Newly crowned the winner of X Factor Australia 2015, Cyrus was an early front runner with his consistent and strong performances. Topping the ITunes charts multiple times throughout the season with his impressive covers he also peaked at number 6 on the Aria Charts with a highly praised version of “Wicked Game”. His debut self-titled album is due out on December 9 but he’s released his winners single and it’s not awful. “Stone” is a strong pop track that channels the sex appeal and full band structure that Nick Jonas and The Weeknd have recently had success with. It’s not the most exciting pop track as it borrows elements from multiple Top 40 tracks but it blends in well with everything trending. It will grow on you with each listen and will have you easily singing and grooving along. It’s definitely the strongest winners single since Samantha Jade’s total banger “What You’ve Done To Me”.