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Recap | Australian Idol > Amy Shark awards Touchdown

Four contestants make their way to the Top 12

The legendary Touchdown came back swinging in tonight’s Top 24 performance show of Australian Idol on Channel 7 and 7plus. Each of our star-studded judges – Harry Connick Jr, Amy Shark, Kyle Sandilands and Meghan Trainor – were granted one Touchdown to fast pass a contestant into the Top 12 live shows.

Performing first was Amali Dimond from NSW, who took on Unstoppable by Sia to prove that age is just a number. Kyle said: “We’ve got a contest! If this is any indication of what’s ahead, I’m shocked!”

Queensland’s Royston Sagigi-Baira wowed with his buttery-smooth vocals as he performed Versace On The Floor by Bruno Mars.

Returning to the stage after passing out at the Top 24 verdicts, Noah Cookson performed Blinding Lights by The Weekend, wowing Amy and Harry, but leaving Kyle unimpressed.

After being mesmerised by Victorian Anya Hynninen’s blues spin on Tina Turner’s The Best, Amy awarded “the Australian Adele” her Touchdown. An emotional Anya was shocked to be instantly put through to the Top 12 and dedicated the performance to her unwell mother.

Brisbane guitar teacher Ben Sheehy donned a leather jacket to embody his rock and roll persona as he performed Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song. Harry’s regional road trip find, Piper Butcher, stripped back Madonna’s Like A Prayer, but failed to take it up a notch for the live audience.  

Adelaide electrician James Vawser wowed the live audience with Thirsty Merc’s 20 Good Reasons, with the crowd begging the judges to give him a Touchdown.

Bec Voysey from Western Australia performed Coldplay’s anthem A Sky Full of Stars, however the judges believed it wasn’t her best performance.

With only three remaining spots in the Top 12 after Anya’s Touchdown, the judges deliberated before selecting Amali, Royston and Ben to proceed to the next stage of the competition.

Tomorrow night on Australian Idol: Eight more contestants perform in front of the biggest Idol audience to try and secure their place in the Top 12.

Australian IdolContinues 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday on Channel 7 and 7plus

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