YouTube sensations reign longer than Talent Search Winners

Philippines
May 12, 2012 9:18pm CST
Don't you think so? From my own observation, I see more celebrities that were discovered from YouTube, succeeding in the limelight than those who won in talent searches like American Idol and XFactor. The thing is, talent search winners went through a lot to win the prize, and they're the ones with real talents. So, its sad to think that a lot of them just vanished after the show or season is up. Would you agree to my observation? Why do you think that is happening?
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
13 May 12
Personally in my opinion a lot of times it is really up to the person and who their sponsors are after the competitions are over if they can keep on succeeding or not. Maybe they also decide it is not worth it, and take themselves out of the limelight and go do something else. There are many who continue to be Good or not until yrs. later who might have been shunned and not won. Look at Jennifer Hudson. She might not have won Idol, but today she is one of the better talked about from her season.
• Philippines
14 May 12
So, you think the winners opted out of fame? Isn't that what they all wanted, that's why they joined the competition?
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
15 May 12
No, I am sure there are many who are Glad where they are. But then there are others that even though they Win are just not good enough to keep everyone's attention or get tired of it. But people like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson have come along ways since their Idol days, and still continue to be HOT tickets more now than ever.
• Philippines
15 May 12
Right. I also love Kelly Clarkson. She's lucky to have been given good songs to record. I just hoped the rest of those who really have great singing prowess were also given good breaks -- like, Fantasia Barrino. I think she was really fantastic.
• Philippines
13 May 12
I agree with you on this. Those who got popular through YouTube reign longer than those of talent search winners. Probably because they have more retain since it is the people who get to watch their videos are the one who judge by themselves that these talents are worth watching and worth sharing the video for. So it is more raw for that matter. While in talent search, they have designated judges who gets to be part of those who will be deciding whether a talent deserve to be given the limelight. People have different taste and judgement so I don't think that those who were judges by few number of people has the retaining power.
• Philippines
14 May 12
Well, its also the peole who voted for the winners - especially in American Idol. the judges could influence the people's choice, but it's mainly the viewers and fans who get to vote who they want to win, right? It really is a waste of talent.
@douiya (66)
• Indonesia
13 May 12
i agree with you. sometime it feel sad to know someone with great talent just vanished after the show is over, It showed us how hard for someone who decide to become a singer to survive in that industry. they must have innovation to keep their popularity.
• Philippines
14 May 12
Yeah, but its a wonder why producers and talent managers won't be interested in them, when they've had good exposure worldwide, and its even the American people who voted for them.
• Australia
13 May 12
I agree with you, people becoming famous through youtube seem to reign longer. To me it seems they have a stronger fan base also the fact that you can subscribe to them helps and get updates from them. It's easier to connect with and to comment on youtube sensations then talent search winners. Also their videos are easier to find, and they are usually there for the long haul. Maybe if you combine Talent Search Winners with youtube, they might last longer? Another reason could be to do with technology, the later generations are more tech savvy.
• Philippines
13 May 12
Yeah, probably the fan base...but, don't americon idol candidates, for example, also have a strong fan base? I mean, they get votes to win, right. Producers should invest more on these real talents.
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
3 Jun 12
well this is what is happening, all right. Justin Bieber were more popular than the guys who won in the american idol for the last couple of seasons... but my take is that probably because the artists from youtube have been given the better option - to start the career right away, to have an album produced upon their discovery... unlike the talent search winners where they have to be seen in the show for the season, people have already lost interest before they even get to see them out of the show and into the really show business. Perhaps, seeing them every time in the show has already put a stopper to their career as it is a huge factor for fans to be following those that seemed more mysterious, unlike the celebs or talent search winners whose lives have been exposed all over the show.