Born In: Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
You surely have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of Jai Waetford! This energetic, young reality find is the new teen singing sensation. A self-taught musician, Jai’s performances in the 2013 reality show ‘X-factor Australia’ gave us a glimpse of the passion he holds for music. Since his stint in the ‘X-factor Australia’ his popularity has only shot upward. He has already recorded his first single that turned out to be an instant chart buster. This Australian singer’s cute face and cherubic smile makes him the cynosure of all eyes! Between his already flourishing music career and his budding one as an actor, he has amassed a net worth of 3.4 million US dollars! Jai, in his classic laid back Australian attitude, is in no hurry to sprint to super-stardom and is enjoying his ride while making music.
father: Creedy Waetford
mother: Alana Dow
Born Country: Australia
education: Campbelltown Performing Arts High School till 2014
Jai has been into music since he was very young and had taught himself to play the guitar from YouTube like a lot of his peers. He had never really considered music as a career option until his dad encouraged him. He auditioned for the fifth season of ‘X-Factor Australia’ in 2013, with the hope of jumpstarting his music journey. For the audition he sang ‘Different Worlds’ by Jes Hudak. He also wowed the judges by singing an original composition by the title of ‘Don't Let Me Go’ and progressed to the bootcamp stage. He sailed through the bootcamp stage by singing covers of popular songs like ‘Titanium by David Guetta and Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’ He came third in the competition, behind first runner-up Taylor Henderson and winner Dami Im.
Since his X-Factor days, Jai has been focused on his music journey. He signed on with the record label Sony Music Australia. His first debut single, ‘Your Eyes’ was released digitally in 2013. The song became hugely popular and charted at number six on the ARIA Singles Chart and sold more than 35,000 copies. Since then he has released four EPs, ‘Jai Waetford’, ‘Get to Know You,’ ‘Shy’ and ‘Heart Miles’ till 2016. His channel on YouTube has over 20 million views and his most recent release, ‘Heart Miles’ has close to 1.7 million views. He has tried his hand at acting in the Australian Television soap opera ‘Neighbours’ on the Seven Network as a recurring character.
Jai has been brought up by his single mom, Alana Dow, who came to live with her parents Hannah and Roger Dow, after her separation from husband Creedy Waetford. Although Creedy left his wife and son, he still maintains a good relation with Jai. Jai attended the Campbelltown Performing Arts High School in his hometown but left school in 2014, to pursue his music career full time.
Jai started dating American model and actress Carrington Durham in 2015. However, the couple parted ways in 2017. Jai had dated Beunka Nunez back in 2013. He was also romantically linked to Isabelle Clarke.
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