List of Australian Idol semi finalists

List of Australian Idol semi finalists

This is a list of the semi finalists who competed on the reality television series "Australian Idol" since the show's debut in July 2003. The contestants who advanced to the finals are in bold.

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Group 1 (10 August 2003)

* Chelsea J Gibson - "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera
* Daniel Wakefield - "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Rodgers and Hammerstein [cite news|title=Wakefield quits Idol|url=http://www.mediaspy.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=63|work=The Daily Telegraph|date=2003-09-16|accessdate=2007-08-21 Wakefield was forced to withdraw from the competition after he confessed to having a contract which was in breach of the program's rules]
* Eli Diache - "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan
* Lorena Alegria - "To Zion" by Lauryn Hill
* Natalie Ferguson - "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield
* Peter Ryan - "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx
* Shannon Thompson - "Lately" by Stevie Wonder
* Veronica Stewart - "I Want to Know What Love Is" by ForeignerThe following night in the Results Show it was announced that Daniel Wakefield and Peter Ryan gained the highest amount of votes from the viewing public and they would progress to the Final 12.

Group 2 (17 August 2003)

* Axle Whitehead - "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder
* Cosima De Vito - "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
* Hailey Cramer - "Run to You" by Whitney Houston
* Kelly Cavuoto - "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence
* Marc Stockley - "Let It Be" by The Beatles
* Matthew Chadwick - "Truly" by Stevie Wonder
* Rebecca Tapia - "Shadowland" from The Lion King
* Sidney Maynard - "Ribbon in the Sky" by Stevie WonderThe following night on the Results Show it was announced that Matthew Chadwick and Kelly Cavauto received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 3 (24 August 2003)

* Anthony Sumbati - "The More I See You" by Nat King Cole
* Guy Sebastian - "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
* Jennifer Pearl - "The Day You Went Away" by Wendy Matthews
* Martine Robert - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
* Rebekah LaVauney - "Ex-Factor" by Lauryn Hill
* Ryan Sheppard - "Swear It Again" by Westlife
* Shannon Noll - "Better Man" by Robbie Williams
* Yolande Jackson - "Winter" by Tori AmosThe following night on the Results Show it was announced that Shannon Noll and Guy Sebastian received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 4 (31 August 2003)

* Brandon Burns - "Better Man" by Robbie Williams
* Brielle Davis - "Even God Must Get the Blues" by Jo Dee Messina
* Cle Wootton - "Come to Me" by Diesel
* Costa Zacharia - "Whenever You Call" by Mariah Carey
* Lauren Buckley - "Imagine" by John Lennon
* Levi Kereama - "Nice and Slow" by Usher
* Mary Lane - "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
* Michelle Cashman - "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine DionThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Lauren Buckley and Cle Wootton received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 5 (7 September 2003)

* Alex Longstaff - "Even When I'm Sleeping" by Leonardo's Bride
* Anton Aktila - "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men
* Ben Manusama - "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago
* Courtney Act - "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore
* Marcus Jones - "Burn for You" by John Farnham
* Paulini Curuenavuli - "Somewhere" by Barbra Streisand
* Rob Mills - "Angels" by Robbie Williams
* Stu Campbell - "Guilty" by Bonnie RaittThe following night on the Results Show it was announced that Rob Mills and Paulini Curuenavuli received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Wildcards (14 September 2003)

* Axle Whitehead - "Yesterday" by The Beatles
* Cosima De Vito - "Predictable" by Delta Goodrem
* Courtney Act - "You Shook nuts All Night Long" by AC/DC
* Eli Diache - "Permission to Shine" by Bachelor Girl
* Levi Kereama - "Maria Maria" by Santana, Wyclef Jean and The Product G&B
* Liban Aden - "Where I Wanna Be" by Donell Jones
* Rebecca Tapia - "Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez
* Rebekah LaVauney - "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston
* Stu Campbell - "Whisper Your Name" by Harry Connick, Jr.
* Yolande Jackson - "Stuck" by Stacie OrricoThe following night on the Results Show it was announced that Daniel Wakefield who had joined the Final 12 in the first group had withdrawn from the competition due to prior recording contracts. This meant that three contestants would progress through to the Final 12. The judges choice was Cosima De Vito and the public votes went to Rebekah La Vauney and Levi Kereama. These last three contestants made up the Final 12.

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Group 1 (8 August 2004)

* Anthony Callea - "Angels" by Robbie Williams
* Ben Eaton - "Freedom" by Wham!
* Chanel Cole - "Glory Box" by Portishead
* Courtney Murphy - "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5
* Emily George - "Ain't No Sunshine" by Percy Sledge
* Hayley Jensen - "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan
* Laurence Sorbello - "Amazed" by Lonestar
* Meri Bosenavulagi - "Wind beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
* Ngaiire Joseph - "No More Drama" by Mary J. Blige
* Prinnie Stevens - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha FranklinThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Chanel Cole, Courtney Murphy and Hayley Jensen received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 2 (15 August 2004)

* Adrian Hood - "Burn" by Usher
* Amali Ward - "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Joss Stone
* Angeline Narayan - "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin
* Barry Southgate - "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
* Chloe Skipp - "Turn Me On" by Norah Jones
* Daniel Belle - "Rock DJ" by Robbie Williams
* Gabriel Cabrera - "Careless Whisper" by Wham!
* Liza Schulberg - "You Put a Move on Me" by Tamia
* Tara Del Borello - "My Immortal" by Evanescence
* Yasmine Abeydeera - "Free" by Ultra NatéThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Amali Ward, Angeline Narayan and Daniel Belle received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 3 (22 August 2004)

* Billie McCarthy - "Stormy Weather" by Billie Holiday
* Carlos Velasquez - "Yesterday" by Boyz II Men
* Casey Donovan - "Here's Where I Stand" by Tiffany Taylor
* Christie Green - "Anytime You Need a Friend" by Mariah Carey
* Daniel O'Connor - "Amazing" by Josh Kelley
* Emelia Rusciano - "Good Luck" by Basement Jaxx and Lisa Kekaula
* Garth Ploog - "Something Beautiful" by Robbie Williams
* Marty Worrall - "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" by Train
* Nicole Wheatley - "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
* Ricki-Lee Coulter - "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by Barry WhiteThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Casey Donovan, Daniel O'Connor and Ricki-Lee Coulter received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Wildcards (29 August 2004)

* Adrian Hood - "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson
* Anthony Callea - "The Reason" by Hoobastank
* Carlos Velasquez - "Señorita" by Justin Timberlake
* Emelia Rusciano - "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys
* Emily George - "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
* Garth Ploog - "Harder to Breathe" by Maroon 5
* Liza Schulberg - "Do I Do" by Stevie Wonder
* Marty Worrall - "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane
* Ngaiire Joseph - "Don't Let It End" by John Farnham
* Tara Del Borello - "I Turn to You" by Christina AguileraThe following night on the Results Show the Judges Choice was Emelia Rusciano and the public votes went to Anthony Callea and Marty Worrall. These last three contestants made up the Final 12.

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Group 1 (14 August 2005)

* Anne Robertson - "Home" by Diana Ross
* Chloe Zuel - "Because of You" by Kelly Clarkson
* Chris Luder - "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney
* Dan Spillane - "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw
* Irene Bosmans - "Turn the Beat Around" by Gloria Estefan
* Jade-Lori Crompton - "1 Thing" by Amerie
* Josh Williams - "All My Life" by K-Ci and JoJo
* Lindsay West - "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
* Tarni Stephens - "Sweet Child o' Mine" by Guns N' RosesThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Anne Robertson, Chris Luder and Tarni Stephens received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 2 (21 August 2005)

* Ben Worthington - "Tell Her About It" by Billy Joel
* Catherine Vasilakis - "Feeling Alright" by Joe Cocker
* David Mardini - "A Song for Mama" by Boyz II Men
* Kate DeAraugo - "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder
* Laura Gissara - "Don't Let Go (Love)" by En Vogue
* Michael Williamson - "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
* Milly Edwards - "I Just Want to Make Love to You" by Etta James
* Rocky Loprevite - "Incomplete" by Backstreet Boys
* Roxane LeBrasse - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin
* Victoria McGee - "My Immortal" by EvanescenceThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Kate DeAraugo, Laura Gissara and Milly Edwards received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 3 (28 August 2005)

* Dan England - "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding
* Emily Williams - "Make It Happen" by Mariah Carey
* James Kannis - "Change the World" by Eric Clapton & Babyface
* Jeremy Bourke - "If You Could Only See" by Tonic
* Joe Sait - "Always" by Bon Jovi
* Lauren Street - The Best" by Tina Turner
* Leah Rushforth - "Low" by Kelly Clarkson
* Lee Harding - "The Anthem" by Good Charlotte
* Nat Matiuk - "Light My Fire" by The Doors
* Natalie Zahra - "When You Believe" by Mariah Carey and Whitney HoustonThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Dan England, Lee Harding and Natalie Zahra received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Wildcards (4 September 2005)

* Chloe Zuel - "Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" by Christina Aguilera
* Daniel Spillane - "Gimme Some Lovin'" by The Spencer Davis Group
* Emily Williams - "To Zion" by Lauryn Hill
* Irene Bosmans - "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston
* James Kannis - "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray
* Josh Williams - "Lonely No More" by Rob Thomas
* Lauren Street - "The Lady Is a Tramp" by Ella Fitzgerald
* Lindsay West - "Bed of Roses" by Bon Jovi
* Michael Williamson - "Ready for Love" by India.Arie
* Roxane LeBrasse - "All by Myself" by Celine DionThe following night on the Results Show the Judges Choices were Emily Williams and James Kannis and the public vote went to Daniel Spillane. However, the judges felt Roxanne Lebrasse was too good to be left out of the top 12 and made it a top 13.

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Group 1 (27 August 2006)

* Brendon Boney - "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
* Dean Geyer - "If You Could Only See" by Tonic
* Damien Leith - "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker
* Chris Murphy - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen
* Paul Vercoe - "Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse
* Nathaniel Willemse - "Vertigo" by U2The following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Dean Geyer and Damien Leith received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 2 (28 August 2006)

* Atlanta Coogan - "My Immortal" by Evanescence
* Reigan Derry - "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" by Sandi Thom
* Klancie Keough - "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
* Jessica Mauboy - "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston
* Lyndelle Palmer-Clarke - "Would I Lie to You?" by Eurythmics
* Amanda Streete - "Trouble" by P!nkThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Reigan Derry and Jessica Mauboy received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 3 (29 August 2006)

* Bobby Flynn - "Under the Milky Way" by The Church
* Joseph Gatehau - "Let Me Love You" by Mario
* Chris Graffiti - "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw
* Ricky Muscat - "So Sick" by Ne-Yo
* Guy "Mutto" Mutton - "Meant to Live" by Switchfoot
* James Steele - "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors DownThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Bobby Flynn and Joseph Gatehau received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 4 (30 August 2006)

* Lydia Denker - "One Moment in Time" by Whitney Houston
* Jessica Griffin - "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera
* Raechel Lee - "Dumb Things" by Paul Kelly
* Lisa Mitchell - "Diamonds on the Inside" by Ben Harper
* Rebecca Pearce - "Show Me Heaven" by Maria McKee
* Lavina Williams - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha FranklinThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Lisa Mitchell and Lavina Williams received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Wildcards (3 September 2006)

* Brendon Boney - "Lonely No More" by Rob Thomas and "This Love" by Maroon 5
* Chris Graffiti - "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
* Klancie Keough - "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson
* Chris Murphy - "Holy Grail" by Hunters & Collectors
* Ricky Muscat - "Caught Up" by Usher
* Guy "Mutto" Mutton - "Black Fingernails, Red Wine" by Eskimo Joe
* Amanda Streete - "(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind" by Powderfinger
* Nathaniel Willemse - "My Girl" by The TemptationsThe following night on the Results Show the Judges Choices were Klancie Keough, Ricky Muscat and Guy Mutton and the public vote went to Chris Murphy.

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Group 1 (26 August 2007)

* Matt Corby - "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
* Junior To'o - "Dear Mr. President" by P!nk
* Carl Riseley - "Home" by Michael Bublé
* Husny Thalib - "If You Can't Say No" by Lenny Kravitz
* Daniel Mifsud - "Tip of My Tongue" by Diesel
* Jacob Butler - "Chasing Cars" by Snow PatrolThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Matt Corby and Jacob Butler received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 2 (27 August 2007)

* Sally Van Der Zwart - "Never Again" by Kelly Clarkson
* Natalie Gauci - "Hurt" by Christina Aguilera
* Cheray Doughty - "Tell Me 'bout It" by Joss Stone
* Tarisai Vushe - "River Deep - Mountain High" by Ike & Tina Turner
* Jesse Curran - "One" by U2
* Lana Krost - "Big Girls Don't Cry" by FergieThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Tarisai Vushe and Lana Krost received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 3 (28 August 2007)

* Mark Da Costa - "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin
* Ben McKenzie - "Mad World" by Tears for Fears
* Jack Byrnes - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2
* Dave Andrews - "That's Freedom" by John Farnham
* Lyall Adonis - "Desperado" by Eagles
* Marty Simpson - "Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The FrayThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Ben McKenzie and Marty Simpson received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 4 (29 August 2007)

* Sarah Lloyde - "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Dreamgirls
* Morgan Hosking - "You Learn" by Alanis Morissette
* Holly Weinert - "Easy" by Commodores
* Madison Pritchett - "When You're Gone" by Avril Lavigne
* Brianna Carpenter - "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor
* Rosie Ribbons - "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.The following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Holly Weinert and Brianna Carpenter received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Wildcards (2 September 2007)

* Jack Byrnes - "Long Train Running" by The Doobie Brothers
* Husny Thalib - "I Believe" by Blessid Union of Souls
* Carl Riseley - "Bye Bye Love" by The Everly Brothers
* Sarah Lloyde - "Candyman" by Christina Aguilera
* Dave Andrews - "The Dolphin's Cry" by Live
* Daniel Mifsud - "Lay Your Love on Me" by Roachford
* Natalie Gauci - "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone
* Mark Da Costa - "Evie (Part 1)" by Stevie WrightThe following night on the Results Show the Judges Choices were Carl Riseley and Natalie Gauci and the public votes went to Daniel Mifsud and Mark Da Costa.

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Group 1 (1 September 2008)

* Chrislyn Hamilton - "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner
* Mitchell Steele - "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane
* Jaden Dowd - "Finally" by CeCe Peniston
* Olly Corpe - "Wonderful World" by James Morrison
* Nicole Banks - "Black and Gold" by Sam Sparro
* Wes Carr - "Times like These" by Foo FightersThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Chrislyn Hamilton and Wes Carr received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 2 (2 September 2008)

* Luke Dickens - "Mustang Sally" by Mack Rice
* Brooke Wilkie - "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini
* Tom Williams - "You Raise Me Up" by Westlife
* Natalie Colavito - "Listen" by Dreamgirls
* Amanda Grafanakis - "Who Knew" by P!nk
* Thanh Bui - "One" by U2

The following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Tom Williams and Thanh Bui received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 3 (3 September 2008)

* Matthew Parsons - "In the Summertime" by Thirsty Merc
* Sophie Paterson - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
* Teale Jakubenko - "Running" by Evermore
* Brooke Schubert - "When Will I Be Loved" by Linda Ronstadt
* Mark Spano - "Come Said the Boy" by Mondo Rock
* Roshani Priddis - "Knock on Wood" by Eddie Floyd

The following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Mark Spano and Teale Jakubenko received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Group 4 (4 September 2008)

* Irae Schwenke - "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney
* Kayla Vanzetta - "Even When I'm Sleeping" by Leonardo's Bride
* James Spargo - "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol
* Brooke Addamo - "Foolish Games" by Jewel
* Jonny Taylor - "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley
* Madam Parker - "No One" by Alicia KeysThe following Verdict Show it was announced that Brooke Addamo and Madam Parker received the highest amount of votes and they would progress through to the Final 12.

Wildcard (7 September 2008)

* Amanda Grafanakis - "The Best" by Tina Turner
* Nicole Banks - "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles
* Luke Dickens - "Angels" by Robbie Williams
* Roshani Priddis - "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys
* James Spargo - "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five for Fighting
* Brooke Schubert - "How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes
* Jonny Taylor - "Let Her Cry" by Hootie & the Blowfish
* Sophie Paterson - "I'm Yours" by Jason MrazThe following night on the Verdict Show it was announced that Sophie Paterson received the highest amount of votes and that Roshani Priddis, Luke Dickens and Jonny Taylor were the Judges Choices and they would progress through to the Final 12.

ee also

* "Australian Idol"
* Idol series

References

External links

* [http://www.australianidol.com.au/ Official "Australian Idol" website]


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