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The X-Factor Australia Is Axed, Here Are The Show's Best Exports

Dami Im is queen, obviously.

31/01/2017 10:52 AM AEDT | Updated 01/02/2017 8:39 AM AEDT
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Australia's Dami Im performs at Eurovision.

Reality song contest The X Factor Australia has been axed by Channel 7, but no one can take Dami Im away from us.

The South Korean-born Australian singer, who won X Factor 2013 and went on to wow the world at the Eurovision song contest, is arguably the best thing to come out of the show's seven Australian series.

Then again, this is the show that also gave us Altiyan Childs -- who disappeared from the reality show to live in a cave and still won the overall competition.

Seven Head of Programming Angus Ross told TV Tonight the show wasn't getting results any more.

"We are very hard markers on ourselves, versus others," Ross told TV Tonight on Monday.

"Some numbers that may get a pass mark on other networks don't get a pass mark with us."

As we farewell the show that brought the likes of Scary Spice and Iggy Azalea to our TV screens, let's look back on the stars that it created.

Dami Im

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Dami Im sings at the Melbourne Cup.

After winning The X Factor, Im's single Alive debuted at the top spot on the ARIA singles charts while her second album debuted at number one the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum.

She also came second in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

And she has great fashion, so there's that.

Reece Mastin

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Reece Mastin performs live in Wellington, New Zealand.

After winning The X Factor in 2011, Mastin's single Good Night hit number one in Australia and New Zealand, and became Sony Music Australia's fastest selling digital single.

Samantha Jade

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Samantha Jade arrives for the 30th Annual ARIA Awards.

Jade also had a number-one ARIA single after winning X Factor in 2012 and has gone on to become a respected songwriter, providing songs for the likes of High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale.

She's also recorded a bonus track with David Guetta and won best video for 'Firestarter' at the 27th ARIA Music Awards.

Jess and Matt

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