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The X Factor Australia (Season 8)
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Series 8
Broadcast from 3 October 2016 – 21 November 2016
Judges Guy Sebastian
Iggy Azalea
Adam Lambert
Mel B
Presenters Jason Dundas
Network Seven Network
Number of finalists 12
Chronology
Previous Season 7
Next None

Season 8 of The X Factor premiered on 3 October 2016 and aired its finale on 21 November 2016 on Seven Network.  

It was won by 17 year old Isaiah Firebrace who was mentored by Adam Lambert in the Under 22s category.  The win also coincided with Isaiah's birthday.

On January 30, 2017, it was confirmed that the show would not be returning for a ninth year, thus making this the final season.


ProductionEdit

In February 2016, reports claimed that Seven Network was mulling over whether or not to delay the series' planned eighth season until 2017. It was later confirmed that the show would return in 2016.

Dannii Minogue reported that she would not be returning to the programme after three series on the judging panel. On 12 June 2016, rapper Iggy Azalea was announced as her replacement. On 20 June, Guy Sebastian revealed that he would be returning to the show for his fifth season as a judge. The following day, Adam Lambert was confirmed to be the third judge for the eighth season. On 11 October 2016, shortly before the three-seat challenge, former judge Mel B was announced as the "underdog judge", after months of rumours, whereby three acts who failed to secure a seat in this challenge can be recruited by her for inclusion in the "underdogs" category.

On 24 November 2015, Luke Jacobz announced on his Twitter account that he would not be returning as the host for the eighth season in 2016. On 25 June 2016, Jason Dundas was announced as Jacobz's replacement.

Twists/ChangesEdit

FinalistsEdit

Contestant Category Finish Elimination
Timmyknowlesmini Timmy Knowles
30, Melbourne
Over 22s 12th
week one
Fewest votes
Maddimilewskimini Maddi Milewski
16, Gold Coast
Underdogs 11th
week one
Fewest public votes
Natalieongmini Natalie Ong
15, Melbourne
Under 22s 10th
week one
Fewest public votes
Timeandplacemini Time and Place
17-19, various places
Groups 9th
week one
Fewest public votes
AYAmini AYA
16-18, Sydney
Groups 8th
week two
Deadlock
Brentwoodmini Brentwood
17, Durham
Groups 7th
week three
Deadlock
Chynnataylormini Chynna Taylor
26, South Coast
Over 22s 6th
week three
Deadlock
BEATZmini BEATZ
19-22, Sydney
Underdogs 5th
week four
Majority vote
Amaliamini Amalia Foy
15, Melbourne
Under 22s 4th
week five
Fewest public votes
Vladomini Vlado
17, Sydney
Underdogs 3rd
week five
Fewest public votes
Daveywodermini Davey Woder
34, Logan
Over 22s Runner up
week five
Fewest public votes
Isaiahfirebracemini Isaiah Firebrace
16, Moama
Under 22s Winner
week five
Most public votes

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