Damien Leith

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Winner: Season 4 on Australian Idol

Born:

1/18/1976, Ireland

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  • Damien is best known as the Australian Idol for 2006. His brilliant vocals and his amazing falsetto won him many fans which led to his victory over Jess Mauboy.

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Ireland

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Damien: (on what people can expect from his second album, “22 Steps“) I’ve held onto the acoustic sound. Everything was in place to play the songs with a real band, so some of the tracks on the album are live recordings of us all playing at the same time. Style-wise, it’s hard to pin down. I suppose all the influences are there that I’ve always had, like Crowded House, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley… all of them. But I still think it sounds like me, which is the main thing.

    • Damien: (on the birth of his second son, Jagger) It’s absolutely the best thing that could have happened for us. It brought everything back down to earth just at the right time. Although, I tell you… we’re only barely getting used to the sleepless nights. We forgot all about them after (our first son) Jarvis grew out of it!

    • Damien: (on being slammed for his looks on "Australian Idol") If I was getting criticism about my voice, then I'd think about it, but with looks... I am who I am and I'm not going to change. It's brilliant the public have all got behind me and I am really happy about that.

    • Damien: (on the message he'd most like to stand up for) I'm a big believer in people being who they are and doing the best with what they've got. Everybody's got something, do whatever you can and believe in it as well.

    • Damien: (on his new-found fame) It's hard. You don't know how long it will last. It's really cool, but I think it's a short-lived thing and I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

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    Trivia (9)

    • Damien performed his single All I Want Is You, live on the Australian Idol results episode for the "Brit Pops" episode.

    • In 2007 Damien released his book titled One More Time.

    • Damien’s second album, Where We Land debuted at number one, making him the first winner of Australian Idol to have two consecutive No.1 albums

    • Damian used to work as a chemist.

    • Damien’s youngest brother, Darren, will relocate from Ireland to Australia to play the drums on Damien’s 2007 Australian tour.

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