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Each year of X Factor has unquestionably produced acts that should have gone on to super stardom either lighting up the charts or drawing in the punters to shows in the West End. Now that the show has been running since we take a look back at past winners and those acts that stood out but have not managed to hold the publics interest.
The first X Factor winner was won by Steve Brookstein and although his debut single and album managed to hit the number one spots he was dumped by his mentor Simon Cowell. He managed to get a record contract but his second album failed to hit the top selling somewhere in the region of 7, copies.
Consisting of Corene, Hildia and Grace Campbel amazed viewers with their soulful melodies in X Factor andl the trio released their debut album in but it only managed to reach number 87 in the charts and the family are now available for private bookings! He managed to record a number one song but his music career did not last long. He has entered other reality TV shows including CelebAir where he finished in third place and Dancing on Ice in replacing Chesney Hawkes who had to bow out due to an ankle injury, Chico made it to the finals and finished in a credible third place.
The series of the show produced the most successful reality contestant to date in Leona Lewis has gone on to have number one singles in the UK and USA, but what of her fellow contestants? Boyband Eton Road looked as if they had all the requirements for chart stardom and had Louis Walsh as their manager but line up changes and in fighting saw the band disperse but not before switching on the Christmas Lights in Corby in Sadly on 4 January Kerry passed away due to complications from bladder cancer, a disease she had suffered from for years.
He had the looks and voice of a young Lenny Gravitz and success seemed to be written in stone for the twenty something singer however his ambitions were never reached and the last we heard from the singer was when his pet snake, a boa constrictor, escaped from its cage. Unfortunately after his third single he only managed to dent the charts at number 94 and was quickly dumped by his record label. Coming across as conceited and ambitious at first, viewers were on the most put off instantly by Roberts, however when they heard his voice opinions soon changed but he was pipped to the post by Leon Jackson, who was altogether more affable.
He was signed up by Simon Cowell, went into the recording studio and his debut album went on to sell over , copies.
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The 5th series of the X Factor was won by Alexandra Burke who is still releasing records, the compeition was tough this year, some of the favourites to win not faring as well as they had hoped in the live finals. She is currently writing songs with the likes of Steven Tyler from Aerosmith, Carlos Santana and former Guns and Roses axeman Slash and she has also been writing songs with her former mentor Dannii Minogue for Minogues next album.
X Factor winners – where are they now?
So far though she has only released a single in Spain called Burn which went to number 16 in the charts. He now spends most of his touring in Spain. The school teacher got the Yummy Mummy parade all hot and bothered and he had a decent voice as well but rumours of backstage fall outs with the other acts and judges saying he was conceited soon led the singer exiting the show, he was last seen singing at Butlins to an appreciative strong crowd of his fans. What else can we say about the identical twin brothers John and Edward who merged into the beast that is Jedward.
Since surprising the UK with how far they managed to stay on with the show seeing as they could not even sing or dance they managed to release a top 5 single with Vanilla Ice. This was won by Matt Cardle , if looking at the history of previous acts that have managed to win the coveted unfortunately Matt has disappeared into obscurity. Luckily for Simon the rest of the public were fed with his interpretations of the classics and Wagner was shown the stage door much to the joy of the nation.
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That series is then expected to be followed by X Factor The Champions - which will see familiar faces from previous series return to battle it out. Speaking on This Morning earlier this week Dermot O'Leary said: "We've got the champions leading up to Christmas - the winners, nearly winners and more eccentric people. Dermot confirmed he would be returning to host the show on This Morning this week.
He spoke to Holly and Phil about his initial reservations about the new format, but said he thinks it works. He said: "I admire Simon's bravery, he just thinks lets give it a go and see what happens. Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh will be retuning to the judging panel - but the other judges haven't yet been revealed. Gemma Collins was also said to be taking part - but she has denied the claims, saying she has got too much on to commit to the competition.
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