Australian Idol on Channel 7 – “You’re a superstar”. Emotional Australian Idol audition brings judges to tears.

There are singers, and then there are Idols.

Australian Idol, the international star-making sensation returns to Seven and 7plus for a second big season starting Monday, 29 January 2024, ready to unearth the next generation of extraordinary talent.

When 30-year-old Dylan Wright from Bangalow, NSW enters the Australian Idol headquarters, judges Kyle Sandilands, Marcia Hines and Amy Shark know they have witnessed a star-on-the-rise.

Dylan’s moving acoustic rendition of the Crowded House classic Better Be Home Soon left the judges in tears.

Dedicating the audition to his late mum, an amateur opera singer who encouraged Dylan’s talent and took him to see Crowded House live, Dylan tenderly acknowledged: “one day I’ll be coming back home to her.”

Marcia declared the audition:

“One of the most heartfelt performances I’ve seen because you are singing it to someone you love. That’s how I felt about my mum.”

Kyle admitted:

“I don’t usually cry in the presence of other men. What a sweetheart you are.”

Amy affirmed:

“I think you’re a superstar.”

A global success since 2001, the Idol franchise has launched the careers of many Aussie and international music icons including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

Australian Idol on Channel 7 and 7plus – returning Monday 29 January

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