Pinoy-Aussie, Cyrus Villanueva, has advanced to Top 8 Finalists, while Jimmy Davis and Georgia Denton were voted off on the X Factor Australia reality singing competition. It was the Double Elimination Week.
Cyrus has been nailing his performances since the audition rounds on X Factor Australia and has his cover song “Wicked Games” #1 on iTunes.
His voice has a certain unique quality that sets him aside from the other contenders. He also knows how to connect with the audience through his heartfelt performances.
Cyrus Villanueva’s performance of “Hold Back the River” had a tremendous impact on the judges and the audience that cemented his genuine bid for the X Factor Championship.
The Top 8 contestants who will advance to the next round are:
Under 25 Boys (Chris Issak)
1. Big T
2. Cyrus Villanueva
Over 25s (James Blunt)
1. Louise Adams
2. Natalie Conway
Under 25 Girls (Dannii Minogue) (on-going announcement)
1. Michaela Baranov
2. Mahalia Simpson
Groups (Guy Sebastian)
1. In Stereo
2. Jess & Matt
Hopefully, Cyrus Villanueva’s public votes will carry him onto the Grand Finale of X Factor Australia, with him bringing home the crown.
Watch Cyrus Villanueva’s performance of “Hold Back the River”, video courtesy of X Factor Australia.