Isaiah Firebrace has been named the winner of The X Factor 2016. Making his series win all the more special, the NSW teen also celebrated his 17th birthday.
“I cannot describe how I’m feeling right now, thank you all so much. My heart is beating so fast. This has been my dream and I can’t believe it came true on my birthday. My heart is filled with so much gratitude.”
The teenager cried as he sang Its Gotta Be You, the song he releases now as part of his prize along with a label deal with Sony Music Australia.
“The experience I’ve had watching you from the beginning of this competition to where you are now, you are so grounded and you’re so poised for this as a career,” said judge and mentor Adam Lambert at seeing his charge crowned winner.
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“I just feel like the universe is aligned for you right now, you are in the right place. This kid has got the voice.”
Mel B described Firebrace as “brilliant”.
“You are such a humble and likeable person and you seem so shy and then you start to sing and then you are confident and you are in your own lane,” she said.