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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Discover The X Factor With Andrew Wishart

This Easter long weekend, head to Airlie Beach Hotel to catch some X Factor action with Andrew Wishart, star of the 2011 series.

Against the odds and as the crowd favourite, Andrew made it to the Grand Final of X-Factor Australia; to be placed runner-up in the series, missing out on winning by 1 per cent of the national vote.

Before his X Factor success Andrew worked as a sales manager for 30 years but that all changed when his children made him audition for X Factor Australia.

Despite being away from his family throughout X Factor he thoroughly enjoyed it, he added that it was pretty cool making it that far and being on national television, watched by an audience of millions.

Andrew beat more than 30,000 hopefuls to be Runner Up on the show and has since used his fame to continue the success.

Since X Factor, Andrew has started doing music full time and has been performing gigs and shows Australia wide and even playing internationally.

He has performed with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Michael Bolton, George Benson, Stevie Nicks, Delta Goodrem, Darryl Braithwaite, Adam Thompson, Glenn Shorrock, Ross Wilson, Brian Cadd, and many more

He loves performing, and although he doesn’t have a favourite song as such, he said anything with “good messages and good vocals, something people to sing along to.”

Armed with little more than his acoustic guitar and his powerfully unique voice, Andrew possesses a resonance in his performances that transcends generations.

Andrew has visited the Whitsundays before and is looking forward to coming back, he loves the blue waters and weather.

When Andrew isn’t performing, he loves to read in his spare time.

Last Song you listened to - We Close Our Eyes by Go West

‘Cracking song’

Favourite to perform - Dakota by Stereophonics

Favourite song - Collingwood Football song

Least favourite song - Carlton Football song

What: Andrew Wishart

When: Thursday 28 March 6.30pm – 9.30p

Friday 29 March 7pm – 10pm

Saturday 30 March 6pm – 8pm

Sunday 31 March 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel

Tickets: Absolutely free but It’s Recommended To Reserve A Table!

Photos Supplied

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