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The fifth season of Australian Idol premiered on August 5 2007 and continued until November 25 2007. It was won by Natalie Gauci. This season was co-hosted by Andrew G. and James Mathison.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 - Top 24 Boys Group 1 (26 August 2007)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Matt Corby "I Wish" (Stevie Wonder) Advanced
2 Junior To'o "Dear Mr. President" (Pink) Eliminated
3 Carl Riseley "Home" (Michael Bublé) Eliminated
4 Daniel Mifsud "Tip of My Tongue" (Johnny Diesel) Eliminated
5 Husny Thalib "If You Can't Say No" (Lenny Kravitz) Eliminated
6 Jacob Butler "Chasing Cars" (Snow Patrol) Advanced
Notes
  • Matt Corby and Jacob Butler advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 boys were eliminated.
  • Carl Riseley, Daniel Mifsud and Husny Thalib returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 - Top 24 Girls Group 1 (27 August 2007)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Sally Van Der Zwart "Never Again" (Kelly Clarkson) Eliminated
2 Natalie Gauci "Hurt" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
3 Cheray Doughty "Tell Me 'bout It" (Joss Stone) Eliminated
4 Tarisai Vushe "River Deep, Mountain High" (Tina Turner) Advanced
5 Jesse Curran "One" (U2) Eliminated
6 Lana Krost "Big Girls Don't Cry" (Fergie) Advanced
Notes
  • Tarisai Vushe and Lana Krost advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 girls were eliminated.
  • Natalie Gauci returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 - Top 24 Boys Group 2 (28 August 2007)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Mark Da Costa "Whole Lotta Love" (Led Zeppelin) Eliminated
2 Ben McKenzie "Mad World" (Tears for Fears) Advanced
3 Jack Byrnes "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (U2) Eliminated
4 Dave Andrews "That's Freedom" (John Farnham) Eliminated
5 Lyall Adonis "Desperado" (The Eagles) Eliminated
6 Marty Simpson "Over My Head (Cable Car)" (The Fray) Advanced
Notes
  • Ben McKenzie and Marty Simpson advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 boys were eliminated.
  • Mark Da Costa, Jack Byrnes and Dave Andrews returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 4 - Top 24 Girls Group 2 (29 August 2007)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Sarah Lloyde "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Holliday) Eliminated
2 Morgan Hosking "You Learn" (Alanis Morissette) Eliminated
3 Holly Weinert "Easy" (Commodores) Advanced
4 Madison Pritchett "When You're Gone" (Avril Lavigne) Eliminated
5 Brianna Carpenter "Fidelity" (Regina Spektor) Advanced
6 Rosie Ribbons "Everybody Hurts" (R.E.M.) Elimianted
Notes
  • Holly Weinert and Brianna Carpenter advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 girls were eliminated.
  • Sarah Lloyde returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard round (2 September 2007)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Jack Byrnes "Long Train Runnin'" (The Doobie Brothers) Eliminated
2 Husny Thalib "I Believe" (Blessid Union of Souls) Eliminated
3 Carl Riseley "Bye Bye Love" (The Everly Brothers) Advanced
4 Sarah Lloyde "Candyman" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
5 Dave Andrews "The Dolphin's Cry" (Live) Eliminated
6 Daniel Mifsud "Lay Your Love On Me" (Roachford) Advanced
7 Natalie Gauci "Feeling Good" (Nina Simone) Advanced
8 Mark Da Costa "Evie" (Stevie Wright) Advanced
Notes
  • Daniel Mifsud, Mark Da Costa, Carl Riseley and Natalie Gauci received most votes, and completed the top 12.

Live Show 1 (9 September 2007)Edit

Theme: Contestant's Choice

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ben McKenzie "Sunday Morning" (Maroon 5) Safe
2 Mark Da Costa "Vertigo" (U2) Safe
3 Lana Krost "Shiver" (Natalie Imbruglia) Bottom two
4 Daniel Mifsud "Cry Me a River" (Justin Timberlake) Safe
5 Carl Riseley "Waltzing Matilda" (Various artists) Safe
6 Holly Weinert "Standing in the Way of Control" (Gossip) Eliminated
7 Matt Corby "The Scientist" (Coldplay) Safe
8 Natalie Gauci "(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind" (Powederfinger) Safe
9 Jacob Butler "When You Were Young" (The Killers) Safe
10 Tarisai Vushe "If I Was Your Woman" (Alicia Keys) Safe
11 Marty Simpson "Can't Stand Losing You" (The Police) Safe
12 Brianna Carpenter "God Only Knows" (Beach Boys) Bottom three

Live Show 2 (16 September 2007)Edit

Theme: Rock

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Matt Corby "Immigrant Song" (Led Zeppelin) Safe
2 Carl Riseley "Clocks" (Coldplay) Safe
3 Brianna Carpenter "The Logical Song" (Supertramp) Eliminated
4 Marty Simpson "Jenny Don't Be Hasty" (Paolo Nutini) Bottom two
5 Lana Krost "Come On Come On" (Little Birdy) Safe
6 Jacob Butler "Morning Glory" (Oasis) Bottom three
7 Tarisai Vushe "Hard to Handle" (Otis Redding) Safe
8 Ben McKenzie "Bodies" (Little Birdy) Safe
9 Daniel Mifsud "Fire" (Jimi Hendrix) Safe
10 Natalie Gauci "Sweet Child o' Mine" (Guns N' Roses) Safe
11 Mark Da Costa "High Voltage" (AC/DC) Safe

Live Show 3 (23 September 2007)Edit

Theme: Disco

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Tarisai Vushe "Hot Stuff" (Donna Summer) Bottom two
2 Ben McKenzie "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" (Michael Jackson) Safe
3 Mark Da Costa "Nutbush City Limits" (Tina Turner) Safe
4 Lana Krost "Sing It Back" (Moloko) Eliminated
5 Jacob Butler "Canned Heat" (Jamiroquai) Safe
6 Marty Simpson "You Sexy Thing" (Hot Chocolate) Safe
7 Daniel Mifsud "Miss You" (The Rolling Stones) Bottom three
8 Carl Riseley "September" (Earth, Wind & Fire) Safe
9 Matt Corby "Got to Get You into My Life" (The Beatles) Safe
10 Natalie Gauci "I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor) Safe

Live Show 4 (30 September 2007)Edit

Theme: Acoustic

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Mark Da Costa "Yellow" (Coldplay) Eliminated
2 Natalie Gauci "Man in the Mirror" (Michael Jackson) Safe
3 Carl Riseley "It's All Right with Me" (Harry Connick, Jr.) Safe
4 Jacob Butler "Somewhere Only We Know" (Keane) Bottom two
5 Matt Corby "The Blower's Daughter" (Damien Rice) Safe
6 Daniel Mifsud "I Was Made for Lovin' You" (Kiss) Bottom three
7 Ben McKenzie "Hide and Seek" (Imogen Heap) Safe
8 Tarisai Vushe "Kissing You" (Des'ree) Safe
9 Marty Simpson "Open Your Eyes" (Snow Patrol) Safe

Live Show 5 (7 October 2007)Edit

Theme: Britpop

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Carl Riseley "Can't Buy Me Love" (The Beatles) Bottom two
2 Tarisai Vushe "Somebody to Love" (Queen) Safe
3 Ben McKenzie "Wonderwall" (Oasis) Safe
4 Marty Simpson "Naive" (The Kooks) Safe
5 Jacob Butler "Let It Be" (The Beatles) Eliminated
6 Daniel Mifsud "Message in a Bottle" (The Police) Bottom three
7 Natalie Gauci "Rehab" (Amy Winehouse) Safe
8 Matt Corby "Bittersweet Symphony" (The Verve) Safe

Live Show 6 (14 October 2007)Edit

Theme: Birth Year

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ben McKenzie "Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
2 Marty Simpson "Now We're Getting Somewhere" (Crowded House) Bottom three
3 Natalie Gauci "Endless Love" (Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) Safe
4 Carl Riseley "Turn Your Love Around" (George Benson) Safe
5 Matt Corby "Another Day in Paradise" (Phil Collins) Bottom two
6 Tarisai Vushe "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (Aretha Franklin & George Michael) Safe
7 Daniel Mifsud "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson) Safe

Doin' It for the Kids Special (19 October 2007)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)
1 Marty Simpson "I Won't Back Down" (Tom Petty)
2 Daniel Mifsud "Waiting on the World to Change" (John Mayer)
3 Carl Riseley "Pure Imagination" (Gene Wilder)
4 Natalie Gauci "Crazy" (Gnarls Barkley)
5 Matt Corby "Bedouin Song" (Lior)
6 Tarisai Vushe "O-o-h Child" (Five Stairsteps)

Live Show 7 (21 October 2007)Edit

Theme: Judge's & Contestant's Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Tarisai Vushe "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (Taylor Dayne) "I Believe in You and Me" (Whitney Houston) Bottom two
2 Marty Simpson "No Woman No Cry" (Bob Marley) "Last Kiss" (Pearl Jam) Bottom three
3 Daniel Mifsud "Fragile" (Sting) "From the Sea" (Eskimo Joe) Eliminated
4 Carl Riseley "It's Not Unusual" (Tom Jones) "Jealous Guy" (John Lennon) Safe
5 Matt Corby "The Music of the Night" (Michael Crawford) "Transatlanticism" (Death Cab for Cutie) Safe
6 Natalie Gauci "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Sinéad O'Connor) "Umbrella" (Rihanna) Safe

Live Show 8 (28 October 2007)Edit

Theme: Australian Made

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Matt Corby "20 Good Reasons" (Thirsty Merc) Safe
2 Natalie Gauci "Boys in Town" (Divinyls) Bottom two
3 Marty Simpson "These Days" (Powderfinger) Safe
4 Tarisai Vushe "When It All Falls Apart" (The Veronicas) Eliminated
5 Carl Riseley "Reminiscing" (Little River Band) Safe

Live Show 9 (4 November 2007)Edit

Theme: Big Band

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Carl Riseley "Me and Mrs. Jones" (Billy Paul) "Just Kiss Me" (Harry Connick, Jr.) Bottom two
2 Marty Simpson "American Baby" (Dave Matthews Band) "Light My Fire" (The Doors) Eliminated
3 Matt Corby "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Marvin Gaye) "Beyond the Sea" (Bobby Darin) Safe
4 Natalie Gauci "Orange Colored Sky" (Natalie Cole) "How High the Moon" (Ella Fitzgerald) Safe

Live Show 10: Semi-final (11 November 2007)Edit

Theme: Viewer's & Contestant's Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Natalie Gauci "Ray of Light" (Madonna) "Nobody Knows" (Pink) Safe
2 Carl Riseley "You Give Me Something" (James Morrison) "For Once in My Life" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
3 Matt Corby "It's Too Late" (Evermore) "Across the Universe" (The Beatles) Safe

Live final (18 November 2007)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Matt Corby "Here I Am" "High and Dry" (Radiohead) "Mind's Eye" (Wolfmother) Runner-up
2 Natalie Gauci "Apologize" (OneRepublic) "Running Up That Hill" (Kate Bush) "Here I Am" Winner
Australian Idol

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Winners: Guy Sebastian (2003) | Casey Donovan (2004) | Kate DeAraugo (2005) | Damien Leith (2006) | Natalie Gauci (2007)
Runners-up: Shannon Noll (2003) | Anthony Callea (2004) | Emily Williams (2005) | Jessica Mauboy (2006) | Matt Corby (2007)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on Australian Idol
Categories: Category:Australian Idol | Category:Australian Idol participants

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