X Factor Australia
So I'm not sure if everyone here know this, but XF Australia originally premiered in 2005 with the Australian Idol judges' lineup in 2005 but was canceled due to poor ratings. Another network picked it up in 2010 though and its second was pretty successful, except for the fact that Altiyan Childs won. Sally Chatfield deserved. The next year Reece Mastin, another one of Elliott's very favorite X Factor Australia winners apart from Dami, dominated the show and won. This season was also noted for Queen Mel B and resident ditzy blonde Natalie Bassingthwaite joining the judges' panel, replacing Natalie Imbruglia and Kyle Sandilands.
Season four, however, saw the rise of underdog goddess Samantha Jade, who went from being in the bottom two and reportedly having the lowest vote total on week one of the lives to surviving the bottom two twice more and going onto win the whole thing despite the Facebook moms not liking her connection with Guy Sebastian and just being jealous of her flawlessness. What a queen. The next year, Dami Im, who originally wasn't supposed to be in judges houses but was a replacement for someone else, slayed the competition every week from the get go. This was especially satisfying because Ronan really wanted to win with one of the boys and watching Taylor stumble on finale night was somewhat satisfying because of this (though I do like Taylor as well). The next season, underbaked pageant bot Marlisa won over more deserving contestants Reigan Derry and Dean Ray. The only good thing about Marlisa's win was that Ronan said after she won: "It only took me five years!" Clearly he wanted to erase the memory that he won with Altiyan. Can't say I blame him.
I didn't really watch the last two seasons but I know Cyrus Villanueva and Isaiah Firebrace won those last two seasons, respectively. Did the series go downhill because males started winning? Maybe so. But in all honesty, Cyrus was a very deserving winner (also liked Louise, Natalie, etc.) and Isaiah has a couple good tracks from what I've heard too. Mel B was always a fun character on the judges panel when she was there and the Mix Division or whatever they were called always had great productions in the early seasons. Was a great show but this is probably a good spot for it.