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Daniel Mifsud

Daniel Mifsud


Sydney, New South Wales

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Daniel Mifsud


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23-year-old Daniel Mifsud is a lover of great singers and first impressed Australian Idol judges with the sheer breadth of his influences. Then there was his amazing voice and, as Kyle Sandilands classically put it, his "daytime soap star" looks. Daniel soon made it into the Top 24,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Daniel has joked that he would call his debut album Daniel Mifsud sings Michael Bolton.

    • Daniel decided to audition for the 2007 season of Australian Idol as that season permitted contestants to perform their own original numbers.

    • Daniel is an avid follower of the NRL team, Manly Sea Eagles, and West Ham in the English Premier League.

    • While competing on Australian Idol, judge Kyle Sandlands said Daniel had "daytime soap star" looks.

    • Daniel's first job was working in a games parlour.

    • Daniel's favorite movie: Transformers;
      Daniel's favorite album: The Simpsons Sing the Blues;
      Daniel's favorite TV show: Simpsons or Deal or No Deal;
      Daniel's favorite song: Michael Bolton's How Can We Be Lovers;
      Daniel's favorite food: whatever his grandma cooks;
      Daniel's favorite drink: drinking chocolate.

    • Prior to competing on Australian Idol, Daniel was a primary school music teacher.

    • Daniel was awarded a 'touch down' by Australian Idol judge Mark Holden, following his performance of I Was Made for Lovin' You by Kiss.

    • As at November 2007, Daniel resides in Sydney, New South Wales.

    • Sam, the Australian Idol house manager, stated Marty Simpson and Daniel were the two messiest people in the house.

    • Daniel once had a gambling addiction but after his flatmate intervened, he was able to beat it.

  • Quotes

    • Daniel: (asked how he prepares himself prior to a performance) Relaxing by singing '80s power ballads ie; Richard Marx, Michael Bolton.

    • Daniel: (on the best piece of advice he's been given) Shut your mouth and you'll go a long way! [Laughs]

    • Daniel: (asked what his favorite genre of music is) I love the heart of soul and the edsen and rawness of Rock. They are the perfect combination.

    • Daniel: (asked which artist - dead or alive - he would like to perform a duet with) Jimi Hendrix. Probably because he is one of my greatest musical inspirations because of his creative genius. His music is still so fresh and relevant today.

    • Daniel: (on his feelings at his first audition) Nervousness and great excitement as it was my first ever audition in anything.

    • Daniel: I first realised I wanted to become a professional singer when I saw Sting and Harry Connick Jr in concert when I was 15.

    • Daniel: (asked if "Australian Idol" was something he always wanted to do) No, it's not something I've always dreamed of doing. A friend of mine gave me a call and suggested I do it and I just thought I'd give it a go. It's very good timing.

    • Daniel: (asked if he had a strategy to stay in the "Australian Idol" competition) I should shouldn't I? I think I just need to make sure that I raise the bar every week. I'm there to have fun, I just want to enjoy the ride. I'm not a really serious person.

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