The third season of Australian Idol premiered on July 26 2005 and continued until November 21 2005. It was won by Kate DeAraugo. This season was co-hosted by Andrew G. and James Mathison.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (14 August 2005)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Daniel Spillane "I Don't Want to Be" (Gavin DeGraw) Eliminated
2 Jade-Lori Crompton "1 Thing" (Amerie) Eliminated
3 Lindsay West "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper) Eliminated
4 Chloe Zuel "Because of You" (Kelly Clarkson) Eliminated
5 Seth Harper "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
6 Anne Robertson "Home" (Stephanie Mills) Advanced
7 Josh Williams "All My Life" (K-Ci & JoJo) Eliminated
8 Irene Bosmans "Turn the Beat Around" (Vicki Sue Robinson) Eliminated
9 Chris Luder "Beautiful Soul" (Jesse McCartney) Advanced
10 Tarni Stephens "Sweet Child o' Mine" (Guns N' Roses) Advanced
  • Anne Robertson, Chris Luder and Tarni Stephens advanced to the top 13 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Daniel Spillane, Lindsay West, Chloe Zuel, Josh Williams and Irene Bosmans returned for a second chance at the top 13 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (21 August 2005)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Milly Edwards "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Etta James) Advanced
2 Ben Worthington "Tell Her About It" (Billy Joel) Eliminated
3 Laura Gissara "Don't Let Go (Love)" (En Vogue) Advanced
4 Victoria McGee "My Immortal" (Evanescence) Eliminated
5 David Mardini "A Song for Mama" (Boyz II Men) Eliminated
6 Roxane LeBrasse "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
7 Kate DeAraugo "For Once in My Life" (Stevie Wonder) Advanced
8 Michael Williamson "I'll Be There" (The Jackson 5) Eliminated
9 Catherine Vasilakis "Feeling Alright" (Joe Cocker) Eliminated
10 Rocky Loprevite "Incomplete" (Backstreet Boys) Eliminated
  • Kate DeAraugo, Milly Edwards and Laura Gissara advanced to the top 13 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Roxane LeBrasse and Michael Williamson returned for a second chance at the top 13 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (28 August 2005)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Nat Matiuk "Light My Fire" (The Doors) Eliminated
2 Jeremy Bourke "If You Could Only See" (Tonic) Eliminated
3 Lauren Street "The Best" (Tina Turner) Eliminated
4 Leah Rushforth "Low" (Kelly Clarkson) Eliminated
5 Joe Sait "Always" (Bon Jovi) Eliminated
6 Natalie Zahra "When You Believe" (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston) Advanced
7 Lee Harding "The Anthem" (Good Charlotte) Advanced
8 Dan England "Try a Little Tenderness" (Otis Redding) Advanced
9 Emily Williams "Make It Happen" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
10 James Kannis "Change the World" (Eric Clapton) Eliminated
  • Dan England, Lee Harding and Natalie Zahra advanced to the top 13 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Lauren Street, Emily Williams and James Kannis returned for a second chance at the top 13 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard round (4 September 2005)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Chloe Zuel "Come on Over" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
2 Lindsay West "Bed of Roses" (Bon Jovi) Eliminated
3 Roxane LeBrasse "All By Myself" (Celine Dion) Advanced
4 Michael Williamson "Ready for Love" (India Arie) Eliminated
5 Lauren Street "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Ella Fitzgerald) Eliminated
6 Josh Williams "Lonely No More" (Rob Thomas) Eliminated
7 Irene Bosmans "The Greatest Love of All" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
8 James Kannis "Drift Away" (Dobie Gray) Advanced
9 Emily Williams "To Zion" (Lauryn Hill) Advanced
10 Daniel Spillane "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Spencer Davis Group) Advanced
  • The judges selected James Kannis and Emily Williams to move on into the Top 13 of the competition, before the hosts revealed the Top 2 vote getters. Daniel Spillane and Roxane LeBrasse received most votes, and completed the top 13.

Live Show 1 (11 September 2005)Edit

Theme: Australian Made

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Tarni Stephens "(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind" (Powderfinger) Eliminated
2 Laura Gissara "You're My World" (Cilla Black) Safe
3 Daniel Spillane "Tucker's Daughter" (Ian Moss) Safe
4 Roxane LeBrasse "Forever Now" (Cold Chisel) Safe
5 Emily Williams "Buses and Trains" (Bachelor Girl) Safe
6 Milly Edwards "Playing to Win" (John Farnham) Bottom three
7 Lee Harding "Holy Grail" (Hunters & Collectors) Safe
8 Kate DeAraugo "Please Don't Ask Me" (John Farnham) Safe
9 Chris Luder "Throw Your Arms Around Me" (Hunters & Collectors) Eliminated
10 Natalie Zahra "Absolutely Everybody" (Vanessa Amorosi) Safe
11 James Kannis "The Day You Went Away" (Wendy Matthews) Safe
12 Anne Robertson "I Don't Want to Be with Nobody but You" (Absent Friends) Safe
13 Dan England "Crying Shame" (Johnny Diesel) Safe

Live Show 2 (18 September 2005)Edit

Theme: The 60s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Kate DeAraugo "Rescue Me" (Fontella Bass) Safe
2 Natalie Zahra "Dancing in the Street" (Martha & the Vandellas) Eliminated
3 Dan England "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers) Safe
4 Anne Robertson "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (Sam & Dave) Safe
5 James Kannis "Hold On, I'm Comin'" (Sam & Dave) Bottom three
6 Emily Williams "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
7 Roxane LeBrasse "You Can't Hurry Love" (The Supremes) Safe
8 Daniel Spillane "I Got You (I Feel Good)" (James Brown) Safe
9 Laura Gissara "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" (Aretha Franklin) Bottom two
10 Lee Harding "I'm a Believer" (The Monkees) Safe
11 Milly Edwards "Do You Love Me" (The Contours) Safe

Live Show 3 (25 September 2005)Edit

Theme: Rock

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Dan England "We Will Rock You" (Queen) Safe
2 Laura Gissara "The Greatest View" (Silverchair) Eliminated
3 Milly Edwards "Somebody to Love" (Queen) Safe
4 Lee Harding "Roxanne" (The Police) Safe
5 Roxane LeBrasse "We Are the Champions" (Queen) Safe
6 Anne Robertson "Where the Streets Have No Name" (U2) Safe
7 Daniel Spillane "T.N.T." (AC/DC) Bottom three
8 Kate DeAraugo "I Want It All" (Queen) Safe
9 James Kannis "Layla" (Derek and the Dominos) Bottom two
10 Emily Williams "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen) Safe

Live Show 4 (2 October 2005)Edit

Theme: Idol's Choice

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Kate DeAraugo "Not That Kind" (Anastacia) Safe
2 James Kannis "Love the One You're With" (Stephen Stills) Safe
3 Roxane LeBrasse "The Voice Within" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
4 Lee Harding "Holiday" (Green Day) Safe
5 Emily Williams "Hero" (Mariah Carey) Safe
6 Daniel Spillane "If I Could" (1927) Bottom three
7 Milly Edwards "Sunday Morning" (No Doubt) Bottom two
8 Dan England "To Be with You" (Mr. Big) Safe
9 Anne Robertson "Independent Women" (Destiny's Child) Safe

Live Show 5 (9 October 2005)Edit

Theme: Big Band

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Lee Harding "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (Nat King Cole) Safe
2 Milly Edwards "Get Happy" (Judy Garland) Eliminated
3 Daniel Spillane "Feeling Good" (Nina Simone) Safe
4 Anne Robertson "Minnie the Moocher" (Cab Calloway) Safe
5 James Kannis "Sway" (Dean Martin) Bottom three
6 Emily Williams "All the Way" (Frank Sinatra) Safe
7 Dan England "(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name" (Harry Connick, Jr.) Bottom two
8 Kate DeAraugo "Cry Me a River" (Julie London) Safe

Live Show 6 (16 October 2005)Edit

Theme: The 80s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Emily Williams "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston) Bottom two
2 James Kannis "Truly" (Lionel Richie) Eliminated
3 Kate DeAraugo "Ain't Nobody" (Chaka Khan) Safe
4 Daniel Spillane "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (Simply Red) Bottom three
5 Dan England "Broken Wings" (Mr. Mister) Safe
6 Anne Robertson "Open Arms" (Mariah Carey) Safe
7 Lee Harding "Eye of the Tiger" (Survivor) Safe

Up, Close and Personal Special (21 October 2005)Edit

ArtistSong (original artists)
Anne Robertson "Dangerously in Love" (Beyoncé)
Dan England "Rooster" (Alice in Chains)
Daniel Spillane "A Song for You" (Donny Hathaway)
Emily Williams "How Come You Don't Call Me" (Alicia Keys)
Kate DeAraugo "Ironic" (Alanis Morissette)
Lee Harding "Plush" (Stone Temple Pilots)

Live Show 7 (23 October 2005)Edit

Theme: Motown

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Kate DeAraugo "I Wish" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
2 Lee Harding "Ben" (Michael Jackson) Safe
3 Anne Robertson "If I Were Your Woman" (Gladys Knight & the Pips) Eliminated
4 Daniel Spillane "Shakey Ground" (The Temptations) Bottom two
5 Dan England "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" (The Four Tops) Bottom three
6 Emily Williams "River Deep, Mountain High" (Tina Turner) Safe

Live Show 8 (30 October 2005)Edit

Theme: The 70s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Lee Harding "My Sharona" (The Knack) Bottom two
2 Kate DeAraugo "Lady Marmalade" (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim & Mýa) Safe
3 Daniel Spillane "Cold As Ice" (Foreigner) Eliminated
4 Emily Williams "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan) Safe
5 Dan England "Desperado" (The Eagles) Safe

Live Show 9 (6 November 2005)Edit

Theme: Elvis Presley

OrderArtistFirst songSecond songResult
1 Emily Williams "Can't Help Falling in Love" "Blue Suede Shoes" Safe
2 Lee Harding "Jailhouse Rock" "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" Safe
3 Kate DeAraugo "The Impossible Dream" "Burning Love" Safe
4 Dan England "Hound Dog" "Heartbreak Hotel" Eliminated

Live Show 10: Semi-final (13 November 2005)Edit

Theme: Number One Hits

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Kate DeAraugo "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) "Like a Prayer" (Madonna) Safe
2 Lee Harding "Tainted Love" (Soft Cell) "Faith" (George Michael) Eliminated
3 Emily Williams "...Baby One More Time" (Britney Spears) "I Will Always Love You" (Whitney Houston) Safe

Live final (20 November 2005)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Kate DeAraugo "Shackles (Praise You)" (Mary Mary) "How Could An Angel Break My Heart" (Toni Braxton) "Maybe Tonight" Winner
2 Emily Williams "Emotion" (Samantha Sang) "Since U Been Gone" (Kelly Clarkson) "Maybe Tonight" Runner-up
Australian Idol

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Winners: Guy Sebastian (2003) | Casey Donovan (2004) | Kate DeAraugo (2005) | Damien Leith (2006) | Natalie Gauci (2007) | Wes Carr (2008) | Stan Walker (2009)
Runners-up: Shannon Noll (2003) | Anthony Callea (2004) | Emily Williams (2005) | Jessica Mauboy (2006) | Matt Corby (2007) | Luke Dickens (2008) | Hayley Warner (2009)
Third placers: Cosima De Vito (2003) | Courtney Murphy (2004) | Lee Harding (2005) | Dean Geyer (2006) | Carl Riseley (2007) | Mark Spano (2008) | James Johnston (2009)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on Australian Idol
Categories: Category:Australian Idol | Category:Australian Idol participants