Casey Lee Donovan

Bankstown, NSW, Australia
About Casey

Casey Lee Donovan, a Gumbaynggirr and Dungari woman, is one of Australia’s most diverse Aboriginal entertainers. Aged 16 she became the youngest-ever winner of Australian Idol. Since then Donovan has made her mark not only as a musician, but on the stage in musical theatre and as a television presenter, MC, and author.

Casey is a multi-award winner and nominee, including an ARIA No #1 Award for Listen with Your Heart and Deadly Awards for Best Album, Best Single and Most Promising New Talent. Donovan has played roles in several musical theatre productions including The Sapphires, Flower Children and We Will Rock You. Her autobiography is called Casey Donovan: Big, Beautiful & Sexy.


Some days you just want to pack it all in and give up, but the inner strength comes out and you pull through it, then you look back and laugh.

— Casey Donovan


Album formats explained

Album formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Listen With Your Heart (7″)

November 2004
  1. Listen With Your Heart
  2. Nothing Else Matters (live)

For You

10 December 2004
  1. Listen with Your Heart (Diane Warren)
  2. What's Going On?
  3. Flow
  4. How Could I Fall (for That)?
  5. Shine
  6. Better to Love
  7. Something Beautiful
  8. You Believed
  9. Til I Found You
  10. For You
  11. Symphony of Life (Tina Arena, John Vettese; live from Australian Idol)

What's Going On (7″)

February 2005
  1. What's Going On
  2. Something Beautiful
  3. What's Going On (Video)

Flow (7″)

July 2005
  1. Flow (Single Edit)
  2. Better To Love
  3. Flow (Video)

Eye 2 Eye (7″)

28 November 2007
  1. Shattered
  2. Help Me
  3. Did it Again
  4. Eye 2 Eye

Big Beautiful & Sexy (7″)

7 August 2010
  1. Big Beautiful & Sexy

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Korff, J 2019, Casey Lee Donovan, <>, retrieved 25 May 2024

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