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Carl Riseley (born 21 December 1982) is a contestant on Australian Idol, who finished 3rd on the fifth season of the competition.

Top 24Edit

Carl performed in the first group. He sang "Home" by Michael Bublé. Although he was originally eliminated, he was chosen to compete in the Wildcard round.

WildcardEdit

He sang "Bye Bye Love" by The Everly Brothers. He was chosen by the judges to become a member of the Top 12 along with Natalie Gauci.

Top 12Edit

During the first week, Carl sang "Waltzing Matilda" by various artists. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 11Edit

Carl sang "Clocks" by Coldplay. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 10Edit

Carl sang "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 9Edit

Carl sang "It's All Right with Me" by Harry Connick, Jr. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 8Edit

Carl sang "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles. He was put in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 7Edit

Carl sang "Turn Your Love Around" by George Benson. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Doin' It for the Kids SpecialEdit

Carl sang "Pure Imagination" by Gene Wilder.

Top 6Edit

Carl sang "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones and "Jealous Guy" by John Lennon. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 5Edit

Carl sang "Reminiscing" by Little River Band. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 4Edit

Carl sang "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul and "Just Kiss Me" by Harry Connick, Jr. He was put in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 3Edit

Carl sang "You Give Me Something" by James Morrison and "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder. He was eliminated at this stage of the competition.

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