The fourth season of Australian Idol premiered on August 6 2006 and continued until November 26 2006. It was won by Damien Leith. This season was co-hosted by Andrew G. and James Mathison.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 - Top 24 Boys Group 1 (27 August 2006)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Chris Murphy "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen) Eliminated
2 Nathaniel Willemse "Vertigo" (U2) Eliminated
3 Paul Vercoe "Hanging by a Moment" (Lifehouse) Eliminated
4 Damien Leith "You Are So Beautiful" (Joe Cocker) Advanced
5 Brendon Boney "Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
6 Dean Geyer "If You Could Only See" (Tonic) Advanced
  • Damien Leith and Dean Geyer advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 boys were eliminated.
  • Chris Murphy, Nathaniel Willemse and Brendon Boney returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 - Top 24 Girls Group 1 (28 August 2006)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Lyndelle Palmer-Clarke "Would I Lie to You" (The Eurythmics) Eliminated
2 Klancie Keough "Not Ready to Make Nice" (Dixie Chicks) Eliminated
3 Jessica Mauboy "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston) Advanced
4 Atlanta Coogan "My Immortal" (Evanescence) Eliminated
5 Amanda Streete "Trouble" (Pink) Eliminated
6 Reigan Derry "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" (Sandi Thom) Advanced
  • Jessica Mauboy and Reigan Derry advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 girls were eliminated.
  • Klancie Keough and Amanda Streete returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 - Top 24 Boys Group 2 (29 August 2006)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Ricky Muscat "So Sick" (Ne-Yo) Eliminated
2 James Steele "Kryptonite" (3 Doors Down) Eliminated
3 Chris Graffiti "I Don't Want to Be" (Gavin DeGraw) Eliminated
4 Bobby Flynn "Under the Milky Way" (The Church) Advanced
5 Joseph Gatehau "Let Me Love You" (Mario) Advanced
6 Guy Mutton "Meant to Live" (Switchfoot) Elimianted
  • Bobby Flynn and Joseph Gatehau advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 boys were eliminated.
  • Ricky Muscat, Chris Graffiti and Guy Mutton returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 4 - Top 24 Girls Group 2 (30 August 2006)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Raechel Lee "Dumb Things" (Paul Kelly) Eliminated
2 Lavina Williams "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin) Advanced
3 Rebecca Pearce "Show Me Heaven" (Maria McKee) Eliminated
4 Jess Griffin "Fighter" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
5 Lisa Mitchell "Diamonds on the Inside" (Ben Harper) Advanced
6 Lydia Denker "One Moment in Time" (Whitney Houston) Elimianted
  • Lavina Williams and Lisa Mitchell advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 girls were eliminated.
  • None of the contestants from this round made it into the Wildcard Round, making it the only group to not be represented at that stage.

Wildcard round (3 September 2006)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Brendon Boney "Lonely No More/This Love" (Rob Thomas & Maroon 5) Eliminated
2 Nathaniel Willemse "My Girl" (The Temptations) Eliminated
3 Klancie Keough "Redneck Woman" (Gretchen Wilson) Advanced
4 Chris Graffiti "I Wish" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
5 Guy Mutton "Black Fingernails, Red Wine" (Eskimo Joe) Advanced
6 Amanda Streete "(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind" (Powderfinger) Eliminated
7 Ricky Muscat "Caught Up" (Usher) Advanced
8 Chris Murphy "Holy Grail" (Hunters & Collectors) Advanced
  • Ricky Muscat, Guy Mutton, Klancie Keough and Chris Murphy received most votes, and completed the top 12.

Live Show 1 (10 September 2006)Edit

Theme: Contestant's Choice

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Dean Geyer "For You I Will (Confidence)" (Teddy Geiger) Safe
2 Joseph Gatehau "Right Here Waiting" (Richard Marx) Eliminated
3 Jessica Mauboy "Stickwitu" (The Pussycat Dolls) Safe
4 Damien Leith "With or Without You" (U2) Safe
5 Ricky Muscat "Walking Away" (Craig David) Safe
6 Lisa Mitchell "Fall At Your Feet" (Crowded House) Safe
7 Lavina Williams "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) Bottom two
8 Chris Murphy "Wish You Well" (Bernard Fanning) Safe
9 Klancie Keough "Jolene" (Dolly Parton) Safe
10 Guy Mutton "Where the Streets Have No Name" (U2) Safe
11 Reigan Derry "Breathe in Now" (George) Bottom three
12 Bobby Flynn "When the War Is Over" (Cold Chisel) Safe

Live Show 2 (17 September 2006)Edit

Theme: Rock

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ricky Muscat "Take Me Out" (Franz Ferdinand) Bottom two
2 Lisa Mitchell "Dancing with Myself" (Billy Idol) Safe
3 Guy Mutton "Clocks" (Coldplay) Bottom three
4 Klancie Keough "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" (The Georgia Satellites) Safe
5 Bobby Flynn "Warewolves of London" (Warren Zevon) Safe
6 Reigan Derry "Themata" (Karnivool) Eliminated
7 Damien Leith "Creep" (Radiohead) Safe
8 Jessica Mauboy "Walk Away" (Kelly Clarkson) Safe
9 Chris Murphy "Is It Just Me" (The Darkness) Safe
10 Lavina Williams "Bring Me to Life" (Evanescence) Safe
11 Dean Geyer "Shimmer" (Fuel) Safe

Live Show 3 (24 September 2006)Edit

Theme: Australian #1s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Klancie Keough "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" (Shania Twain) Eliminated
2 Damien Leith "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Ronan Keating) Safe
3 Lavina Williams "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Thelma Houston) Bottom three
4 Chris Murphy "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Safe
5 Dean Geyer "Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls) Bottom two
6 Guy Mutton "The Reason" (Hoobastank) Safe
7 Jessica Mauboy "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera) Safe
8 Bobby Flynn "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (Christopher Cross) Safe
9 Ricky Muscat "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Chicago) Safe
10 Lisa Mitchell "A Thousand Miles" (Vanessa Carlton) Safe

Live Show 4 (1 October 2006)Edit

Theme: The Year They Were Born

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Damien Leith "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (Elton John) Safe
2 Ricky Muscat "Down Under" (Men at Work) Safe
3 Jessica Mauboy "Another Day in Paradise" (Phil Collins) Bottom three
4 Bobby Flynn "Under Pressure" (Queen) Safe
5 Lisa Mitchell "The Joker" (Steve Miller Band) Bottom two
6 Dean Geyer "You Give Love a Bad Name" (Bon Jovi) Safe
7 Guy Mutton "Dream On" (Aerosmith) Eliminated
8 Lavina Williams "Too Much Heaven" (Bee Gees) Safe
9 Chris Murphy "Life in the Fast Lane" (The Eagles) Safe

Live Show 5 (8 October 2006)Edit

Theme: Disco

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Chris Murphy "Play That Funky Music" (Wild Cherry) Bottom two
2 Lavina Williams "Best of My Love" (The Emotions) Eliminated
3 Ricky Muscat "Get Down On It" (Kool & the Gang) Bottom three
4 Damien Leith "Celebration" (Kool & the Gang) Safe
5 Lisa Mitchell "Heart of Glass" (Blondie) Safe
6 Dean Geyer "Turn the Beat Around" (Vicki Sue Robinson) Safe
7 Bobby Flynn "Super Freak" (Rick James) Safe
8 Jessica Mauboy "On the Radio" (Donna Summer) Safe

Live Show 6 (15 October 2006)Edit

Theme: Acoustic

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Bobby Flynn "Rhiannon" (Fleetwood Mac) Eliminated
2 Dean Geyer "On the Way Down" (Ryan Cabrera) Safe
3 Chris Murphy "No More Lonely Nights" (Paul McCartney) Safe
4 Jessica Mauboy "Have You Ever" (Brandy) Safe
5 Damien Leith "Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak) Safe
6 Lisa Mitchell "See You Soon" (Coldplay) Bottom two
7 Ricky Muscat "Feel" (Robbie Williams) Bottom three

Up, Close and Personal Special (17 October 2006)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)
1 Dean Geyer "Change" (Dean Geyer)
2 Lisa Mitchell "Too Far Gone" (Lisa Mitchell)
3 Ricky Muscat "Off the Wall" (Michael Jackson)
4 Damien Leith "Sky" (Damien Leith)
5 Chris Murphy "Diamond Days" (Chris Murphy)
6 Jessica Mauboy "What the World Needs Now Is Love" (Jackie DeShannon)
7 Bobby Flynn "The Boy Had Trouble" (Bobby Flynn)

Live Show 7 (22 October 2006)Edit

Theme: Rock Swing

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ricky Muscat "I Saw Her Standing There" (The Beatles) Bottom three
2 Lisa Mitchell "Revolution" (The Veronicas) Eliminated
3 Chris Murphy "You Shook Me All Night Long" (AC/DC) Safe
4 Dean Geyer "Mustang Sally" (Wilson Pickett) Bottom two
5 Jessica Mauboy "Crazy in Love" (Beyoncé) Safe
6 Damien Leith "High and Dry" (Radiohead) Safe

Live Show 8 (29 October 2006)Edit

Theme: Aria Hall of Fame

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Damien Leith "Message to My Girl" (Split Enz) Bottom three
2 Ricky Muscat "To Love Somebody" (Bee Gees) Eliminated
3 Chris Murphy "Evie" (Stevie Wright) Safe
4 Jessica Mauboy "Words" (Bee Gees) Safe
5 Dean Geyer "Every Time You Cry" (John Farnham & Human Nature) Bottom two

Live Show 9 (5 November 2006)Edit

Theme: Audience Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Jessica Mauboy "Butterfly" (Mariah Carey) "Karma" (Alicia Keys) Safe
2 Chris Murphy "Something Beautiful" (Robbie Williams) "Mean to Me" (Crowded House) Eliminated
3 Dean Geyer "Dare You to Move" (Switchfoot) "Savin' Me" (Nickelback) Bottom two
4 Damien Leith "Crying" (Roy Orbison) "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) Safe

Live Show 10: Semi-final (12 November 2006)Edit

Theme: Judge's Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Damien Leith "Nessun Dorma" (Luciano Pavarotti) "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers) Safe
2 Jessica Mauboy "When You Believe" (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston) "To Sir, with Love" (Lulu) Safe
3 Dean Geyer "Waiting on the World to Change" (John Mayer) "I'll Be" (Edwin McCain) Bottom two

Live final (19 November 2006)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Jessica Mauboy "Night of My Life" "Impossible" (Christina Aguilera) "Together Again" (Janet Jackson) Runner-up
2 Damien Leith "Never Meant to Fail" (Alex Lloyd) "Waiting On an Angel" (Ben Harper) "Night of My Life" Winner
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