The second season of Australian Idol premiered on July 13 2004 and continued until November 21 2004. It was won by Casey Donovan. This season was co-hosted by Andrew G. and James Mathison.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (8 August 2004)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Anthony Callea "Angels" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
2 Prinnie Stevens "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
3 Courtney Murphy "She Will Be Loved" (Maroon 5) Advanced
4 Chanel Cole "Glory Box" (Portishead) Advanced
5 Laurence Sorbello "Amazed" (Lonestar) Eliminated
6 Ngaiire Joseph "No More Drama" (Mary J. Blige) Eliminated
7 Emily George "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) Eliminated
8 Meri Bosenavulagi "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler) Eliminated
9 Ben Eaton "Freedom '90" (George Michael) Eliminated
10 Hayley Jensen "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) Advanced
  • Courtney Murphy, Chanel Cole and Hayley Jensen advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Anthony Callea, Ngaiire Joseph and Emily George returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (15 August 2004)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Yasmine Dia "You're Free" (Yomanda) Eliminated
2 Gabriel Cabrera "Careless Whisper" (George Michael) Eliminated
3 Chloe Skipp "Turn Me On" (Norah Jones) Eliminated
4 Angie Narayan "Chain of Fools" (Aretha Franklin) Advanced
5 Barry Southgate "Up Where We Belong" (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes) Eliminated
6 Tara Del Borrello "My Immortal" (Evanescence) Eliminated
7 Adrian Hood "Burn" (Usher) Eliminated
8 Liza Schulberg "You Put a Move on My Heart" (Tamia) Eliminated
9 Daniel Belle "Rock DJ" (Robbie Williams) Advanced
10 Amali Ward "Some Kind of Wonderful" (Joss Stone) Advanced
  • Angie Narayan, Daniel Belle and Amali Ward advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Tara Borrello, Adrian Hood and Liza Schulberg returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (22 August 2004)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Nicole Wheatley "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Eliminated
2 Garth Ploog "Something Beautiful" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
3 Christie Green "Anytime You Need a Friend" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
4 Ricki-Lee Coulter "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (Taylor Dayne) Advanced
5 Carlos Velazquez "Yesterday" (The Beatles) Eliminated
6 Emelia Rusciano "Good Luck" (Basement Jaxx) Eliminated
7 Casey Donovan "Here's Where I Stand" (Tiffany Taylor) Advanced
8 Marty Worrall "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" (Train) Eliminated
9 Billie McCarthy "Stormy Weather" (Billie Holiday) Eliminated
10 Dan O'Connor "Amazing" (Josh Kelley) Advanced
  • Ricki-Lee Coulter, Casey Donovan and Dan O'Connor advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Garth Ploog, Carlos Velazquez, Emelia Rusciano and Marty Worrall returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard round (29 August 2004)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Adrian Hood "The Way You Make Me Feel" (Michael Jackson) Eliminated
2 Emily George "Killing Me Softly" (The Fugees) Eliminated
3 Garth Ploog "Harder to Breathe" (Maroon 5) Eliminated
4 Emelia Rusciano "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) Advanced
5 Ngaiire Joseph "Don't Let It End" (John Farnham) Eliminated
6 Carlos Velazquez "Señorita" (Justin Timberlake) Eliminated
7 Tara Del Borrello "I Turn to You" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
8 Anthony Callea "The Reason" (Hoobastank) Advanced
9 Liza Schulberg "Do I Do" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
10 Marty Worrall "Somewhere Only We Know" (Keane) Advanced
  • The judges selected Emelia Rusciano and Anthony Callea to move on into the Top 12 of the competition, before the hosts revealed the Top 2 vote getters. Marty Worrall received most votes, and completed the top 12.

Live Show 1 (5 September 2004)Edit

Theme: Australian Made

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Chanel Cole "Green Limousine" (The Badloves) Safe
2 Daniel Belle "You Were There" (Southern Sons) Safe
3 Amali Ward "Emotion" (Samantha Sang) Bottom three
4 Ricki-Lee Coulter "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Olivia Newton-John) Safe
5 Marty Worrall "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (Sam & Dave) Safe
6 Casey Donovan "Symphony of Life" (Tina Arena) Safe
7 Angie Narayan "A Touch of Paradise" (John Farnham) Eliminated
8 Anthony Callea "Heaven Knows" (Rick Price) Safe
9 Emelia Rusciano "Just the Thing" (Peter Morris) Bottom two
10 Dan O'Connor "Better" (The Screaming Jets) Safe
11 Hayley Jensen "Weir" (Killing Heidi) Safe
12 Courtney Murphy "You Weren't in Love with Me" (Billy Field) Safe

Live Show 2 (12 September 2004)Edit

Theme: Pop

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Casey Donovan "Don't Speak" (No Doubt) Safe
2 Dan O'Connor "Higher" (Creed) Eliminated
3 Emelia Rusciano "Family Portrait" (Pink) Safe
4 Anthony Callea "Ignition" (R. Kelly) Safe
5 Hayley Jensen "Left Outside Alone" (Anastacia) Bottom two
6 Amali Ward "Shackles (Praise You)" (Mary Mary) Safe
7 Courtney Murphy "No Matter What" (Badfinger) Safe
8 Chanel Cole "History Repeating" (Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey) Safe
9 Daniel Belle "You Raise Me Up" (Secret Garden) Safe
10 Marty Worrall "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" (Jason Mraz) Bottom three
11 Ricki-Lee Coulter "Work It Out" (Beyoncé) Safe

Live Show 3 (19 September 2004)Edit

Theme: The 60s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Emelia Rusciano "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (Dionne Warwick) Safe
2 Ricki-Lee Coulter "Proud Mary" (Tina Turner) Safe
3 Anthony Callea "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Spencer Davis Group) Safe
4 Amali Ward "I Say a Little Prayer" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
5 Daniel Belle "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (The Hollies) Safe
6 Marty Worrall "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (The Rolling Stones) Bottom three
7 Hayley Jensen "To Sir, with Love" (Lulu) Bottom two
8 Courtney Murphy "Spinning Wheel" (Blood, Sweat & Tears) Safe
9 Chanel Cole "Walk on By" (Dionne Warwick) Safe
10 Casey Donovan "Somebody to Love" (Jefferson Airplane) Safe

Live Show 4 (26 September 2004)Edit

Theme: Disco

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Casey Donovan "Shake Your Groove Thing" (Peaches & Herb) Bottom three
2 Courtney Murphy "Every 1's a Winner" (Hot Chocolate) Safe
3 Chanel Cole "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Gloria Gaynor) Safe
4 Daniel Belle "Working My Way Back to You" (The Spinners) Safe
5 Ricki-Lee Coulter "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" (Michael Jackson) Safe
6 Hayley Jensen "If I Can't Have You" (Yvonne Elliman) Safe
7 Anthony Callea "Car Wash" (Rose Royce) Safe
8 Marty Worrall "More Than a Woman" (Bee Gees) Bottom two
9 Emelia Rusciano "Turn the Beat Around" (Vicki Sue Robinson) Eliminated

Live Show 5 (3 October 2004)Edit

Theme: Contestant's Choice

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ricki-Lee Coulter "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Safe
2 Marty Worrall "Broken Wings" (Mr. Mister) Safe
3 Hayley Jensen "Release" (George) Bottom three
4 Daniel Belle "Your Song" (Elton John) Eliminated
5 Chanel Cole "Constant Craving" (k.d. lang) Bottom two
6 Courtney Murphy "God Only Knows" (Beach Boys) Safe
7 Casey Donovan "Special Ones" (George) Safe
8 Anthony Callea "The Prayer" (Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli) Safe

Live Show 6 (10 October 2004)Edit

Theme: The Beatles

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Chanel Cole "Across the Universe" Bottom two
2 Anthony Callea "I Saw Her Standing There" Safe
3 Casey Donovan "Eleanor Rigby" Safe
4 Marty Worrall "Oh! Darling" Bottom three
5 Hayley Jensen "Yesterday" Safe
6 Courtney Murphy "Got to Get You into My Life" Safe
7 Ricki-Lee Coulter "We Can Work It Out" Eliminated

Live Show 7 (17 October 2004)Edit

Theme: The 80s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Marty Worrall "The Power of Love" (Huey Lewis & the News) Eliminated
2 Chanel Cole "Stop!" (Sam Brown) Safe
3 Casey Donovan "The Flame" (Cheap Trick) Bottom two
4 Courtney Murphy "Oh Sherrie" (Steve Perry) Safe
5 Hayley Jensen "I Feel the Earth Move" (Carole King) Bottom three
6 Anthony Callea "I Want to Know What Love Is" (Foreigner) Safe

Up, Close and Personal Special (19 October 2004)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)
1 Hayley Jensen "Here with Me" (Dido)
2 Chanel Cole "A Case of You" (Joni Mitchell)
3 Anthony Callea "A Perfect Fan" (Backstreet Boys)
4 Casey Donovan "Nothing Else Matters" (Metallica)
5 Courtney Murphy "We'll Do It All Again" (Bleu)

Live Show 8 (24 October 2004)Edit

Theme: R&B & Soul

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Chanel Cole "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Blu Cantrell) Eliminated
2 Anthony Callea "Back at One" (Brian McKnight) Safe
3 Casey Donovan "Beautiful" (India Arie) Safe
4 Courtney Murphy "What a Fool Believes" (The Doobie Brothers) Bottom two
5 Hayley Jensen "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell) Safe

Live Show 9 (31 October 2004)Edit

Theme: Big Band

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Anthony Callea "Fever" (Michael Bublé) "Route 66" (Nat King Cole) Safe
2 Casey Donovan "Come Fly with Me" (Frank Sinatra) "Why Don't You Do Right" (Peggy Lee) Bottom two
3 Hayley Jensen "It Had to Be You" (Harry Connick, Jr.) "Nature Boy" (Nat King Cole) Eliminated
4 Courtney Murphy "For Once in My Life" (Frank Sinatra) "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Duke Ellington) Safe

Live Show 10: Semi-final (7 November 2004)Edit

Theme: The 70s

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Courtney Murphy "Somebody to Love" (Queen) "My Love" (Paul McCartney) Eliminated
2 Casey Donovan "You're So Vain" (Carly Simon) "Misty Blue" (Dorothy Moore) Safe
3 Anthony Callea "Hold the Line" (Toto) "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel) Safe

Live final (14 November 2004)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Anthony Callea "Listen with Your Heart" "Walking Away" (Craig David) "Glory of Love" (Peter Cetera) Runner-up
2 Casey Donovan "Take Me as I Am" (Vanessa Amorosi) "Hello" (Evanescence) "Listen with Your Heart" 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

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