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|| CONTESTANTS

:: auditions
:: finalist

|| RESULTS

:: TOP 12

Amali Ward, 16
Angie Narayan, 26
Anthony Callea, 21
Casey Donovan, 16
Chanel Cole, 26
Courtney Murphy, 24
Dan O'Connor, 25
Daniel Belle, 21
Emelia Rusciano, 25
Hayley Jensen, 21
Marty Worrall, 26
Ricki-Lee Coulter, 18

|| Australian Idol 3: 2005

Australian Idol

|| Anthony Callea
Anthony Callea
Name: Anthony Callea
Age: 21
Hometown: Melbourne, VIC
Star sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Singer/Vocal coach
First audition song: Wishes
Listening To: Lionel Ritchie
Favourite Music: Jazz, pop, R&B
Musical Idol: Brian McKnight

Heats:
:: Angels
Wild Card:
:: The Reason
Australian Made:
:: Heaven Knows
Pop:
:: Ignition
The 60's:
:: Gimme Some Lovin
Disco:
:: Car Wash
Idol's Choice:
:: The Prayer
The Beatles:
:: I Saw Her Standing There
The 80's:
:: I Want To Know What Love Is
RnB/Soul:
:: Back At One
Big Band:
:: Fever
:: Route 66
The 70s:
:: Hold The Line
:: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Head-to-Head:
:: The Glory Of Love
:: Walking Away
:: Listen With Your Heart

|| Casey Donovan
Casey Donovan
Name: Casey Donovan
Age: 16
Hometown: Sydney, NSW
Star sign: Taurus
Occupation: Student
First audition song: A Million Tears
Listening To: Nirvana's Greatest Hits
Favourite Music: Heavy metal, grunge, death metal, jazz.
Musical Idol: Kurt Cobain

Heats:
:: Here's Where I Stand
Australian Made:
:: Symphony Of Life
Pop:
:: Don't Speak
The 60's:
:: Somebody To Love
Disco:
:: Shake Your Groove Thing
Idol's Choice:
:: Special Ones
The Beatles:
:: Eleanor Rigby
The 80's:
:: The Flame
RnB/Soul:
:: Beautiful
Big Band:
:: Come Fly With Me
:: Why Don't You Do Right?
The 70s:
:: Your So Vain
:: Misty Blue
Head-to-Head:
:: Take Me As I Am
:: Hello
:: Listen With Your Heart


|| Finalists- Top 12

The Top 12 contestants for Australian Idol have been announced following four weeks of semi-final shows and phone and SMS voting by the national TV audience. The Australian Idol Top 12 are-


| GROUP 1
:: Courtney Murphy 'She Will Be Loved'
:: Hayley Jensen 'Angel'
:: Chanel Cole 'Glory Box'





| GROUP 2
:: Angie Narayan 'Chain of Fools'
:: Amali Ward 'Some Kind Of Wonderful'
:: Daniel Belle 'Rock DJ'






| GROUP 3
:: Ricki-Lee Coulter 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love'
:: Casey Donovan 'Here's Where I Stand'
:: Dan O'Connor 'Amazing'






| WILD CARD
:: Anthony Callea 'The Reason'
:: Emelia Rusciano 'If I Aint Got You'
:: Marty Worrall 'Somewhere We Only Know'


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|| Finalists- Top 30

Top 30

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
Meri Bosenavulagi
Ngaiire Joseph
Nicole Wheatley
Prinnie Stevens
Ricki-Lee Coulter
Tara Del Borrello
Yasmine Dia

Top 30

|| Top 118 Finalists


Aaron Culligan
Aaron Molone
Adrian Hood
Alessandro Belino
Ali Summers
Amali Ward
Andy-Lese Tolo-Paepae
Angeline Narayan
Anthony Avis
Anthony Callea
Barry Southgate
Ben Eaton
Billie McCarthy
Brett Kempnich
Candy Kelly
Carlos Velazquez
Casey Donovan
Catherine Sumner
Chanel Cole
Chloe Skipp
Chrisanthy Kelegai
Chrissie King
Christie Green
Christina Coult
Claire Emery-Fin
Clint Lake
Conrad Sewell
Corey Gilchrist
Courtney Murphy
Daniel Belle
Daniel O'Conner
Danny Latouf
Devon Plumley
Don Kountouris
Eleazer Arranz
Ellie Farmer
Emelia Rusciano
Emily George
Emma-Leigh Morris
Gabriel Cabrera


Garth Ploog
Gavin Clarke
Greg Gould
Hayley Jensen
Heidi Kaethner
Ines Vaz De Sousa
Irae Schwenke
Ivanna Bazzano
Jaimy Heywood
James Bryers
James Kay
Jarrod Rojo
Jason Good
Jenna Brooks
Jessica Beck
Jessica Fuhrmeister
Joel Cocking
John Jakubenko
John Kerr
Justin Barbaro
Justin Wellington
Katherine Curnow
Katie Fowler
Kerri-Lee Dewes
Kesaia Pohiva
Kieran Lancini
Kirsty Akers
Lara Conaghan
Laura Brennan
Laurence Sorbello
Liza Schulberg
Lucas Browne
Lynessa Abel
Mandie Vieira
Marc Love
Marc Senator
Maria McFarland
Maria-Angela Purrelli
Marty Worrall
Matthew Loughry

Maya McClean
Melanie Griffiths
Melissa Howe
Meri Bosenavulagi
Michelle Martinez
Mitchell Robertson
Najla Michel
Naomi Tia
Natalie Slade
Nerida George
Ngaiire Joseph
Nicole Wheatley
Paul Steedman
Prinnie Stevens
Rebecca Klinger
Ricki-Lee Coulter
Sally Van Der Zwart
Samantha McClymont
Sarah Collett
Shahde Carrasco
Sophie Linton
Stephanie Monk
Stephen Gaffney
Steven Amosa
Stewart Armitage
Stirling Edwards
Susan Goritchan
Tara Del Borrello
Terina Bailey
Tessa Nuku
Travis Moon
Uli Latukefu
Vilya Mattar
Wil Coleman
Will Spartalis
Yasmine Andary
Yasmine Dia
Zac McPhee


ADELAIDE
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Najla Michel
Susan Goritchan
Emelia Rusciano
Catherine Sumner
Will Spartalis
Heidi Kaethner
Michelle Martinez
Matthew Loughry
Yasmine Andary
Gavin Clarke
Jessica Beck
Don Kountouris
Christina Coult
Travis Moon

BRISBANE
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Nerida George
Alessandro Belino
Claire Emery-Fin
Angeline Narayan
Paul Steedman
Sarah Collett
Ricki-Lee Coulter
Brett Kempnich
Marc Senator
Yasmine Dia
Andy-Lese Tolo-Paepae
Jenna Brooks
Melissa Howe
Chrisanthy Kelegai
Mitchell Robertson
Irae Schwenke
Gabriel Cabrera

CANBERRA
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Samantha McClymont
Katie Fowler
Uli Latukefu
Eleazer Arranz
John Kerr
Emma-Leigh Morris
Steven Amosa
Naomi Tia
Anthony Avis
Shahde Carrasco
Jason Good

DARWIN
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Lara Conaghan
Christie Green
Ellie Farmer
Laurence Sorbello
Stephanie Monk
Justin Wellington

HOBART
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Lynessa Abel
Amali Ward

MELBOURNE
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Liza Schulberg
Stephen Gaffney
Anthony Callea
Jarrod Rojo
Adrian Hood
Jessica Fuhrmeister
Sally Van Der Zwart
James Bryers
James Kay
Nicole Wheatley
Justin Barbaro
Stewart Armitage
Kerri-Lee Dewes
Garth Ploog
Ben Eaton
Laura Brennan

PERTH
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Sophie Linton
Jaimy Heywood
Katherine Curnow
Zac McPhee
Ali Summers
Courtney Murphy
Vilya Mattar
Devon Plumley
Melanie Griffiths
Tara Del Borrello
Aaron Molone

SYDNEY
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Rebecca Klinger
Stirling Edwards
Hayley Jensen
Natalie Slade
Maria-Angela Purrelli
Tessa Nuku
Clint Lake
Chloe Skipp
Aaron Culligan
Emily George
Carlos Velazquez
Chanel Cole
Billie McCarthy
Conrad Sewell
Lucas Browne
Danny Latouf
Maya McClean
Terina Bailey
Mandie Vieira
Ines Vaz De Sousa
Casey Donovan
Kesaia Pohiva
Ivanna Bazzano
Candy Kelly
Daniel O'Conner
Wil Coleman
John Jakubenko
Meri Bosenavulagi
Marty Worrall
Barry Southgate
Maria McFarland
Daniel Belle
Kieran Lancini
Prinnie Stevens

TAMWORTH
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Chrissie King
Joel Cocking
Marc Love
Ngaiire Joseph
Kirsty Akers
Corey Gilchrist
Greg Gould

|| Finalists

The search for our second "Australian Idol" has begun! Throughout April and May, the Australian Idol team of producers, judges and hosts scoured Australia for outstanding talent. 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. After intense debate by the selectors, these thousands of hopefuls were reduced to just 117.

The top 117 contestants went through to the next major competition round which was held over a week in June 2004. Their performances were recorded in Sydney at the Seymour Centre. Of these 117 participants, just 30 [down from last year's top 40] will progress to the next performance round.

Once the top 30 have been selected, they will be split into smaller groups. Each week a different group will be featured on the performance shows. Viewers then have the chance to cast their vote for who progresses through to the finals. Through this voting process, the top 30 will be trimmed down to just ten finalists.

From mid September, these ten finalists will perform in front of a massive studio audience and the show will be broadcast live. At the end of each live show, the studio audience and the home viewers will be able to vote for their favourite performer through phone and SMS votes. Each week, the number of performers will be reduced until there are only two contestants left standing.

In a major live event, the final episode will feature these two aspiring stars competing for the ultimate title of Australian Idol, chosen by the national TV audience. The next Australian Idol will then be announced.

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