The XFactor is the son of Pop Idol. The XFactor is all about finding singing talent in four areas, The Girls, The Boys, The Over 25s and The Groups. The X Factor has four judges in Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh. The Judges mentor three contestants who make it through to the live shows and this results in much competition between them.
Of all the Reality TV showswinners, there are very few who have gone on to become "A" list celebrities, except for Leona Lewis who has enjoyed success on both sides of the Atlantic, another who has stood the test of time was the first winner of the show Will Young.
|Only The Young||22||20||28||25||20||-||20||25|
|2004||Steve Brookstein||G4||Tabby Callaghan||Simon Cowell|
|2005||Shayne Ward||Andy Abraham||Journey South||Louis Walsh|
|2006||Leona Lewis||Ray Quinn||Ben Mills||Simon Cowell|
|2007||Leon Jackson||Rhydian||Same Difference||Dannii Minogue|
|2008||Alexandre Burke||JLS||Eoghan Quigg||Cheryl Cole|
|2009||Joe McElderry||Olly Murs||Stacey Solomon||Cheryl Cole|
|2010||Matt Cardle||Rebecca Ferguson||One Direction||Danni Minogue|
|2011||Little Mix||Marcus Collins||Amelia Lily||Tulisa|
|2012||James Arthur||Jahmene Douglas||Christopher Maloney||Nicole Scherzinger|
|2013||Sam Bailey||Nicholas McDonald||Luke Friend||Sharon Osbourne|
The other contributor to the pre christmas reality TV Fest is Strictly Come Dancing. Twelve celebrities from the worlds of Sport and Entertainment compete over a period of three months in various forms of ballroom and latin dancing to win the coverted title of "Strictly Come Dancing Winner".
Under the tutillage of proffessional dancers, the celebrities are put through a rigourous routines to tame their two left feet. Their loss of weight and gained fitness has been legendary and is seen as one of the toughest reality TV shows out there.
As in the X Factor, personality can often keep celebrities in for longer than their talent should allow, proving that warmth and humour are both key to both shows.
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