The X Factor Australia
Altiyan Childs, 35 (NSW)
Top 12: Hey Soul Sister
Congratulations on making it to the top 12, how does it feel?
What’s been the most rewarding part of the journey so far?
And the toughest part?
Getting five hours to sleep and learn a new song. Also witnessing the pain of those who get knocked back.
When did you start performing and what spurred you on to apply for the show?
I started performing in school at about the age of 13. After 2 years of not singing or performing, my father asked me to try for the show as a favor to him.
Have you bonded with any of the other contestants? What’s brought you together?
Of course. The common pain and joy has brought us together. And with others, our common beliefs.
Who’s your favorite judge and why?
Ronan. He’s all soul. He’s still very in touch with the human in him. He hasn’t lost himself.
Which artist inspires you and why?
Prince. His voice. His guts. His songwriting. His moves. His style. Very few can compare.
Why do you have the x factor?
Because I’m a puppet to the music.
So fast forward in time. You are the x factor winner. Describe what happens next?
A beautiful album is released.