Omar Dean (VIC)

X Factor

About Omar Dean (VIC)

Omar Dean was a 20 year-old contestant from Melbourne, Victoria who auditioned for The X Factor singing "Climax" by Usher. Dean stated that his "own desire and passion" and encouragement from family and friends inspired him to audition. At the age of 15, Dean was bullied at school for being overweight. He turned to music to cope with the bullying. Dean's mother Rania then sent him to the United States to start a health kick. He later returned to Australia as "a completely different person."

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Dean cites Usher, Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake as his musical influences. Dean landed in the final showdown in week seven with Jiordan Tolli after receiving the fewest public votes. He was eventually eliminated from the competition after the judges decision went to deadlock, and he received the fewest amount of votes, finishing sixth.

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