Wes Carr has been named the winner of Australian Idol 2008.
Carr beat shearer Luke Dickens for the title in the damp finale staged outside the Sydney Opera House.
“I’m shaking!” he said, before reading a prepared speech thanking crew, family, fellow contestants and fans.
Carr wins a management and recording contract with Sony Music, a $200,00 Artist Development Fund, a new car.
His new debut single “You” is available for download tomorrow and in stores on December 3rd.