Altiyan Childs
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 10 June 1975
Age 43
Hometown Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Singer, songwriter


Category Over 25s
Mentor Ronan Keating
Placement Winner (1/12)
Altiyan Childs (born Altijan Juric on 10 June 1975), an Australian rock singer. He auditioned for Season 2 of The X Factor Australia and made it all the way to the final as part of the Over 25s category mentored by Ronan Keating.

Due to the eliminations of James McNally and Amanda Grafanakis, Childs was the only act left in his category. He was crowned the winner defeating Sally Chatfield from the Girls category mentored by Natalie Imbruglia.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Sex on Fire" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice Advanced
Week 1 Judges' choice "Hey, Soul Sister" Safe
Week 2 Musical heroes "Kiss" Safe
Week 3 Songs that defined a decade "The Lady in Red" Safe
Week 4 Party anthems "Livin' on a Prayer" Safe
Week 5 Rock "Beautiful Day" Safe
Week 6 Blockbuster hits "Eye of the Tiger" Safe
Week 7 Summer songs "Summer of '69" Safe
Week 8 Songs from Australian artists "Never Tear Us Apart" Safe
Week 9: Semi final Number 1 singles "The Living Years" Safe
"Blaze of Glory"
Week 10: Final Audition songs "Sex on Fire" Winner
Celebrity duets "Dont Change" (with INXS)
Mentor's favourite "Livin' on a Prayer"
Winner's single "Somewhere in the World"
Final results Favourite performance "Beautiful Day"
Australia Season 2 Finalists
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