Dylan Wright | Australian Idol 2024

Dylan Wright - Australian Idol Season 9 contestant in 2024
Dylan Wright

Dylan Wright is an Australian painter, decorator, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Bangalow, New South Wales.

He is the winner of Australian Idol Season 9 in 2024

Dylan is 30 years old.

Dylan is married to Georgia Gabrielle and together they have two children.

He likes cookies and sports – generally, he has too many hobbies.


Name:Dylan Wright
Age:30 years old
Hometown:Bangalow, New South Wales
Occupation:Painter, decorator, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist


Dylan Wright performed an acoustic rendition of “Better Be Home Soon” by Crowded House during the auditions.

His performance left judges Marcia Hines, Kyle Sandilands, and Amy Shark in tears as they had just witnessed a star on the rise.

Dedicating the audition to his late mother, an amateur opera singer who encouraged Dylan’s talent and took him to see Crowded House live, Dylan stated: “one day I’ll be coming back home to her.”

Judge Marcia Hines commented on Dylan’s audition:

“One of the most heartfelt performances I’ve seen because you are singing it to someone you love. That’s how I felt about my mum.”

Judge Kyle Sandilands admitted:

“I don’t usually cry in the presence of other men. What a sweetheart you are.”

Judge Amy Shark declared:

“I think you’re a superstar.”

Dylan Wright received three ‘Yeses’ from the judges and at the end of the audition day, they rewarded him 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”, Dylan was in a group with Jake Carlson, Kiani Smith, Amy Reeves, and Bethany Byrne.

He sang “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga and the judges informed him that he did enough to advance to the second challenge of the Top 30 Week.

Part 2

For the “Group Challenge”, Dylan was in a group with Kobe White and Amy Reeves.

He sang “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia and advanced to the third and final challenge of the Top 30 Week.

Part 3

For the “Solo Challenge”, Dylan performed “Sorrento Moon (I Remember)” by Tina Arena and advanced to the Top 21.

Top 21

Dylan performed “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn and advanced to the Top 12 finalists.

Top 12

Dylan performed “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers.

His performance impressed the judges who used the “Judges Save” to save him, thereby advancing to the Top 10.

Top 10

Dylan performed “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

He received enough votes from the viewers and advanced to the Top 8.

Top 8

Dylan performed “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men.

When the voting results were revealed on Monday 11 March 2024, Dylan was in the Bottom 4 but advanced to the Top 6.

Top 6

Dylan performed “How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees and dedicated it to his wife, Georgia.

Top 3

Performances in Australian Idol

RoundSong ChoiceOriginal ArtistTheme (if any)Result
Auditions“Better Be Home Soon”Crowded HouseGolden Ticket
Top 30 Part 1“Always Remember Us This Way”Lady GagaChorus Line ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 2“Torn”Natalie ImbrugliaGroup ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 3“Sorrento Moon (I Remember)”Tina ArenaSolo ChallengeAdvanced
Top 21“Walking in Memphis”Marc CohnTransformation WeekAdvanced
Top 12“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”The ProclaimersParty AnthemsAdvanced (Saved by Judges)
Top 10“Have You Ever Seen the Rain”Creedence Clearwater RevivalJudges Song ContestAdvanced
Top 8“End of the Road”Boyz II MenPublic’s ChoiceAdvanced (Bottom 4)
Top 6“How Deep Is Your Love”Bee GeesHeroes and TributesAdvanced
Top 3


  • Dylan Wright received the Judges Save for his Top 12 live performance in episode 15 on Sunday 25 February 2024, advancing to the Top 10.
  • He was announced the winner of Australian Idol Season 9 on Monday 25 March 2024

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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  1. Samantha Lace says:

    Go Dylan

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