Australian Idol singers have been ranked by their global popularity in a recent data compilation by streaming giant Spotify. The list, which covers data from 2008 to present, reveals some unexpected results among the show's stars. Topping the rankings is Matt Corby, the runner-up from the 2007 season of Australian Idol, with a staggering 576 million streams worldwide. Corby's hits "Brother" and "Resolution" contributed to his impressive streaming numbers.
Taking the second spot is the very first winner of Australian Idol, Guy Sebastian, who had 530 million streams globally. Sebastian has enjoyed continued chart success and released several popular songs since his victory. Pop singer Jess Mauboy claims the third position, followed by Stan Walker, the winner of the 2009 season.
Surprising additions to the top ten include Lisa Mitchell and Shannon Noll, ranking fifth and sixth respectively. Casey Barnes, Ricki-Lee Coulter, and Ngaiire secure spots seven to nine. Anthony Callea, known for his hit song "The Prayer," rounds out the top ten.
Shifting focus to Australia, Guy Sebastian reigns supreme with 275 million streams. Sebastian's song "Coach" emerges as the most streamed song in Australia among all Australian Idol stars. Corby's "Brother" and "Resolution" take the next two spots, with Sebastian's "Battle Scars" rounding out the top four.
Meanwhile, the Australian Idol reboot is gaining traction with viewers. Kyle Sandilands, Amy Shark, and Marcia Hines will serve as judges in the new season, while Harry Connick Jr and Meghan Trainor will not be returning. An insider revealed that the series makeover aims to emphasize music over behind-the-scenes drama for the upcoming season.
In conclusion, Spotify's data on the global popularity of Australian Idol singers brings some surprising rankings to the forefront. As the show continues to evolve and capture the attention of viewers, the new season of Australian Idol is set to focus more on the music itself.