Losing The X Factor competition to Jackie Thomas hasn't stopped finalists Benny Tipene and Whenua Patuwai from ploughing ahead with careers in the music industry.
Both performers have released singles just days after Thomas was crowned the winner of the hit TV3 reality show.
Patuwai has released his single Something Special to iTunes and is set to join Stan Walker on his upcoming 23-date New Zealand tour in September and October.
Meanwhile, Tipene today released his first single, Walking on Water on iTunes.
Thomas topped the charts within hours of her single, It's Worth It, being released.