Altiyan Childs proved he’s the one to watch in The X Factor Australia with his searing version of INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart.”
Michael Hutchence left some very big shoes to fill when he passed away in 1997. INXS have gone through more lead singer changes since than most bands, but if they’re ever looking to replace JD Fortune Altiyan Childs could certainly step up.
With this performance Altiyan took The X Factor beyond a mere karaoke contest. He was gut-wrenchingly believable, taking control of the lyrics and making every one his own.
If we’re looking for a star with X Factor, I think we found him.