Johnny Ruffo
Johnny Ruffo
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 8 March 1988
Age 30
Hometown Balcatta, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation Singer, actor, television personality


Category Boys
Mentor Guy Sebastian
Placement 3/12
John Patrick "Johnny" Ruffo (born 8 March 1988) is an Australian dance-pop singer. He auditioned for Season 3 of The X Factor Australia and made it all the way to the final as part of the Boys category mentored by Guy Sebastian.

He finished in 3rd place behind runner-up Andrew Wishart and winner Reece Mastin.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Do You Remember" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Free choice "With You" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Free choice "The Edge of Glory" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Burn" Advanced
Week 1 Judges' choice "Moves Like Jagger" Safe
Week 2 Party anthems "Down" Safe
Week 3 Rock "Here Without You" Safe
Week 4 The 90s "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" Bottom two
Save Me songs "Just the Way You Are" Saved
Week 5 Number 1 singles "What Goes Around... Comes Around" Safe
Week 6 Australian hits "Lost Without You" Bottom two
Save Me songs "Billie Jean" Saved
Week 7 Dance "Without You" Safe
Week 8 Legends "Sir Duke" Safe
Week 9: Semi final Pleasure and pain "So Sick" Safe
"Tonight Tonight"
Week 10: Final Audition songs "Do You Remember" Eliminated (3rd)
Song of the series "Sir Duke"
Winner's single "You Don't Wanna Know"
Superstar duets "Shoop" / "Push It" (with Salt-N-Pepa)
Australia Season 3 Finalists
Andrew WishartAudio VixenChristina ParieCleo HowmanDeclan SykesJacqui NewlandJohnny RuffoMitchell CallawayReece MastinThree WishezTyla BertolliYoung Men Society