Billy Menhennet | Australian Idol 2024

Billy Menhennet - Australian Idol Season 9 contestant in 2024
Billy Menhennet.

Billy Menhennet is an Australian farmer and agricultural student from Smythes Creek, Victoria.

He was a contestant in Season 9 of Australian Idol in 2024.

Billy Menhennet is 20 years old and has singing in his soul.


Name:Billy Menhennet
Age:20 years old
Hometown:Smythes Creek, Victoria


Billy Menhennet is a wildcard contestant discovered by judge Marcia Hines.

Marcia Hines travelled to Ballarat, Victoria to meet Billy Menhennet for a surprise audition, she also invited two other singers, Jade McKenzie, and Wil Oldaker.

Marcia then hosted her own mini auditions where each of the above three mentioned singers performed.

For his audition, Billy performed “Something in the Orange” by Zach Bryan.

His performance impressed Marcia who gave him a ‘YES’ and decided to take him and Wil Oldaker to Sydney to meet the other judges Amy Shark and Kyle Sandilands.

In Sydney, the three judges gave Billy Menhennet a Golden Ticket to the Top 30.

Top 30

During the Top 30 week, there were three performance challenges namely; “Chorus Line Challenge”, “Group Challenge”, and “Solo Challenge”.

Part 1

For the “Chorus Line Challenge”, Billy Menhennet was in a group with Denvah Baker-Moller, Trent Richardson, Tyler Hammill, and Jesse Lazaroo.

He sang “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran and was put On Notice by the judges and eventually eliminated from the competition.

Performances in Australian Idol

RoundSong ChoiceOriginal ArtistTheme (if any)Result
Auditions“Something in the Orange”Zach BryanGolden Ticket
Top 30 Part 1“Castle on the Hill”Ed SheeranChorus Line ChallengeOn Notice – Eliminated


  • Billy Menhennet is a wildcard contestant discovered by judge Marcia Hines in Ballarat, Victoria.
  • He was the first contestant to be eliminated during the Top 30 Week.

Top 30 Contestants

Dylan Wright . Ivana Ilic . Ripley Welsh . Billy Menhennet . Amy Reeves . Natasha Rose . Tyler Hammill . Cynthia Negash . Trent Richardson . Drea Onamade . Jake Carlson . Saoirse Harding . Jonathan Wells . Isaac McCallum . Jet Cameron . Bethany Byrne . Kym Miaco . Jesse Lazaroo . Denvah Baker-Moller . Gab Hester . Jackson Smith . Jess Chalmers . Prayer Corby . Kiani Smith . Kobe White . Olivia Britton . Eli Parr . TJ Zimba . Imogen Spendlove . Chenai Boucher


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