It’s been 17 years since Australian Idol first hit our TV screens, and while the show is no longer with us, we’ll always have the memories.
But if you’re anything like us, you still lie awake sometimes at night and think, “I wonder what Cosima De Vito is up to now?”
Well, wonder no more, friends. We’ve dug deep on some of our favourites from the very first season, and this is what we found…
One of the most successful acts from the Australian Idol franchise, Guy, 38, was the show’s very first winner in 2003 and went on to do big things.
Guy is the first Australian male artist to have ever achieved six number one singles and two number one albums in ARIA chart history, receiving more than 30 Platinum singles sales.
Some of the tunes he’s most known for include Battle Scars, Who’s That Girl and Before I Go.
He’s now a dad of two boys with wife Jules, and has sung for several big-name celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, who specifically requested him when she was in Australia.
Last year he went back to his roots of reality TV, appearing as a coach on The Voice Australia.
But our personal highlight is when he became the first artist to represent Australia in the Eurovision song contest in 2015.
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You are my rock @julessebastian You are the kindest person I know. You always put others first. You’re the most incredible mum and you’re still my best friend in the world. We’ve done a lot of life together all over the planet and I never tire of your words, your smiles and your constant love. I don’t deserve you but you’re stuck with me now so sucked in. Happy V day
Cosima De Vito
Cosima, 43, was a favourite to win the first season, making it to the top three. But after being diagnosed with nodules on her vocal cords, she was forced to dramatically bow out of the competition.
The following year though, she released her debut album, Cosima, and created her own record label, CDV Records, prompting many to accuse her of faking her nodules for publicity.