Australian singer-songwriter Taylor Henderson is best known as a finalist in the fourth series of Australia's Got Talent and the fifth series of The X Factor Australia. After placing second in The X Factor, Taylor signed with Sony Music Australia and released his debut single 'Borrow My Heart', which debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart.
In 2010, Taylor and his father Cameron auditioned for the fourth series of Australia's Got Talent as a guitar and singing duo. After singing Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror' during the audition, judge Brian McFadden suggested that the pair should be solo artists. Taylor then sang an original song, 'My Baby Sister', which earned him three yeses from the judges. He and Cameron were put through to the semi-finals. Taylor appeared in the fourth semi-final on 1 June 2010 and sang an original song, 'What Goes Around Comes Around'. Making it to the grand final, where he sang 'Man on the Side' by John Mayer, Taylor finished in third place, while Cameron was runner-up to dance group Justice Crew.
Taylor then auditioned for the fifth series of The X Factor Australia in 2013. His rendition of 'Some Nights' by Fun led him to the super bootcamp stage of the competition, where he sang The Lumineers' 'Ho Hey', Paolo Nutini's 'Last Request' in ensemble, and Michael Jackson's 'Human Nature'. He then progressed to the home visits round in Los Angeles and sang 'Isn't She Lovely?' by Stevie Wonder in front of his mentor Keating and guest mentor Kelly Osbourne. Keating later selected Henderson, along with Omar Dean and Jai Waetford, for the live finals - a series of 10 weekly live shows in which contestants are progressively eliminated by public vote
Henderson went on to perform 'I Won't Let You Go' by James Morrison, Bryan Adams' 'Run to You' , 'I Will Wait' by Mumford & Sons, Passenger's 'Let Her Go', Cold Chisel's 'Choir Girl', Daryl Braithwaite's 'The Horses', Avicii's 'Wake Me Up', 'One Crowded Hour' by Augie March, 'Against All Odds' by Phil Collins and 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' by Cyndi Lauper, which debuted at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association. Taylor performed three songs on the grand final performance show: his audition song 'Some Nights', winner's single - 'Borrow My Heart' - and last shot song - Damien Rice's 'The Blower's Daughter'. The following day on the grand final decider, it was announced that Henderson was runner-up to Dami Im.
On 1 November 2013, Taylor Henderson signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. His song 'Borrow My Heart' was released on iTunes that same day as his first single, debuting at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart and certified Gold. Taylor then embarked on The X Factor Live Tour across Australia with Dami Im, Third Degree, Jiordan Tolli and Jai Waetford. His self-titled debut album Taylor Henderson was released on 29 November.
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