Name Jai Waetford
Instruments Vocals guitar
Genres Pop music
|Years active 2013–present|
|Born January 25, 1999 (Age 16)
Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia (1999-01-25) |
Role Musical Artist · jaiwaetfordofficial.com
Parents Alana Dow, Creedy Waetford
Albums Jai Waetford, Shy - EP, Get To Know You
Similar People Taylor Henderson, Dami Im, Ronan Keating, MattyB, Marlisa Punzalan
Record label Sony Music Australia
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Jai Waetford (born 25 January 1999) is an Australian recording artist and actor who came third on the fifth season of The X Factor Australia. He subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia and released his debut single "Your Eyes", which peaked at number six on the ARIA Singles Chart. Waetford's self-titled debut EP was released in December 2013 and peaked at number 21 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Waetford joined the Australian soap opera Neighbours in February 2016 as Angus Beaumont-Hannay; his debut episode aired on 2 May. His latest EP Heart Miles was released 3 June 2016.
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- Early life
- 2013 The X Factor Australia
- 2013 Jai Waetford EP and Get to Know You
- 2016present Living Not Dreaming and Heart Miles EP
- Concert tours
Jai waetford winner s single your eyes grand final the x factor australia 2013
Jai Waetford was born in 1999 and is from Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia. He was raised by his mother Alana Dow and grandparents Hannah and Roger Dow. At a young age, Waetford's father left him and his mother. He taught himself how to play guitar from watching videos on YouTube. Waetford was a student at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School. He left school in 2014 after completing Year 10.
2013: The X Factor Australia
In 2013, Waetford auditioned for the fifth season of The X Factor Australia, singing "Different Worlds" by Jes Hudak and an original song titled "Don't Let Me Go". He progressed to the super bootcamp stage of the competition. On the first day of super bootcamp, Waetford performed "Titanium" by David Guetta and advanced to the second stage of super bootcamp, where he sang "Last Request" by Paulo Nutini. On the final day of super bootcamp, Waetford performed "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift to the judges and a live audience of one thousand. He made it through to the home visits round and was put into the Under 24 Boys category, which was mentored by Ronan Keating. At the home visits, he sang Elvis Presley's version of "Always on My Mind" and made it through to the live shows. Waetford went on to reach the grand final, finishing third behind Taylor Henderson who came second and Dami Im who won the show.
denotes a performance that entered the ARIA Singles
denotes third place
2013: Jai Waetford EP and Get to Know You
After The X Factor ended Waetford signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. His debut single "Your Eyes", which would have been his winner's single if he had won The X Factor, was released that same day. The song peaked at number six on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales exceeding 35,000 copies. On 23 November 2013, Waetford toured alongside Third Degree, Taylor Henderson, Dami Im and Jiordan Tolli for The X Factor Live Tour, which ended on 2 December 2013. On 6 December 2013, he released his self-titled debut EP, which peaked at number 21 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Waetford's second EP, Get to Know You, was released on 28 March 2014. Its title track was released as a single and peaked at number 32 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Waetford served as the supporting act for Justice Crew's #HypeTour in April 2014 around Australia. Waetford's third and most recent EP, Shy consisted of 4 covers and one single.
2016–present: "Living Not Dreaming" and "Heart Miles EP"
He released the single "Living Not Dreaming" in February 2016. followed by the EP Heart Miles which was released 3 June 2016. Music videos have been recorded for both 'Living Not Dreaming' and 'Heart Miles' as well as a promotional video called Heart Miles EP which shows Jai discussing a long-distance relationship featuring snippets of each of the new songs from his EP. Jai toured a variety of cities to promote his new work across Europe, Indonesia and Thailand in May and June 2016, during which he performed his new material as well as covers of Drake's single 'One Dance' and Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself'.
Aside from singing, Waetford also plays guitar and writes his own songs. He cites Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Elvis Presley, Guy Sebastian and Stevie Wonder as his musical influences.