Tonight on Australian Idol: The second day of auditions attracted thousands of hopefuls from around the country, but only five artists managed to convince tough judges Kyle Sandilands, Marcia Hines and Amy Shark that they have what it takes to make the Top 30.
Broome’s Amy Reeves scored a Golden Ticket and fulfilled a childhood dream singing for Marcia, whom she met as a young child while attending a Hair reunion with her late father, who was a crew member on the musical.
Singing Aretha Franklin’s (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, the 24-year-old said she was “addicted” to singing as it made her feel closer to her father.
“He championed me,” said Amy. “Sadly, he passed away when I was 15. I know he’s always with me. I can feel his presence when I am singing.”
Amy Shark described Amy’s audition as “incredible”, while Kyle tipped the Western Australian’s future success in the competition.
“That is the best audition I’ve seen of that song. I will be shocked to the core if you are not in the Top 5.”
Joining Amy in the Top 30 will be 22-year-old Queensland camel farmer Trent Richardson, who impressed the judges with Bless The Broken Road by Racal Flatts; former Sunshine Coast lifesaver Tyler Hammill, 21, who wowed with his performance of Lonely Boy by The Black Keys; 19-year-old Queensland budding pop artist Natasha Rose who nailed Selena Gomez’s Hands To Myself; and 19-year-old Victorian Cynthia Negash, who performed the Etta James classic Something’s Got A Hold On Me.