Love it or hate it, reality television is here to stay.
As is the endless amount of hopefuls who bare all to a fickle audience and a panel of judges (whose primary concern is to
a) look good
b) improve their public image/further career
c) make money
d) all of the above)
only to almost certainly have their dreams crushed and a breakdown to-boot.
And what does that mean exactly? Entertainment gold.
The last series of The X Factor peaked with 14 million viewers for the final, and the sixth series is starting on Saturday. So we've taken a stroll down memory lane by looking at the most successful singing contestants to have emerged from the lucrative pop-music-talent-show genre (aka those who make Simon Cowell an ever-richer man).Reuse content