2016 X Factor winner visits town

MUSICIAN: Indigenous Australian and musician Isaiah Firebrace. Supplied.

MUSICIAN: Indigenous Australian and musician Isaiah Firebrace. Supplied.

The 2016 X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace is coming to Port Lincoln to perform at the Nautilus Art Centre on Thursday night.

The 18-year-old singer will also hold a free lunchtime performance at Navigator College on Thursday afternoon, before hosting a meet and greet with students.

The lunchtime performance will replace the Mallee Park workshop mentioned in last Thursdays paper.

Nautilus Arts Centre coordinator Georgina Shirley said the lunchtime performance will follow a different structure to the workshop first planned.

”He’ll do a bit of a meet and greet with the children, in what we are expecting to be a very exciting time for them,” she said.

The Indigenous singer grew up in Moama, a small country town of just over 5,000 people on the New South Wales and Victorian border before he was signed by Sony Music.

Even after all of his successes the teenager said his experiences were surreal, but insisted that he was just a guy from Moama.

The young singer rose to fame two years ago and has since gone on to perform at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

He finished ninth in last years Eurovision with the song “Don’t Come Easy”, with the event in the Ukraine viewed by over 250 million people.

He also recently opened and sang the national anthem for the largest boxing match ever staged in Australia between Pacquiao and Jeff Horn, that was viewed by over 300 million people.

Isaiah will perform at the Nautilus Arts Centre on September 13 at 7pm.