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Transgendered Contestant Wows Judges (And Us) On Australian X Factor

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Paige Elliot Phoenix is a 35-year-old transgendered man who completely won over the judges on Australia's X Factor.

Performing INXS's Never Tear Us Apart, he not only wowed the judges, but impressed us too!

Congratulations on making it to the next stage in the competition, Paige! We are in awe of your courage and your talent!

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44 comments to “Transgendered Contestant Wows Judges (And Us) On Australian X Factor

  1. 1

    You forgot to also point out that he is white…

  2. 2

    If we are all equal and everyone wants to be treated the same.. Why is it always, "The transgender contestant"? Why not just, "The contestant"? Maybe if it wasn't smothered in peoples faces ALL THE TIME, they would be less inclined to be negative about it.

  3. 3

    His voice was nothing amazing. It was good, not beautiful. You really only care because this guy is LGBT. If you want rights, stop with the special treatment and judgement.

  4. 4

    Brave guy, good for him. The voice, to be completely honest (when I close my eyes and stop focusing on the gender thing), is fairly ok, but it's not blowing me away. Wish him all the best but I'm not sure the voice is enough to build a carreer on.

  5. 5

    "Wows" everyone? Why? Because he's TG'd means he gets an automatic Handicap of 100 points or something? Why is that? He's not that good. Comon, get serious.

  6. 6

    Ya, you forgot he was white and has a nose and eyes. Legs and Arms, too.

  7. 7

    Re: smasher003 – The judges asked him about his life, and obviously his transgender issue is a huge part of his life and he did not feel the need to keep that a secret. Until the day comes - which is getting closer - when everyone is truly treated equally, the issue needs to be in your face. It will be great when the day comes when it doesn't matter - but right now, it still does.
    Re: OhJustPickOne – Agreed.

  8. Coqi says – reply to this


    Would you be "in awe" of him if he didn't fit your agenda?

  9. 9

    Re: rosebud99 – Exactly,Rosebud! Well said!

  10. 10

    Looked like Perez scoured the interwebs for transgenders after his snotty little post targeting Billy Corgan. The fact that he goes out of his way to point out 'transgender' is about as shallow as Corgan saying he/she. So funny. Perez why don't you find us some more celebrities and force them out of the closet since you're so adamant about that?

  11. d.f. says – reply to this


    her voice was o.k. another bearded lady from the circus. get a sample of her blood, run a dna test and guess what? A GIRL. no matter how much facial hair or mastectomy's.

  12. 12

    Re: eilliM – Hey - I posted to you on the Corgan blog also but did you notice the difference in the Amazon book reviews since you commented about it yesterday?

    It's clear most think he is an idiot but those defending him basically just say the book is great and ignore the author. How does that work exactly???

  13. 13

    Re: DixieWrecked82Re: smasher003Re: yppoplRe: adg100Re: adg100Re: Coqi
    Yah what they said you pumpkin headed bald hypocrite. You make me want to join the Westboro church and Im atheist .

  14. 14

    Re: d.f. – Are you truly this stupid? How sad!

  15. d.f. says – reply to this


    Re: Mickey9661 – what is wrong with i said. dna is dna is dna. and don't go the "he is a man cause that is the way he was born inside" argument. inside she is all woman. (DNA) what's in her head is confusion. i have no problem someone living the way they want. but don't refer to something you are not. she still has vagina, and if not it's sewn up with an enlarged clitoris. how can anyone argue with science? so, who is stupid? not me or you. your just wrong. that does not make you stupid. and if you think I'm wrong i am also not stupid. be kind and respectful and you'll get the same in return.

  16. 16

    No such thing as transgendered,stems from programming in childhood and it's another tool of the Global Elite and which slave family they choose to black mail or buy off to make one.

  17. 17

    Good for him.

  18. d.f. says – reply to this


    Re: TORTEZ – you had me in the begining but then WOW! you really lost me in the middle and end. what was that?

  19. 19

    She was horrible and those judges wee being nice to her. Not sure why it is a big deal if she wants to live as a male. You make such a big deal about it.

  20. 20

    Re: d.f. – "Be kind and respectful and you'll get the same in return". I recommend that you follow your own advice, and stay quiet. You have no respect for this person, and you are far from being kind. Your ignorance and lack of empathy and self-insight sickens me.

  21. jubu says – reply to this


    He probably took a lot of hormones to get that voice. Does that mean it's cheating like baseball?

  22. 22

    Why is this person filed under "gay, gay, gay"? It's dismissive. While biologically this person well never be male, mentally he is a man - a man with a heteosexual preference. Ergo; not "gay, gay, gay".

  23. d.f. says – reply to this


    Re: Everything popular is wrong. Re: Everything popular is wrong. – how am i being disrespectful? i don't harbor ill will or do i stand in her way of living as she wishes. I'm just saying, don't call yourself something your not. you may mentally think of yourself as a 5 yr. old Chinese boy.and try to live as one. that does not make you one. your opinion does not fill me with rage as mine does you. so where does that leave us? me being tolerant and respectful and you well… i think deep down inside you know. your ignorance and lack of tolerance of others opinions saddens me.

  24. Coqi says – reply to this


    Re: Everything popular is wrong. – Good point. I've a friend who identifies as transgender and, while sharing with me his story and process, stated the gay/lesbian community absolutely SHUNNED him when he said he was NOT lesbian but trans. But, however, they want his support for their own agenda, at rallies, sigs for petitions etc.
    Mario, how do people know if you like them for who they are? Because you are always aligning with people to promote an agenda. How shallow can you be?

  25. 25

    That was not mind-blowing.

  26. 26

    He/She wasn't even that good. Just because you are handicapped doesn't mean you should get special treantment.

  27. 27

    Thousands, maybe milions of people have an amazing voice and are very talented singers. So why is the society still so amazed with individuals who go on talent shows? It is not a rare gift.

  28. 28

    I would have never guessed he used to be a she..he looks great. I get that is a big part of his life though..I just think that shouldn't be something the world should know or care about.

  29. 29

    I just cried a little

  30. 30

    Re: d.f. – Ok. You're right,you're NOT stupid. I just disagree with you,k?

  31. 31

    FINALLY YOU POST SOMETHING ABOUT AUSTRALIAN X FACTOR! we always miss out and we have some talent too! just thank god you didnt post that gay shit song Introvert, extrovert, doesn't matter!!!!! oh well you probably still have time cos your usually a couple days late with news… go on i dare you to post it you'll love it…. NOT!!!!

  32. 32

    why do you feel the need to point out that the person is transgender? cant we see for our selves? that's just like if the headline was "White Contestant Wow Judges". there are no need for labels perez

  33. 33

    Stupid Perez, you only put this clip up because he is gay. Her voice isn't spectacular and too heavy accented. Stop with the agenda.

  34. @v@ says – reply to this


    Lots of soul, even if his voice probably has more depth, tone and resonance when it's not a wee bit overworked likely from rehearsing. He can bend a note.

  35. 35

    they should have equal chance as anyone else in what they want its not hurting anyone is it! let him be who he wants . sheesh…

    they go on and on and on but the reality is none of these people are bad they arnt hurting anyone at all and dont harm a fly. live and let live!

  36. 36

    These 'transgendered' people are really just very sick unstable people who need therapy NOT surgery. He/She is grotesque. Ugh.

  37. 37

    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR – Hmm, interesting opinion you have there.

  38. Bevi says – reply to this


    Imagine if he didn't come right out and say he was transgender and later on it was discovered and then became an issue. Being up front about it took away all ammunition…. Good for him.

  39. 39

    kevin jonas?

  40. 40

    Re: Philly – LoL! That's who he reminds me of!

  41. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR – From the National Centre on Gender Equality:
    'A person has XX chromosomes is generally consideredfemale, while a person with XY chromosomes is generally considered male. However,there are also people who have XXY, XYY, and other variations of chromosomes;these genetic differences may or may not be visibly apparent or known to the person.'
    In other words, there appears to be far more involved here than mere therapy can assist. Understanding is needed.

    Other research indicates that there are links between transgender identity and brain structure.

  42. 42

    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR – ROFL like you should be talking about who's hideous….get 'dem mile wide titties fixed up, then you can talk.

  43. 43

    Re: smasher003 – There is some truth to what you are saying.

  44. 44

    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR – transgendered individuals are more straight thinking then you are i would imagine. They know what they want and they make a decision to do something about it.