Moreton Bay locals progress on Australian Idol

Published 6:00am 21 February 2024

Moreton Bay locals progress on Australian Idol
Words by Nadia Chapman

Above: Kiani Smith and Natasha Rose.

Two Moreton Bay residents have progressed gracefully through the Australian Idol competition. 

Bribie Island local Kiani Smith has made it through to the Top 12 after a "breathtaking" live performance where she sang her own rendition of Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac. 

The singer is now the youngest contestant on the show at 17 years old.

“Making it to the Top 12 is such an amazing and unreal achievement,” Kiani says.

“It's been such a big and joyful journey and being in the Top 12 is just another step closer to hopefully claiming the Australian Idol 2024 (title).”

Kiani says her experience on Australian Idol so far has been incredibly memorable.

“Having such an incredible experience going out on the big stage, meeting the Australian Idol judges Marcia, Kyle and Amy, making lifelong friends, and having a beautiful audience; all this just has to be some of my favourite parts,” Kiani explains.

“My family are definitely my number one fans by far, and my friends love to see it all pan out on TV.

“Overall, everyone I know has been nothing but supportive through this whole journey and I couldn't thank them enough.”

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Although Kiani made it through to the Top 12, Burpengary local, Natasha Rose made it to the Top 21, but was eliminated on Monday night’s episode after a tough decision by the judges.

Natasha says making it to the Top 21 was an unbelievable experience.

“Making it to the Top 21 was so unbelievably exciting, the talent between us all is top notch, and everyone brings something different to the table,” Natasha says.

While the competition might be over for Natasha, it's not over for her music career.

“I've never seen leaving the competition as an end, but a springboard to new and exciting endeavours. Expect new music, I am always writing, and I love to share snippets of new projects to my social media,” Natasha says.

“The stage is where I feel happiest, so I look forward to being back gigging all around the Moreton Bay region and Brisbane.

“I am so lucky to have become especially close with Imogen and now we chat all the time. It's also been great to have met local talent like Kiani, hopefully we can connect after the show wraps and see what we are both doing then.”

Continue watching Australian Idol to see how Kiani progresses on Channel 7 or 7Plus, from Monday-Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Keep up to date with Natasha Rose here.

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