The road we have all been watching has finally led up to this. Who will be the next heir to the X Factor Australia crown? Taylor Henderson? Dami Im? Jai Waetford? Many have battled, but it all comes down to this one night. So there is no better way to kick it off except for a group performance of a Ke$ha song, obviously.
You know, Cat Vas, killed her part in “Blow.” I seriously wish she wasn’t eliminated week 2, she had so much more to give to the season. I swear. Actually, more than Joelle ended up giving. Other standouts include the surprise of Adira-Belle. If only they didn’t have that terrible week 1 song choice, they might have actually had a chance at making it a month into the competition. Taylor Henderson sounded fantastic in his falsetto, should’ve been using it throughout the competition more.
Jai Waetford getting third place is a great step in his career towards Justin Bieber fame and success. As for the other two “Purple Rain” was one of my favorite Dami performances. It was one of the best, being both semi-modern and classic, giving it a timeless feel to the song. “Wake Me Up” emphasized everything Taylor could be for current pop-stardom. This folk meets electronic dance is where it is at right now and there is really no reason Taylor couldn’t be a part of it.
Congratulations to the girl who was eliminated before the final 24, but ended up winning the whole thing. Dami Im. Crazy. I always see Overs as having a disadvantage in these competitions, but apparently not in Australia with Samantha and Dami winning back to back. She is a worthy winner and I am excited to see what she comes out with in the coming months. “Alive” is a decent tune, I am not sure if it is as good as “What You’ve Done To Me,” but I do suspect it will grow on me.
Did the right person win? Sound off in the comments below! Thanks for reading all season guys, much love Ed.