Brothers 3, Shardyn, Tayzin and Makirum Fahey-Leigh, pictured with mentor Dannii Minogue during the X Factor Australia final on Monday night.Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite the fairytale ending Brothers 3 and Mudgee were hoping for on Monday night, with the local trio finishing third on the latest season of X-Factor Australia.
However, the Fahey-Leigh brothers won’t be leaving the Australia music scene any time soon, with plans to continue doing what they love and hopefully making a career from it.
“We’re definitely not going anywhere soon,” Tayzin said.
The X-Factor winner was announced at the end of a two-and-a-half hour finale featuring performances from Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Olly Murs, and country pop powerhouse Taylor Swift – but to the disappointment of fans and Mid-Western Region residents, the boys from Mudgee finished their X Factor journey earlier in the show.
“We’d like to thank everyone who supported us, our family, our fans, everyone behind the scenes, and Dannii,” Makirum said.
Shardyn, Tayzin and Makirum Fahey-Leigh made their way onto the live shows after being chosen by the public as the wild card entry, and ever since then have done enough to impress the Australian public to have never been in the bottom two.
That run came to an end at the wrong time and Brothers 3 were told they were not in the X Factor top two halfway through Monday night’s show.
“X Factor has been the most amazing experience of our lives. Danni is a great mentor and being on the X Factor has actually made us closer,” Makirum said.
“We never imagined we could make it this far and it’s just been an amazing journey.”
“We came into this competition as three brothers who sang on the farm. And we’ve gone from singing on the farm to performing in front of Australia. It’s crazy,” Tayzin added.
Brothers 3 performed their audition song, Taylor Swift’s Safe and Sound, a duet with Guy Sebastian, and their winner’s single The Lucky Ones – a song that had the judges laughing and dancing in their seats from beginning to end.
“Not only were your performances great, but you’ve got a hit song. The country vibe you have is in right now, and I’m loving it. I’ve got to hear it on the radio, that song is incredible,” Redfoo said of The Lucky Ones.
A positives to come from the final two X Factor episodes on Sunday and Monday night’s was the coverage the Mudgee region received on national television.
The town was featured on screen for a few minutes after filming took place last Wednesday, and featured a visit to the boys’ farm,sweeping shots of the local region, and the street parade and concert at Parklands in front of hundreds of Brothers 3 fans.
“I literally knew nothing about Mudgee beforehand, and I’m so glad the boys have introduced me to the town. It’s city chic with country char, and it’s so beautiful I’m definitely planning a family trip back there,” Ms Minogue said.
Mid-Western Regional mayor Des Kennedy said he was very happy with the footage shown and couldn’t have hoped for something better for the region.
Brothers 3, and Dean Ray, were beaten to the top spot by 15-year-old Glendenning singer, Marlisa Punzalan, who received a recording contact with Sony Music Australia and the chance to open for Guy Sebastian on his latest Australian tour.
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