12 Soulful Performances of Cyrus Villanueva In ‘X Factor’ Australia 2015

By Martin Suan | 2 years ago
12 Soulful Performances of Cyrus Villanueva In ‘X Factor’ Australia 2015
“The X Factor” Australia 2015 has declared Cyrus Villanueva as the winner of the singing competition on Tuesday night.

“The X Factor” Australia 2015 has declared Cyrus Villanueva as the winner of the singing competition on Tuesday night.

Villanueva is the second Filipino-Australian to have won the show, serenading the judges and the audience with his soulful voice.

On Tuesday, Villanueva took to Twitter to thank his fans for the support “through the ups and downs.”

Now for those who have missed the entire series, here are 12 of Cyrus Villanueva’s soulful performances:

1. Audition

Villanueva’s winning song for the show’s audition was “Earned It.” While he was singing, judges could not help but be amazed at his rendition.

After Villanueva’s performance, two of the judges gave him a standing ovation and accepted him.


2. Bootcamp and five seat challenge

Before Cyrus Villanueva took on Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” for the five seat challenge in “The X Factor” Australia 2015, judge Chris Isaak told him, “I don’t know if you’ve noticed as you walked out, we don’t have anymore chairs. Good luck.”

During Villanueva’s number, his fellow contestants and some of the judges could not help but be attached to the emotion he was releasing. Others were teary-eyed.


3. Super home visits

At this episode, “The X Factor” UK 2015 judges Simon Cowell and Rita Ora were there to help Isaak evaluate Villanueva’s performance.

Villanueva took on Bob Marley’s “Is This Love?” who seemed to be serenading Ora. After his performance, Cowell, Ora, and Isaak were impressed.

4. Live Show 1: Launch Party

Villanueva took on Justine Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and got pressured after being told that Beiber is going to watch his performance.

Good thing Villanueva’s performance satisfied all four judges.


5. Live Show 2: Decades Challenge

In this episode of “The X Factor” Australia 2015, Villanueva took on his mentor’s very own song “Wicked Game.” During their practice, he offered Chris Isaak to sing it on a higher note, to which Isaak agreed.

Isaak was proud of Cyrus Villanueva’s performance.

“I’m so proud. Forget the song. I’m just so proud of you that you have such a great work ethic,” Isaak said.


6. Live Show 3: Top 10 Hits

The third Live Show saw Villanueva taking on James Bay’s “Hold Back The River.” He was one a stage filled with water to create those splash effects.


7. Live Show 4: Rock

Villanueva gave a laidback performance of Lenny Kravitz’ “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over.” However, three of the judges were not satisfied at his rendition.


8. Live Show 5: Trailblazers

The fifth Live Show was a comeback for Cyrus Villanueva. He took on Adele’s “Rumour Has It” and nailed it.


9. Live Show 6: Judge’s Challenge

Villanueva continued to shine in the show performing his own version of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”


10. Live Show 7: Show’s Top 5

In the seventh Live Show, Villanueva performed Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and managed to advance for the Semi-Final.



11. Live Show 8: Killer Tracks and Curveballs (Semi-Final)

The competition got tougher as the Grand Final nears. To make it through the Semi-Final, Cyrus Villanueva performed like there was no tomorrow, taking on Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t” and Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.”



12. Live Show 9: Grand Final

There were only three acts left in this episode since it was the Grand Final. Each of the acts was to perform three songs.

Jess & Matt took on Vance Joy’s “Georgia,” “Nothing Matters” (winner’s song), and Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down.”

Louise Adams, meanwhile, had “Feeling Good” of the musical “The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd,” “History” (winner’s song), and Adele’s “Someone Like You.”

Lastly, Villanueva took on “Earned It,” “Stone” (winner’s song), and Labrinth’s “Jealous.”


On November 24, Cyrus Villanueva was declared the winner of “The X Factor” Australia 2015 singing competition. He received a recording contract with Sony Music Australia as well as Jess & Matt and Louise Adams.


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