Isaac McCallum | Australian Idol 2024

Isaac McCallum - Australian Idol Season 9 contestant in 2024
Isaac McCallum.

Isaac McCallum is an Australian supermarket worker, singer, and songwriter from Burrill Lake, New South Wales.

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

Isaac McCallum is 23 years old and is ready to show Australia his talent.


Name:Isaac McCallum
Age:23 years old
Hometown:Burrill Lake, New South Wales
Occupation:Supermarket worker, singer, songwriter


During the auditions, Isaac McCallum performed “Bruises” by Lewis Capaldi, a performance that left its mark on the judges.

Marcia Hines said:

“I think you’re one of the best vocalists I’ve heard for a long time.”

Kyle Sandilands added:

“That was totally not what I expected. You’re a rough diamond.”

Isaac McCallum revealed:

“My childhood was a little rough, living in housing and that sort of thing. I was homeless for six months. It was pretty crazy.”

“What kept me going at my lowest was my singing and my family, they’ve always been there for me. I am 100% ready to stop pushing trollies and I’m ready for that big stage.”

Isaac receives three ‘Yeses’ from judges Amy Shark, Kyle Sandilands, and Marcia Hines.

At the end of the audition day, the judges rewarded “Bruises” Isaac McCallum 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”, Isaac McCallum was in a group with Kym Miaco, Saoirse Harding, Prayer Corby, and Jet Cameron.

He sang “Grenade” by Bruno Mars 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”, Isaac was in a group with Bethany Byrne and Denvah Baker-Moller.

He sang “Perfect” by Pink and was put On Notice by the judges but later advanced to the third and final challenge of the Top 30 Week.

Part 3

For the “Solo Challenge”, Isaac performed “7 Years” by Lukas Graham and was put On Notice by the judges but later advanced to the Top 21.

Top 21

Isaac McCallum performed “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur and was given a FastPass by judge Amy Shark to advance to the Top 12 finalists.

Top 12

Isaac performed “Wake Me Up” by Avicii.

He got enough votes from the Australian public and advanced to the Top 10.

Top 10

Isaac performed “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran.

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

Top 8

Isaac performed “Wonder” by Shawn Mendes.

He got enough votes from the viewers and progressed to the Top 6.

Top 6

Isaac performed “Little Bit of Love” by Tom Grennan and dedicated it to his late grandmother, Susan.

Performances in Australian Idol

RoundSong ChoiceOriginal ArtistTheme (if any)Result
Auditions“Bruises”Lewis CapaldiGolden Ticket
Top 30 Part 1“Grenade”Bruno MarsChorus Line ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 2“Perfect”PinkGroup ChallengeOn Notice – Advanced
Top 30 Part 3“7 Years”Lukas GrahamSolo ChallengeOn Notice – Advanced
Top 21“Say You Won’t Let Go”James ArthurTransformation WeekAdvanced (FastPass given by Amy Shark)
Top 12“Wake Me Up”AviciiParty AnthemsAdvanced
Top 10“I See Fire”Ed SheeranJudges Song ContestAdvanced
Top 8“Wonder”Shawn MendesPublic’s ChoiceAdvanced
Top 6“Little Bit of Love”Tom GrennanHeroes and TributesEliminated


  • Isaac McCallum received a FastPass from judge Amy Shark for his Top 21 performance in episode 13 on Monday 19 February 2024, advancing to the Top 12 finalists.

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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2 Responses

  1. kaylee says:


  2. Keith Date says:

    I am from Ulladulla, and just loved hearing Isaac singing, He,s voice is so smooth. I wish all the very best.

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