A massive 2.98 million Australians watched as 14 year-old Jack Vidgen was crowned winner last year and judges Dannii Minogue, Kyle Sandilands, Brian McFadden and host Grant Denyer have hit the road across the country to find this year’s new crop of super-stars.
Judge Dannii Minogue says of the auditions this year: “Just when we think we’ve seen it all something or someone comes out of no-where and does a truly amazing performance. A star walks on the stage and wows us. When the whole audience just floats to their feet after a performance and the rest of the stage seems to melt away, you know you have just witnessed the birth of a star”.
Kyle Sandilands says “The talent is, as always, diverse. What’s different this year is that some of the acts we have previously said no to are back after going away and re-working their performance. Of course some are still terrible, which of course a part of me loves, but some have taken our comments on board and have worked harder to transform their idea and selves into a proper act. I think the people at home will be blown away by the weird things that Australians can do!”
After the flood of exceptional talent last year Brian McFadden firmly believes “that this year is the best talent we have ever had. We’ve got everything from amazing guitarists, world-class bands, phenomenal dance troupes and acrobatics. And just to keep us on track, some jelly wrestling midgets who take Kyle on for good measure!”
Australian viewers will once again determine the winner of the $250,000 grand prize. Following the achievements of past winners Mark Vincent, Justice Crew and Jack Vidgen, along with the recent local success of Timomatic and Cosentino, the stakes are high.
7:30pm Monday April 16.