Jesse Lazaroo | Australian Idol 2024

Jesse Lazaroo - Australian Idol Season 9 contestant in 2024
Jesse Lazaroo.

Jesse Lazaroo is an Australian singer and songwriter from Perth, Western Australia.

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

Jesse Lazaroo is 18 years old.

He started music by learning to play the drums, of which he did a few solo performances and worked with others in a band.

After mastering the drums, he then learned to play the guitar. It was playing the guitar that he started to take an interest in singing.

To date, Jesse continues to play the drums and guitar but focuses more on my singing and piano playing.

This busker has his sights set on the Australian Idol title.


Name:Jesse Lazaroo
Age:18 years old
Hometown:Perth, Western Australia
Occupation:Singer, songwriter


Jesse Lazaroo auditioned as a wildcard contestant discovered by Amy Shark.

While travelling to Fremantle, Western Australia, Amy discovered two buskers, Jesse Lazaroo and Krystal Biddulph in Perth.

For his audition, Jesse performed “Talking to the Moon” by Bruno Mars. He received a ‘YES’ from judge Amy Shark.

At the end of the audition day, the judges rewarded Jesse Lazaroo 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”, Jesse Lazaroo was in a group with Denvah Baker-Moller, Trent Richardson, Billy Menhennet, and Tyler Hammill.

He sang “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran 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”, Jesse was in a group with Natasha Rose and Jake Carlson.

He sang “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic and advanced to the third and final challenge of the Top 30 Week.

Part 3

For the “Solo Challenge”, Jesse performed “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera.

He was put On Notice by the judges and eventually eliminated from the competition, thereby not advancing to the Top 21.

Performances in Australian Idol

RoundSong ChoiceOriginal ArtistTheme (if any)Result
Auditions“Talking to the Moon”Bruno MarsGolden Ticket
Top 30 Part 1“Castle on the Hill”Ed SheeranChorus Line ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 2“Counting Stars”OneRepublicGroup ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 3“Say Something”A Great Big World and Christina AguileraSolo ChallengeOn Notice – Eliminated


  • Jesse Lazaroo is a wildcard contestant discovered by judge Amy Shark in Perth, Western Australia.
  • He is the Wildcard contestant who progressed the furthest on Australian Idol Season 9.

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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