X Factor Australia 2015: Congratulations to Cyrus Villanueva [Photos]

Filipino-Aussie contestant Cyrus Villanueva has been slated to bag X Factor Australia for quite a while now. The baby-faced high school graduate has been competing under the mentorship of US singer, Chris Isaak and has been leaving audiences in awe with one flawless performance after another.

So much so, that Chris Isaak was left in tears after Villanueva’s beautiful rendition of Labrinth’s Jealous. ‘I might need that handkerchief back,’ said Isaak as he struggled to contain his emotions after Villanueva’s performance.

Earlier during the grand finale, Villanueva had sung his version of The Weekend’s Earned It which led to Dannii and the rest of the ladies in the audience fanning themselves.

“I just want to say that was so sexy,” said Dannii. “Lucky I do have a fan here.” She then went on to gush that should Villanueva pursue a musical career after the show, she would be behind him with full support. Dannii wasn’t the only coach who was impressed though, Guy had more than words of praise for the young contestant’s performance.

With a huge smile on his face, Guy told Villanueva, “Cyrus it’s very fitting that you would sing lyrics like ‘earned it’ and ‘deserved it’ because you definitely have earned your position here in the grand finale.” On the other hand, James Blunt jokingly warned Villanueva that he had better get used to screaming girls as early as now.

On Tuesday night, Cyrus Villanueva did indeed bag the competition, beating Louise Adams for the title. Villanueva’s win makes him the first male to win the competition since Reece Mastin won in 2011.

During the show, Kylie Minogue, and Jason Derulo wowed the audience with jaw dropping performances. Also present were all 12 contestants, back for a final snap on stage before the winner was announced.

They’re back ladies and gentlemen! Say hi to your Top 12! #XFGrandFinal #xfactorau #TeamJessandMatt #TeamLouise #TeamCyrus

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