Cynthia Negash | Australian Idol 2024

Cynthia Negash -  Australian Idol Season 9 contestant in 2024
Cynthia Negash.

Cynthia Negash is an Australian retail worker and soul vocalist from Kurunjang, Victoria.

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

Cynthia is 19 years old.

She has a soul-pop sound with a newfound courage to chase her musical dreams.


Name:Cynthia Negash
Age:19 years old
Hometown:Kurunjang, Victoria
Occupation:Retail worker, soul vocalist


During the auditions, Cynthia Negash performed her own rendition of “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James.

She received 3 ‘Yeses’ from judges Amy Shark, Kyle Sandilands, and Marcia Hines.

At the end of the audition day, Cynthia had a Sing-Off with Saskia Doran to determine who would receive the Golden Ticket from the judges.

During the Sing-Off, Cynthia Negash performed “Diamonds” by Rihanna.

The judges were fully impressed with Cynthia’s Sing-Off performance and thus rewarded her with 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”, Cynthia Negash was in a group with Ivana Ilic, Natasha Rose, Drea Onamade, and Olivia Britton.

She sang “Addicted to You” by Avicii 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’s Got a Hold on Me”Etta James3 ‘Yeses’
Auditions Sing-Off“Diamonds”RihannaGolden Ticket
Top 30 Part 1“Addicted to You”AviciiChorus Line ChallengeEliminated

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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