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    Matt Corby Says Appearing On "Australian Idol" Was A "Fucking Mistake"

    The 25-year-old got his start on the reality singing competition.

    Australian singer Matt Corby has spoken about regretting his time on former reality TV program, Australian Idol.

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    I have always felt like an outcast, never been in any music scene. I made another fucking mistake and went on Idol and completely jeopardised myself from actually being in a music community. It's kind of devastating in a way because I do feel like that kid in the playground that nobody wanted to play with.
    There's always been a public perception thing with doing a show like that, it stops people from letting themselves like what you do because it's tainted by that.

    Corby auditioned for Australian Idol in 2007 and went on to become runner-up to winner Natalie Gauci.

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    Pictured are the pair in 2007 at the Australian Idol grand final at the Sydney Opera House.

    Since his departure from Idol, Corby has won 2 Aria Awards, released five EPs and is about to release his debut studio album.

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    His studio album, Telluric, will be released this week.

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