Jackson Smith | Australian Idol 2024

Jackson Smith - Australian Idol Season 9 contestant in 2024
Jackson Smith.

Jackson Smith is an Australian singer, songwriter, and labourer from Melbourne, Victoria.

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

Jackson Smith is 25 years old.


Name:Jackson Smith
Age:25 years old
Hometown:Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation:Singer, songwriter, labourer

​In mid-2018 Jackson began writing and releasing original music online – leveraging his following on his social media platforms, and building a fan base of people who adore his original pieces and acoustic covers.


During the auditions, Jackson Smith performed “Eyes Closed” by Ed Sheeran.

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

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”, Jackson Smith was in a group with Ripley Alexander, Eli Parr, Gab Hester, 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”, Jackson was in a group with Drea Onamade and Jess Chalmers.

He sang “Circles” by Post Malone and advanced to the third and final challenge of the Top 30 Week.

Part 3

For the “Solo Challenge”, Jackson performed “You Broke Me First” by Tate McRae and was put On Notice by the judges but later advanced to the Top 21.

Top 21

Jackson Smith performed “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias but was eliminated from the competition and missed out on advancing to the Top 12 finalists.

Performances in Australian Idol

RoundSong ChoiceOriginal ArtistTheme (if any)Result
Auditions“Eyes Closed”Ed SheeranGolden Ticket
Top 30 Part 1“Radioactive”Imagine DragonsChorus Line ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 2“Circles”Post MaloneGroup ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 3“You Broke Me First”Tate McRaeSolo ChallengeOn Notice – Advanced
Top 21“Hero”Enrique IglesiasTransformation WeekEliminated

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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