Reece Mastin

Name: Reece Mastin

Age: 16

Category: Under 25 boys

Audition song: Rooster - Come Get Some (Click to watch)

Bootcamp songs: Nina Simone - Feeling Good & Britney Spears - Toxic

Judge House song: Foo Fighters - Best of You

Musical influences: Anything with an electric guitar and hi-hat!

Interesting/ unusual fact: I once got an infection called Glue Ear, and went completely deaf.

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High school student Reece Mastin’s family moved to Australia six years ago from England to escape the dreary weather. His life is certainly a lot brighter now thanks to his killer voice which blew the judges away at auditions. The 16-year-old’s rocking rendition of Rooster’s ‘Come Get Some’ left Guy declaring him a potential winner. “Everyone will love you,” he said, “you are so young but you are so good.”

Reece, who lives in Greenwith, South Australia, lists Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler as his idol. “He’s been doing it for 40 years. That’s what I want to do. He’s amazing.”

He decided from an early age singing was for him. “I was only eight when I decided I wanted to sing. I did a school thing and was singing Robbie Williams. It’s something I love doing.”

He says his biggest strength is his individuality. “I don’t fit the normal stereotype. You have the Justin Biebers, the Miley Cyruses and I’m completely differently. I’ve always loved rock and roll. It’s something that’s dying. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring it back.”

He’s built a strong rapport with his mentor Guy: “He’s such a great person and an amazing musician.” Ready to rock, he says he can’t wait for the upcoming live shows. “I really want to get in there. This is what we’ve been waiting for. It’ll be nerve wracking but it’s going to be lots of fun.”

The Year 11 Golden Grove High School student can play everything from guitar and drums to bass and piano. Aside from music, his other main love is soccer. “I play, eat football. It’d be great if I could be a footballer as well as a singer. But I’m no David Beckham.”

He has already recorded his own EP and played in several bands. His ambition now is simple: ”I want to be a rock and roll legend.”

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  1. wellswhanaux608:34am Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    u rock reece totally! were do u come from when is your next song going to be from devyn.wells

  2. Lydia08:14pm Saturday 11th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    hae Reece Mastin you rock!!!

  3. Brian05:01pm Friday 10th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    hi reece it lucinda if u read this please reply i luv u and ur alll over my wall!

  4. Brian08:37am Monday 06th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    i lovve u reece ur the rock and roll of aussie ! please visit nz i luv u soooo much! ur voice is amzin and i absluotly adore u please put out more albums! and ur sooo hot, do u wanna marry me?

  5. Brian08:33am Monday 06th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Luv u reece u rock ! I cried when i heard u won, i will luv u 4ver reecy! marry me!

  6. holly06:52pm Wednesday 25th January 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I wont you to win this you do rock i love your songs i love it some much and i love you to :)

  7. 12:35pm Thursday 19th January 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh my god reece..... your hair is like justin beiber and we already have one of those (unfortunatly) you sing like beiber and have a stage pressence like him..... we dont need another one!!!

  8. Andrew03:46pm Wednesday 11th January 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    ooooohhh myyy gaaaawd we luuuuuuurvee yuoh marry uzz exohexohex

  9. 10:59am Monday 12th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    omgee ur sooo good:)i just wanna marry yuo:)ohh nd congrats on winning the xfactor im jst speechless right now:)me and all my sisters love yuo theirs actualy 9 of us:)we all love yuo.

  10. Samara08:16pm Monday 05th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    hey reece, my besties christina, ayla and reagan love you. i think ur just a good singer... :) see-ya, samara