Less X-Factor and More Ex-Famous

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With series ten in full swing and with its 10th anniversary show this weekend, The X Factor will be trying to find the latest musical sensation to rock the UK and beyond. However, the results of a recent quiz run by website Quiz Factor points to a life more ordinary than amazing.

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"This weekend's 10th anniversary show will be a celebration for the X Factor, but not all their contestants are as well known as they might have you think!" - Ben Skinner, Quiz Factor.

The UK based quiz site Quiz Factor featured a game for their players, ‘X Factor Winners and Runners Up’, involving pictures of contestants from over the last nine years. Players have to name the contestants, and are timed while doing so – have a go yourself at http://www.quizfactor.com/quiz/x-factor-winners-and-runners-up/12859

However, when Quiz Factor reviewed the results of 1,602 attempts, they found that the majority of past winners have long been forgotten already, despite huge media campaigns, and the backing of multi-million dollar record contracts.

Chubby-cheeked favourite from the last series, Jahmene Douglas, was named by only 29% of all quiz players, while trailing along at the bottom was Andy Abraham, who scored an even lower 18%. Who could forget former dustbin man Andy’s dulcet tones and sharp suits? Most people, apparently!

Settling in the middle of the pack was Shayne Ward (not to be confused with Australian cricketer, Shane Warne), who was guessed correctly by just 47% of users.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, the acts that were named correctly by over 90% of players are still in the charts and producing music: Little Mix and Olly Murs topped the board with 94% and 93% respectively, while now dissolved JLS came in with an impressive 91%.

Not far below are acts such as Matt Cardle, Joe McElderry (who has failed to do anything since winning the 2009 series), and Rebecca Ferguson. However, while they are still being recognised now, it’s likely that they will follow in the footsteps of previous contestants, like G4, Rhydian Roberts and Ray Quinn, who all scored under 40%.

Based on their non-existing longevity, indistinguishable sound, and uniform songs, maybe the show will start nurturing each individual artist’s niche, instead of spewing out one-trick ponies on a musical production line.

Survey data conducted by Quiz Factor – http://www.quizfactor.com/


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Quiz Factor is a quiz website where users can enjoy thousands of quizzes for free. They can create quizzes of their own or enjoy the plethora of time trial, ladder, trivia or picture quizzes already live! Visit online at http://www.quizfactor.com

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