Gab Hester | Australian Idol 2024

Gab Hester - Australian Idol Season 9 contestant in 2024
Gab Hester.

Gab Hester is an Australian student, up-and-coming singer, and songwriter from Rye on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Victoria.

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

Gab Hester is 18 years old.


Name:Gab Hester
Age:18 years old
Hometown:Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Occupation:Student, up-and-coming singer, songwriter

Getting inspiration from musicians like Zach Bryan and Ziggy Alberts, Gab Hester plays a large variety of different genres, from acoustic, indie pop, and classic rock.

Gab also plays the lead guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, and piano.

Hester is ready to overcome challenges to build a full-time music career.


During the auditions, Gab Hester performed “Down Under” by Men at Work.

He received three ‘Yeses’ from judges Amy Shark, Marcia Hines, and Kyle Sandilands.

At the end of the audition day, the judges 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”, Gab Hester was in a group with Ripley Alexander, Eli Parr, Jackson Smith, and Chenai Boucher.

He sang “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons and the judges told him that he did enough to advance to the second challenge of the Top 30 Week.

Part 2

For the “Group Challenge”, Gab Hester was in a group with TJ Zimba and Chenai Boucher.

He sang “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry 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“Down Under”Men at WorkGolden Ticket
Top 30 Part 1“Radioactive”Imagine DragonsChorus Line ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 2“Teenage Dream”Katy PerryGroup ChallengeOn Notice – Eliminated

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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