carlos "Senorita" 1902 55 55 66
Tara "I Turn To You" 1902 55 55 67
Anthony "The Reason" 1902 55 55 68
Liza "Do I Do" 1902 55 55 69
Marty "Somewhere We Only Know" 1902 55 55 70


The ten contestants then have a nervous 24-hour wait to see which contestant Australia voted to progress to the finals and the two contestants voted by the judges to make up the Top 12. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see what who will progress to the Top 12 and who will be told that they are heading home.


|| Episode 12- Semi-Final Group 3 Results

Australian Idol- Semi-Final Group 3 Results

Monday August 23 at 7.30pm

Ricki-Lee Coulter, Casey Donovan and Dan O'Connor were the third lot of three contestants to progress to the Top 12. On tonight's live result show, hosts James Mathison and Andrew G, back from illness, named the top four contestants voted by the public over the last 24-hours, they were Marty Worrall, Ricki-Lee, Casey and Dan. Of the four, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Casey Donovan and Dan O'Connor progressed to the Top 12.

Ricki-Lee's version of "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love" by Barry White proved popular with the voting public, while Casey's emotional performance of "Here's Where I Stand" also proved popular with the national voting audience. Dan O'Connor also progressed to the top 12 with his performance of Josh Kelly's "Amazing", while Marty Worrall narrowly missed out.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action and the naming of the ten top 30 finalist who have another chance at progressing to the next round with the Wildcard show.

Also tune in next Sunday at 7.00pm when these Wildcard constants will perform and the final three will be selected to make up the Top 12 finalists for Australian Idol 2.


|| Episode 11- Semi-Final Group 3

Australian Idol-Semi-Final Group 3

Sunday August 22 at 7.00pm

The third group in the Semi-finals of Australian Idol performed tonight. Billie Mccarthy, Carlos Velazquez, Casey Donovan, Christie Green, Daniel O'Connor, Emelia Rusciano, Garth Ploog, Marty Worrall, Nicole Wheatley and RickiLee Coulter all sang a song of their choice which they believed demonstrated their singing ability the best to a nation audience.

Nicole "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" 1902 55 55 61
Garth "Something Beautiful" 1902 55 55 62
Christie "Anytime You Need A Friend" 1902 55 55 63
Ricki-Lee "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love" 1902 55 55 64
Carlos "Yesterday" 1902 55 55 65
Emelia "Good Luck" 1902 55 55 66
Casey "Here's Where I Stand" 1902 55 55 67
Marty "Drops Of Jupiter" 1902 55 55 68
Billie "Stormy Weather" 1902 55 55 69
Dan "Amazing" 1902 55 55 70


The ten contestants then have a nervous 24-hour wait to see how Australia voted. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see what who will progress to the finals and who will be told that they are heading home.


|| Episode 10- Semi-Final Group 2 Results

Australian Idol-Semi-Final Group 2 Results

Monday August 16 at 7.30pm

Angie Narayan, Amali Ward and Daniel Belle were the second lot of three contestants to progress to the Top 12. On tonight's live result show, hosts Andrew and James named the top four contestants voted by the public over the last 24-hours, they were Angie, Amali, Liza Schulberg and Daniel. Of the four, Angie, Amali and Daniel progressed to the Top 12.

Angie version of "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin proved popular with the voting public, while Amali's performance of Joss Stone's "Some Kind Of Wonderful" also proved popular with the national voting audience. Daniel Belle also progressed to the top 12 after last night's controversial confrontation with judges. He progressed with his version of "Rock DJ" by Robbie Williams, while Liza narrowly missed out.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action with the next group of ten consisting of Billie Mccarthy, Carlos Velazquez, Casey Donovan, Christie Green, Daniel O'Connor, Emelia Rusciano, Garth Ploog, Marty Worrall, Nicole Wheatley and RickiLee Coulter.

Also tune in next Sunday at 7.00pm when these constants will perform and three more will be selected to join the Top 12 finalists from Group 1 and 2.


|| Episode 9- Semi-Final Group 2

Australian Idol-Semi-Final Group 2

Sunday August 15 at 7.00pm

The second group in the Semi-finals of Australian Idol performed tonight. Adrian Hood, Amali Ward, Angie Narayan, Barry Southgate, Chloè Skipp, Daniel Belle, Gabriel Cabrera, Liza Schulberg, Tara Del Borrello and Yasmine Dia all sang a song of their choice which they believed demonstrated their singing ability the best to a nation audience.

Yasmine "Free" 1902 55 55 61
Gabriel "Careless Whisper" 1902 55 55 62
Chloe "Turn Me On"' 1902 55 55 63
Angie "Chain Of Fools" 1902 55 55 64
Barry "Up Where We Belong" 1902 55 55 65
Tara "My Immortal" 1902 55 55 66
Adrian "Burn" 1902 55 55 67
Liza "You Put A Move On My Heart" 1902 55 55 68
Daniel "Rock DJ' 1902 55 55 69
Amali "Some Kind Of Wonderful" 1902 55 55 70

The ten contestants then have a nervous 24-hour wait to see how Australia voted. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see what who will progress to the finals and who will be told that they are heading home.


|| Episode 8- Semi-Final Group 1 Results

Australian Idol-Semi-Final Group 1 Results

Monday August 9 at 7.30pm

Courtney Murphy, Hayley Jensen and Chanel Cole were the first three contestants to progress to the Top 12. On tonight's live result show, hosts Andrew and James named the top four contestants voted by the public over the last 24-hours, they were Hayley, Ngaiire, Chanel and Courtney. Of the four, Courtney, Hayley and Chanel progressed to the Top 12. Courtney's version of Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved" proved popular with the voting public, while Hayley's performance of "Angel" also proved popular with the national voting audience. Chanel also progressed to the top 12 with her version of "Glory Box", while Ngaiire narrowly missed out.

Tune in on Thursday for "Inside Idol" at 7.30pm for all the behind the scenes action with the next group of ten.

Also tune in next Sunday at 7.00pm when these constants will perform and three more will be selected to join Courtney, Hayley and Chanel, the Top 12 finalists from Group 1.

|| Episode 7- Semi-Final Group 1

Australian Idol- Semi-Final Group 1

Sunday August 8 at 7.00pm

The first group in the Semi-finals of Australian Idol performed tonight. Anthony Callea, Ben Eaton, Chanel Cole, Courtney Murphy, Emily George, Hayley Jensen, Laurence Sorbello, Meri Bosenavulag, Ngaiire Joseph and Prinnie Stevens all sang a song of their choice which they believed demonstrated their singing ability the best to a nation audience.

Anthony 'Angels' 1902 55 55 61
Prinnie 'Natural Woman' 1902 55 55 62
Courtney 'She Will Be Loved' 1902 55 55 63
Chanel 'Glory Box' 1902 55 55 64
Laurence 'Amazed' 1902 55 55 65
Ngaiire 'No More Drama' 1902 55 55 66
Emily 'Ain't No Sunshine' 1902 55 55 67
Meri 'Wind Beneath My Wings' 1902 55 55 68
Ben 'Freedom' 1902 55 55 69
Hayley 'Angel' 1902 55 55 70


The ten contestants then have a nervous 24-hour wait to see how Australia voted. Tune in tomorrow from 7:30pm to see what who will progress to the finals and who will be told that they are heading home.


|| Episode 6- Top 30

Australian Idol-Top 30

Sunday August 1 at 7.00pm

After a 90 minute special tonight the Top 30 Australian Idol finalist were officially announced. The top 30 contestants were revealed after two additional days of auditions at the Seymour Centre in Sydney. The remaining 72 contestants who made it through the first elimination round were required to perform in groups of three and four in front of the judges. They were then reduced to 52 when a further 20 contestants were sent home. The remaining 52 were required to perform a song of their choice in a solo performance in front of the judges and follow contestants. The judges then deliberated and finally named the top 30 for Australian Idol 2004.

In alphabetical order here is the confirmed list of the official Top 30 semi-finalists of Australian Idol:


Adrian Hood
Amali Ward
Angie Narayan
Anthony Callea
Barry Southgate
Ben Eaton
Billie Mccarthy
Carlos Velazquez
Casey Donovan
Chanel Cole
Chloè Skipp
Christie Green
Courtney Murphy
Daniel Belle
Daniel O'Connor
Emelia Rusciano
Emily George
Gabriel Cabrera
Garth Ploog
Hayley Jensen
Laurence Sorbello
Liza Schulberg
Marty Worrall
Maya McClean
Meri Bosenavulagi
Ngaiire Joseph
Nicole Wheatley
Prinnie Stevens
Ricki-Lee Coulter
Tara Del Borrello

The top 30 were divided into three groups of ten contestants with the first group performing next Sunday, 8th August. Next week the first group of 10 perform.


|| Episode 5- Top 118-Top 72

Australian Idol- Top 118-Top 72

Tuesday July 27 at 7.30pm

Over the next three days the 118 contestants will have to be reduced to just 30. In the first round at Sydney's Seymour Centre the 118 will be divided in to small groups to face the judges. In turn, each contestant had to tell the judges why they wanted to be Australian Idol and then sing a song of their choice. After an exhausting and emotional day, 46 people had been sent home.

Under the watchful eyes of Idol music director John Foreman, and vocal arranger Erana Leef, the contestants were required to select a song, split up into groups and rehearse for the next round.

This Sunday, over two punishing and emotionally charged days of auditions, find out who, from the remaining 72 contenders, makes it into the Australian Idol top 30.


|| Episode 4- Darwin/Sydney

Australian Idol-Auditions Darwin/Sydney

Wednesday July 21 at 7.30pm

In tonight episode we wrap up the auditions by visiting Darwin and Sydney.

First to the top end where Laurence Sorbello, Christie Green and four other contestants get to make the long trip to Sydney for the next round of the competition.

Finally we arrive to large crowds in Sydney for the last of the auditions where twelve thousand people queuing over three days to audition for the judges.

From Sydney, Maya McClean, Billie McCarthy, Chanel Cole, Barry Southgate and Daniel Belle were among the 118 people from around Australia who proceeded to the next round at the Seymour Centre.

Next week, the competition is about to get considerably tougher, as the judges cull the 118 down to just 30. There will be plenty more tears and a lot more drama as the best singers from around Australia compete to become the next Australian Idol.

For the full list of the Top 118 go here.


|| Episode 3- Adelaide/Hobart/Perth

Australian Idol-Auditions Adelaide/Hobart/Perth

Tuesday July 20 at 7.30pm

As Australian Idol continued on its nationwide search for the next Idol, viewers experienced more auditions from Adelaide, down to Hobart and across to Perth.

First off in Adelaide, Guy Sebastian's hometown, 13 more contestants made it to the next round including Will Spartalis, Emelia Rusciano and Travis Moon.

Next was Hobart, where only Lynessa Abel and Amali Ward made it to the next round after disappointing auditions from Tassie.

Finally to Perth, where 11 contestants made it through including Courtney Murphy and the contest's youngest auditionee Tara Del Borrello.

Tune in tomorrow night for the final audition episode and discover the talent unearthed in Darwin and Sydney.


|| Episode 2- Canberra/Brisbane

Australian Idol-Auditions Canberra/Brisbane

Wednesday July 14 at 7.30pm

Overall, about 50,000 people turned up for auditions across five states and the top 117 contestants from around the country will go on to the next competition round.

Tonight in the second episode of the second series we look at the talent, or lack of, from contestants in Canberra and Brisbane.

Samantha McClymont and Steven Amosa were among the eleven contestants that had made it through to Sydney from the Canberra auditions that attracted 3500 contestants.

Next stop on the nationwide Idol search was Brisbane where 9000 people lined up to audition to become the Australian Idol.

Seventeen people from Brisbane made it through to the next round including Angeline Narayan, Ricki -Lee Coulter, Alessandro Bellino, Yasmin Abeydeera and Gabriel Cabrera

Next Tuesday we visit Adelaide, Perth and Hobart to see the good, the bad and ugly from auditions in these capital cities.


|| Episode 1- Melbourne/Tamworth

Australian Idol Premiere-
Auditions Melbourne/Tamworth

Tuesday July 13 at 7:30pm

Australian Idol is all about talent, performance and emotion. Australian Idol is back and the journey begins with the nationwide auditions held in capital cites. Throughout April and May, the Australian Idol team of producers, judges and hosts scoured Australia for outstanding talent. Beginning in Tamworth on April 14, thousands of hopefuls auditioned and the Idol team were handsomely rewarded with an enormous pool of potential contestants, all vying for a place in the Idol history books.
Australian Idol

Tonight in the first episode we visit the auditions in Melbourne and Tamworth. In Melbourne, Liza Schulberg, Jessica Fuhrmeister, Anthony Callea, Jarrod Rojo, Garth Ploog and Ben Eaton all made it through to the next round. In all, 16 people from Melbourne made it through to the top 117.

Next is Tamworth, the home of country music in Australia, hundreds gathered to show the judges what they had to offer in regional Australia. Last year's runner-up Shannon Noll also made an appearance at the city's auditions. Seven singers made it through from Tamworth to the next round including Corey Gilchrist, Ngairre Joseph and Kirsty Akers who were featured on this episode.

Tomorrow Brisbane and Canberra get their chance to show Australia what there made of.

|| Australian Idol-The Journey Begins

Australian Idol-The Journey Begins

Monday March 29 at 8pm

The highly anticipated audition details for the second series of Australian Idol were revealed in a half-hour TV special screened on Network Ten on March 29.

The special, titled "Australian Idol- The Journey Begins", exclusively listed all audition venues and times as well as looked back on the success of last year's contestants catching up with Idol finalists Guy Sebastian and Shannon Noll. The special was hosted by series one Idol hosts Andrew G and James Mathison.

Here is how TV Guides have described the Idol special:

"Australian Idol- The Journey Begins
Genre: Entertainment

Prepare your voice, choose a song, create a look and join Network Ten's Idol hosts Andrew G and James Mathison in an audition call to all future Idols! Take a trip down memory lane as we reminisce about Australian Idol 2003, plus Idol winner, Guy Sebastian and runner up, Shannon Noll, take us on their amazing journey and through their career highlights, since Idol mania. From their homes they give personal advice to Idol wannabes, whilst taking a look back at their very first audition and how the Idol dream began for them and now it can begin for you! Closed Captions, Highlight 30 mins"

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