Australian Idol on Channel 7 – Never give up. A brother’s love provides hope and healing on Australian Idol

The healing power of music shines when international star-making sensation Australian Idol returns Monday, 29 January 2024, on Channel 7 and 7plus

Twenty-year-old Jake Carlson’s Australian Idol dream extends beyond personal success.

The music therapist from Mernda, Victoria aspires to reach a broader audience and make a positive impact through the transformative power of music.

Dedicating I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz to his brother, sharing: “My brother was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old. We didn’t know how to help him. He didn’t know what he needed help with. The music became a tool for that.”

Jake’s audition brings him one step closer to his dream, after wowing judges Kyle Sandilands, Marcia Hines and Amy Shark.

Amy declared: “He’s lucky to get a brother like you, that was just so beautiful. It’s a huge yes. You are amazing.”

Set to be the toughest season yet, with only room for the best of the best, the judges are looking for the complete package: a singer with the sound and style to woo the nation.

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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