Australian Idol on Channel 7 – Trolley pusher ready to roll on Australian Idol.  “One of the best vocalists I’ve heard for a long time”

Tonight on Australian Idol: Week two of auditions kicked off with incredible performances as six more artists received Golden Tickets and one newly minted Top 30 artist received the surprise of a lifetime from Sam Fischer.

NSW trolley-pusher Isaac McCallum earnt a Golden Ticket after his take on Bruises by Lewis Capaldi left its mark on the judges.

Marcia Hines said: “I think you’re one of the best vocalists I’ve heard for a long time.”

Kyle Sandilands added: “That was totally not what I expected. You’re a rough diamond.” 

Isaac, 23, from Burrill Lakes revealed: “My childhood was a little rough, living in housing and that sort of thing. I was homeless for six months. It was pretty crazy.”

What kept me going at my lowest was my singing and my family, they’ve always been there for me. I am 100% ready to stop pushing trollies and I’m ready for that big stage.”

Brisbane high school student Jet Cameron,16, received a shock when Sam Fischer walked on stage during his performance of the artist’s hit This City. Conquering two dreams at once, the teen sang with his hero and progressed to the Top 30.

Joining Issac and Jet in the Top 30 is 28-year-old single mother Bethany Byrne, who performed Afterglow by Ed Sheeran to prove to her daughter you can chase your dreams. Also along for the ride is 21-year-old hip hop dancer Kym Miaco, whose “buttery and smooth” voice on PYT by Michael Jackson impressed the judges; and Jesse Lazaroo, a busker Amy Shark discovered performing Talking To The Moon by Bruno Mars while travelling to Fremantle, WA.

Tomorrow night: The judges have already handed out 18 Golden Tickets, and the battle for the final 12 spots kicks into overdrive. Who will complete the Australian Idol Top 30?

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