Kobe White | Australian Idol 2024

Kobe White - Australian Idol Season 9 contestant in 2024
Kobe White.

Kobe White is an Australian food truck attendant, singer, and songwriter from Keysborough, Victoria.

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

Kobe White is 24 years old.


Name:Kobe White
Age:24 years old
Hometown:Keysborough, Victoria
Occupation:Food truck attendant, singer, songwriter

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Kobe kicked off his career at the age of four, becoming one of the youngest Elvis impersonators in Australia.

Kobe’s upbringing was surrounded by a musical family, and his early breakthrough was inspired by his mother after a young Kobe would be found in his living room on numerous occasions belting out classic Elvis Presley songs.

As he grew older, Kobe started to venture into wanting to become his own artist and started learning multiple instruments, music theory and dove deep into songwriting.

This food truck attendant enjoys serenading customers between burger flips.


During the auditions, Kobe White performed “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars.

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

At the end of the audition day, the judges rewarded Kobe White 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”, Kobe White was in a group with Imogen Spendlove, TJ Zimba, Jess Chalmers, and Jonathan Wells.

He sang “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd 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”, Kobe was in a group with Amy Reeves and Dylan Wright.

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”, Kobe performed “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain and advanced to the Top 21.

Top 21

Kobe White performed “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars 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“Just the Way You Are”Bruno MarsGolden Ticket
Top 30 Part 1“Blinding Lights”The WeekndChorus Line ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 2“Torn”Natalie ImbrugliaGroup ChallengeAdvanced
Top 30 Part 3“You’re Still the One”Shania TwainSolo ChallengeAdvanced
Top 21“When I Was Your Man”Bruno MarsTransformation 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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