The seventh season of Australian Idol premiered on August 9 2009 and continued until November 22 2009. It was won by Stan Walker. This season was hosted by Andrew G..

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (24 August 2009)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Hayley Warner "Cryin' Shame" (Diesel) Eliminated
2 Seth Drury "You Found Me" (The Fray) Eliminated
3 Jamila Ioane "For Once in My Life" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
4 Toby Moulton "Yellow" (Coldplay) Eliminated
5 Kate Cook "Your Mama Don't Dance" (Poison) Advanced
6 Stan Walker "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) Advanced
  • Stan Walker and Kate Cook advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 contestants were eliminated.
  • Hayley Warner and Toby Moulton returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (25 August 2009)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Ashleigh Toole "Hurt" (Christina Aguilera) Advanced
2 Adam Eckersley "All Fired Up" (Pat Benatar) Eliminated
3 Marijana Topalovic "It Must Have Been Love" (Roxette) Eliminated
4 Lauren Street "You Oughta Know" (Alanis Morissette) Eliminated
5 Casey Barnes "Her Diamonds" (Rob Thomas) Eliminated
6 Nathan Brake "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) Advanced
  • Ashleigh Toole and Nathan Brake advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 contestants were eliminated.
  • Lauren Street and Casey Barnes returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (26 August 2009)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Daniel Raso "You to Me Are Everything" (The Real Thing) Eliminated
2 Aliqua Mao "I Will Always Love You" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
3 Nicole Banks "Viva la Vida" (Coldplay) Elimianted
4 Jason Bartlett "Tears in Heaven" (Eric Clapton) Eliminated
5 Scott Newnham "Run It!" (Chris Brown) Advanced
6 Sabrina Batshon "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" (The Pussycat Dolls) Advanced
  • Sabrina Batshon and Scott Newnham advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 contestants were eliminated.
  • Aliqua Mao returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 4 (27 August 2009)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kim Cooper "Waking Up in Vegas" (Katy Perry) Advanced
2 Ed Zaidan "Foreign Land" (Eskimo Joe) Eliminated
3 Lucie Johnson "Sweet Dreams" (Beyoncé) Eliminated
4 Tim Johnston "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
5 Tenielle Muslin "Love Story" (Taylor Swift) Eliminated
6 James Johnston "Crazy" (Gnarls Barkley) Advanced
  • James Johnston and Kim Cooper advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 4 contestants were eliminated.
  • All the eliminated contestants from this round made it into the Wildcard Round, making it the only group to be represented at that stage.

Wildcard round (30 August 2009)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Lucie Johnson "Boogie Wonderland" (Earth, Wind & Fire) Eliminated
2 Casey Barnes "Never Say Never (Don't Let Me Go)" (The Fray) Advanced
3 Aliqua Mao "The Power of Love" (Jennifer Rush) Eliminated
4 Lauren Street "Low" (Kelly Clarkson) Eliminated
5 Tim Johnston "Yesterday" (The Beatles) Advanced
6 Ed Zaidan "White Noise" (The Living End) Eliminated
7 Tenielle Muslin "Kiss Me" (Sixpence None the Richer) Eliminated
8 Toby Moulton "With or Without You" (U2) Advanced
9 Hayley Warner "I Do Not Hook Up" (Kelly Clarkson) Advanced
  • The judges selected Toby Moulton and Hayley Warner to move on into the Top 12 of the competition, before the host revealed the Top 3 vote getters. Casey Barney and Tim Johnston received most votes, and completed the top 12.

Live Show 1 (6 September 2009)Edit

Theme: Contestant's Choice

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ashleigh Toole "Miss Independent" (Kelly Clarkson) Eliminated
2 Scott Newnham "Come Together" (The Beatles) Safe
3 Casey Barnes "(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind" (Powderfinger) Bottom two
4 Hayley Warner "Light Surrounding You" (Evermore) Safe
5 James Johnston "How to Save a Life" (The Fray) Safe
6 Sabrina Batshon "Earth Song" (Michael Jackson) Safe
7 Nathan Brake "Stop and Stare" (OneRepublic) Safe
8 Stan Walker "Umbrella" (Rihanna) Safe
9 Toby Moulton "Creep" (Radiohead) Safe
10 Kim Cooper "Best of You" (Foo Fighters) Safe
11 Tim Johnston "Halo" (Beyoncé) Bottom three
12 Kate Cook "Stuck in the Middle with You" (Stealers Wheel) Safe

Live Show 2 (13 September 2009)Edit

Theme: Rock

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Hayley Warner "Misery Business" (Paramore) Safe
2 Casey Barnes "I'm Not Over" (Carolina Liar) Eliminated
3 Kate Cook "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" (Jet) Safe
4 Nathan Brake "Second Chance" (Shinedown) Safe
5 Toby Moulton "Starlight" (Muse) Safe
6 Tim Johnston "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (The Rolling Stones) Safe
7 Sabrina Batshon "Numb" (Linkin Park) Bottom two
8 James Johnston "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (Fall Out Boy) Safe
9 Scott Newnham "American Woman" (The Guess Who) Safe
10 Kim Cooper "I Want You to Want Me" (Cheap Trick) Bottom three
11 Stan Walker "Nothing Else Matters" (Metallica) Safe

Live Show 3 (20 September 2009)Edit

Theme: Top 10 Hits

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Sabrina Batshon "When Love Takes Over" (Kelly Rowland & David Guetta) Eliminated
2 Toby Moulton "Take On Me" (A-ha) Safe
3 Kim Cooper "Just Dance" (Lady Gaga) Bottom two
4 Stan Walker "Straight Lines" (Silverchair) Safe
5 James Johnston "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" (Train) Safe
6 Scott Newnham "Kiss from a Rose" (Seal) Safe
7 Nathan Brake "Since U Been Gone" (Kelly Clarkson) Bottom three
8 Kate Cook "Landslide" (Fleetwood Mac) Safe
9 Tim Johnston "What Goes Around... Comes Around" (Justin Timberlake) Safe
10 Hayley Warner "Leave (Get Out)" (JoJo) Safe

Live Show 4 (27 September 2009)Edit

Theme: 1980s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Nathan Brake "Livin' on a Prayer" (Bon Jovi) Safe
2 Scott Newnham "Let's Groove" (Earth, Wind & Fire) Bottom two
3 Hayley Warner "Dancing in the Dark" (Bruce Springsteen) Safe
4 Toby Moulton "I Want to Know What Love Is" (Foreigner) Safe
5 Kim Cooper "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (The Supremes) Safe
6 Tim Johnston "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Eliminated
7 Kate Cook "When the Going Gets Tough" (Billy Ocean) Safe
8 Stan Walker "Purple Rain" (Prince) Safe
9 James Johnston "The Power of Love" (Huey Lewis & the News) Bottom three

Live Show 5 (4 October 2009)Edit

Theme: Songs by Pink

1 Nathan Brake "Just Like a Pill" Bottom three
2 Scott Newnham "So What" Eliminated
3 Stan Walker "Dear Mr. President" Safe
4 Kate Cook "Trouble" Safe
5 James Johnston "Who Knew" Bottom two
6 Kim Cooper "Family Portrait" Safe
7 Toby Moulton "Please Don't Leave Me" Safe
8 Hayley Warner "Funhouse" Safe

Live Show 6 (11 October 2009)Edit

Theme: Big Band

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Kate Cook "Hit the Road Jack" (Ray Charles) Bottom three
2 Stan Walker "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Beyoncé) Safe
3 Kim Cooper "The Man I Love" (Ella Fitzgerald) Eliminated
4 James Johnston "Fever" (Michael Bublé) Safe
5 Hayley Warner "Tainted Love" (Soft Cell) Bottom two
6 Nathan Brake "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Duke Ellington) Safe
7 Toby Moulton "My Way" (Frank Sinatra) Safe

Live Show 7 (18 October 2009)Edit

Theme: Movie & Theatre Hits

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Toby Moulton "Somebody to Love" (Queen) "Exit Music (For a Film)" (Radiohead) Safe
2 Stan Walker "Circle of Life" (Elton John) "We Will Rock You" (Queen) Bottom two
3 Kate Cook "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) "Make You Feel My Love" (Adele) Eliminated
4 Hayley Warner "These Days" (Powderfinger) "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (The Four Seasons) Safe
5 James Johnston "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Christine Johnson) "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen) Bottom three
6 Nathan Brake "Thriller" (Michael Jackson) "The Music of the Night" (Michael Crawford) Safe

Live Show 8 (25 October 2009)Edit

Theme: Contestant's Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 James Johnston "Mercy" (Duffy) "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) Bottom two
2 Toby Moulton "Don't Look Back in Anger" (Oasis) "Politik" (Coldplay) Withdrew
3 Nathan Brake "Makes Me Wonder" (Maroon 5) "Mad World" (Tears for Fears) Bottom three
4 Hayley Warner "Somebody Told Me" (The Killers) "Stone Cold" (Paloma Faith) Safe
5 Stan Walker "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell) Safe

Live Show 9 (1 November 2009)Edit

Theme: The 00s

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Nathan Brake "Closer" (Ne-Yo) "Red" (Daniel Merriweather) Eliminated
2 James Johnston "Daughters" (John Mayer) "This Is How a Heart Breaks" (Rob Thomas) Safe
3 Stan Walker "Let Me Love You" (Mario) "The Climb" (Miley Cyrus) Safe
4 Hayley Warner "Heavy Cross" (Gossip) "I Don't Care" (Fall Out Boy) Bottom two

Live Show 10: Semi-final (8 November 2009)Edit

Theme: Power Anthems

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 James Johnston "Hold the Line" (Toto) "More Than Words" (Extreme) "Learn to Fly" (Foo Fighters) Eliminated
2 Hayley Warner "One" (U2) "New Sensation" (INXS) "Bittersweet Symphony" (The Verve) Safe
3 Stan Walker "Eye of the Tiger" (Survivor) "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" (James Brown) "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" (Chris Tomlin) Safe

Live final (15 November 2009)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songFourth songResult
1 Stan Walker "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (Bee Gees) "Black Box" "Sweet Dreams" (Beyoncé) "Superstar" (The Carpenters) Winner
2 Hayley Warner "UFO" (Sneaky Sound System) "For Once in My Life" (Stevie Wonder) "Good Day" "Don't Stop the Music" (Rihanna) Runner-up
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