Why It’s Almost Better NOT to Win a Reality Music Competition

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In case you haven’t heard the news, The X Factor‘s second season contestants, Wesley Trent Stromberg, Keaton Robert Stromberg, and Andrew Michael “Drew” Chadwick (a.k.a. Emblem3), just signed a record deal with Columbia Records and Simon Cowell‘s Syco Music! And they’re already hard at work on their debut album, set to release this year.

You know which other band Simon Cowell took under his wing after it lost The X Factor? One Direction, that’s who. After losing the UK edition of the show, Syco snatched up the fivesome and turned the guys into the group we all know today. Do you remember who won that season of the show? Matt Cardle. And look who’s the bigger deal…

So it’s almost better not to win a reality music competition. Sure, you can argue that stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Little Mix would not be where they are now if not for their wins on American Idol and TXF (UK), but look at 1D, Cher Lloyd, Jennifer Hudson, Rachel Crow and Adam Lambert. All lost; all are still big in the industry. What do you think, though? Are you better off winning the overall title? Or have you seen bigger things from those who lost? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Isabelle

    Yeah! Go Emblem3 😀

  • Yareli Rodriguez

    Oh yes, bless them and a very much deserve congratulation to them but c’mon I so want him, Simon, to sign 5th Harmony!
    This is why I should not watch reality tv I end up with a girl crush on a very highly girly, girl group. Oh well.

    • AA

      5 harmony is signed to syco records now

  • Ali and Bella Murdy

    We are thrilled for these guy’s …. They work really hard and deserve it. We went to two xfactor shows and the one they were eliminated on, no one could believe it. Everyone was in shock and the room got quiet.
    We met and chatted with them. They were so nice to us. Yep, we love them and will continue to follow them. They are going to continue to rock it and work with team inspire.( their Mom told us! Wes too.)
    Good guy’s….

  • Catriona Lauder

    You are definetly better loosing these big programmes i mean lots of people who have won The Xfactor UK have gotten no where compared to the likes of 1D, Cher Loyd, Olly Murs and JLS