Anthony Callea was the runner-up in the 2004 season
of Australian Idol. Anthony holds the record for the highest selling
single and fastest selling single in Australia for his debut single a
rendition of Andrea Bocelli ‘The Prayer’. The single went
straight to number one on its release and stayed there of a period of 5
Anthony is from Melbourne Australia and before entering Australian Idol
he worked as a singing teacher in a performing arts school by day and
performed at venues in Melbourne at night.
Since leaving the Australian idol competition, he has become one of
Australia's most popular artists. So far he has released two top ten
selling albums, with one reaching the number one spot in Australia. The
singles from the album also charted well with two getting to number
one. On his second album ‘A New Chapter’ Anthony demonstrated his song
writing skills by co-writing all but one of the tracks on the album.