Dylan Wright on Australian Idol
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Dylan Wright has been crowned the winner of Australian Idol 2024

What a nail biting finale!

Dylan Wright has officially been crowned the winner of Australian Idol 2024.

He beat out Amy Reeves and Denvah Baker-Moller to take out the competition and has won a recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment Australia and $100,000 in prize money. 

“I’m about to cry! So, thanks!” An emotional Dylan gushed. “Thank you! I’m so honoured and humbled by this whole experience.”

He also thanked his wife Georgia and children Piper and Rivi. “If I didn’t have them to ground me, I would be lost,” he said.

Kyle Sandilands shared his excitement for Dylan. “The whole country is in love with you, you are fantastic. You are truly remarkable and a decent human being. You deserve it,” he said.

After the result was announced, Dylan took to the stage to perform his winner’s single Paper Heart.

/before the winner was revealed, Dylan’s final performance on the show was a beautiful rendition of Tiny Dancer by Elton John. Amy powerfully performed Bang Bang by Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, and was the runner-up. Denvah beautifully delivered Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide and came in third place.

Amy Reeves and Dylan Wright with Ricki Lee and Scott Tweedie. Seven.

When Dylan auditioned for Australian Idol 2024 he said that he’s been a long-time fan of the singing reality TV show.

“I auditioned for Australian Idol because I grew up loving the show… It never felt like the right time, but all of a sudden, the stars have aligned. I hope to be one of the most successful Australian Idol contestants and to make my family proud. My dream is to write and perform music full time.”

Marica Hines was absent from Sunday night’s show, after being rushed to hospital for a medical emergency. However, she was back for the Grand Final!

“I feel fine,” she told the audience at the start of the episode. “I want to thank everybody who reached out towards me, you know. I do appreciate it. And you guys need to know – I couldn’t have missed this for the world. I couldn’t have.”

Delta Goodrem performed her latest single Heart on the Run during the episode, which was met with excitement from the viewers, with most standing up in their seats and clapping along to the song.

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