15 Minutes Only Took Them So Far: Reality TV Singing Contestants Who Flopped

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June 25, 2013 ‐ By Meghan Williams

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Reality TV singing competitions like “American Idol,” “X Factor,” and “The Voice” have done wonders for the careers of Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and even Fantasia Barrino – but not every singing contestant has been so blessed. These hopefuls prospered while on TV, but flopped when the seasons ended and they had to maintain their fame all on their own.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/thesapphireempress96?feature=results_main A.J.

    I feel like Melanie Amaro is really mismanaged. I rooted for her on “The X Factor”, and she has an amazing voice, as well as a great personality. But it seems like her record company is trying to make her into something that she’s not stylistically. I heard her first single, with all of the Auto-Tune and super pop-based feel. Why is the company trying to make her into a copy of what’s already out there, instead of focusing on her originality?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/thesapphireempress96?feature=results_main A.J.

    I feel like Melanie Amaro is really mismanaged. I rooted for her on “The X Factor”, and she has an amazing voice, as well as a great personality. But it seems like her record company is trying to make her into something that she’s not stylistically. I heard her first single, with all of the Auto-Tune and super pop-based feel. Why is the company trying to make her into a copy of what’s already out there, instead of focusing on her originality?

  • Beckster14

    Only a couple of American idol winners became really famous (Kelly clarkson, Carrie underwood, fantasia etc) no X factor winners have become really famous and no the voice winners have become really famous which is sad. But it’s because they always pick the wrong person no shade on America but with American idol they usually choose the blue eyed guitar playing guy which is usually wrong. After the show they realize the mistake they’ve made and forget about the singer
    -thoughts of a avid American idol and X factor watcher

  • Reese

    The voice sucks after the blind auditions.

  • DaisyDuke

    I find it strange how “The Voice” and “The X Factor” have yet to produce Kelly Clarkson- Carrie Underwood- Jennifer Hudson- like superstars. Yes they are relatively new compared to American Idol, but Kelly Clarkson shot to stardom right after she won season one. I don’t know if that’s because of how the music industry has changed or if it has to do with the interest of the audience once the season has completed. I thought for sure Melanie Amaro was going to be the next big thing in entertainment after she won “The X Factor” but it has yet to happen. Same with Javier Colon. Maybe (hopefully) in due time they will get their shine, and hopefully Candice Glover can find success too.

    • ThaVoiceoftheVoiceless

      I wouldn’t consider J Hud on Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood’s level essentially because she is known more for being on Dreamgirls, which really caused her to blow up career-wise rather than her time on the show. Plus she hasn’t reached the level that they have eventhough they came out within a few years of each other.

  • ThaVoiceoftheVoiceless

    If you want to consistently sale albums and not just singles, then go country. The two biggest success stories from American Idol both come from the country genre (well Kelly Clarkson started out Pop but branched out to Country music).