‘X Factor Australia’ 2016 latest news: Isaiah Firebrace attends his first ARIA, reveals his carpool karaoke dream song [VIDEO]

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"The X Factor Australia" 2016 winner Isaiah Firebrace shows his new look via a selfie dated Nov. 2, 2016. isaiahfirebrace_official/Instagram

Newly crowned “X Factor Australia” 2016 winner Isaiah Firebrace is certainly having the time of his life after his big triumph this week.

The young soulful crooner from Moama in NSW received the best 17th birthday gift when he was catapulted to victory in the hit singing reality show. Isaiah, who won the hearts of Australian voters, bested three other finalists in the epic grand finals: runner-up Davey Woder, followed by Vlado Saric and Amalia Foy.

After the magical night, Isaiah has been thrust fully into the spotlight with various media interviews and guestings. The day after his big win, Isaiah attended his first ever ARIA Awards, which celebrated its 30th anniversary. In an interview with TV Buzz during the event, he revealed that he’s a huge Netflix fan and is fond of watching Disney films. His favourite TV theme song, on the other hand, is from the Aussie soap “Home and Away.”

Asked what he would perform if he gets a spot in “The Late Late Night Show with James Corden,” particularly on the hit segment Carpool Karaoke, Isaiah said he would love to belt out a Mariah Carey song. In particular, he loves “Hero” and “All I want for Christmas,” even humming a few notes of Mariah’s enduring holiday hit.

Isaiah certainly got the star treatment in the ARIA Awards 2016, which featured Australia’s hit musicians including the biggest winner of the night, Flume. The 25-year-old producer won album of the year, best independent release, best male, best dance release and best pop release.

Speaking of albums, Isaiah will be releasing his self-titled album under Sony Music Australia on Dec. 9. The much-awaited record includes his brand new single “It’s Gotta Be You” [watch below], which is out now on iTunes AU and Spotify, as well as studio versions of the songs that he performed on “X Factor Australia.”

Source: YouTube/The X Factor Australia

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