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Fil-Aussie Cyrus Villanueva wins 'X Factor Australia'
« on: November 24, 2015, 08:46:59 PM »
Congrats Cyrus , another filipino artist  conquered the music scene again abroad ...... just like 4th impact !
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 08:52:17 PM »

Cyrus Villanueva wins 'X Factor Australia'




MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-Australian singer Cyrus Villanueva won the top prize at the grand finale of X Factor Australia Tuesday night, November 24.


Cyrus competed with duo Jess and Matt and Louise Adams for the title.

Jess and Matt were eliminated earlier on in the finale, leaving the final moments a showdown between Cyrus and Louise Adams.

On Monday, Cyrus impressed the judges with his performances of The Weeknd's "Earned It," and "Stone," which will become his single. (WATCH: Fil-Aussie Cyrus Villanueva's 'X Factor Australia' grand final performances)




Before the announcement, the Top 12 reunited onstage to perform.










In Stereo, Kylie Minogue, and Jason Derulo were also present at the finale, along with Chris Isaak, James Blunt, Dannii Minogue, and Guy Sebastian.







After a round of performances, the final 3 narrowed down to the top 2. Jess and Matt were eliminated.

Filipino-Australian teen Marlisa Punzalan won the competition last year.


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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2015, 08:56:49 PM »

The X Factor 2015: Cyrus Villanueva Wollongong's first reality TV superstar, winning the coveted crown






The winner is … CYRUS!


The last few months have seen a teenager from Dapto rise from an unknown busker at McDonalds, to a national superstar with his debut single “Stone” made available straight after Tuesday nights grand final show (video below).

Cyrus Villanueva,19,
was catapulted to front of stage after chasing his dreams and auditioning for the seventh series of The X Factor.

Week after week the former Kanahooka High School student left the judges - and fans - lost for words after adding his personal touch to songs we all knew and loved.

For his final performance on the show he sat down at the piano for a hauntingly brilliant rendition of “Wicked Game” originally by Chris Isaak.


All judges agreed it was awesome, James Blunt said he had the voice of an angel while Dannii Minogue said she knew he would go far.

Villanueva will now be thrown into a crazy media circuit to promote his victory on the reality TV show. He’s still contracted to them for three months, but will get to have some downtime before heading into the Sony Music Australia studios for recording.

Beyond that nobody knows how successful he’ll become, though mentor Chris Isaak has previously told the Illawarra Mercury he’s betting the teen will have a “good future” ahead. He also said he will always be there to help him in any way.



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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 08:58:44 PM »

Tuesday's two finalists Louise and Cyrus




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Cyrus Villanueva rose to stardom at Kanahooka High School before X Factor 2015




K FACTOR: Kanahooka high school teacher Jos Burns created the school's talent quest, which is run through their NAIDOC week celebrations. X Factor hopeful Cyrus Villanueva was a previous winner. Above, with 2015 competitors Tamarah Walton-Issa, Yemaya Roughley-Hutchison and Alana Agostini. Picture: Adam McLean


Wollongong’s Cyrus Villanueva has been on fire in the 2015 season of The X Factor, but it’s not the first time the 19 year old has been in a talent quest.

The former Kanahooka High student participated in the school’s K Factor competition, winning it twice before stepping back from the limelight to encourage others and become a judge.

Co-ordinator of the alternative education unit Jos Burns created the talent quest five years ago as a positive project for Indigenous students, that could still involve the entire school during NAIDOC week celebrations.

“They own it, they run it, they have pride and respect it,” said Ms Burns.

The growth for the Indigenous students working to put on the event was phenomenal she said, especially as education had not always been a positive experience for them.

While Kanahooka is not a performing arts school she said the competition still uncovered some exceptional performers over the years with soloists, bands, pianists, and even comedians.

“We’ve had students come out of the woodwork who you wouldn’t even know could sing a tune, and all of a sudden get up onstage and launch into something pretty amazing,” she said. “Cyrus was obviously one of the first that did that.”

Celebrating a young person’s talent helps build their confidence and credibility she said, becoming mini-celebrities within their school and the Dapto community.

“Cyrus’s first standing ovation was on K Factor in front of a crowd with 100 people,” she laughed.

After winning the quest twice, the humble singer stood down from competing to let others have a turn at being the star, and give help to those performing.

Ms Burns remembers he was an all rounder which other students either loved or hated, because he could play sports, he was good at public speaking, and “could quite comfortably do anything”.

As for Mr Villanueva’s passion to give back to the school community, Ms Burns said that was unique to Kanahooka High School as they’ve had many “incredible kids from tough communities”.

“We’ve had children from the support unit up onstage that have ceberal palsy or down syndrome doing performances and everybody gets behind them - and Cyrus is just a product from that environment,” she said.

Moving forward, Ms Burns believes there’s a number of other emerging singers from Kanahooka High School which could easily flourish in the entertainment world.

“I guess it’s a watch this space.”