Best Singers Made Famous By Reality TV

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The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

Jackie might have become successful without her appearance on America's Got Talent. But it would have taken a lot longer than... Instantly! - BobG

Came in second on America's Got Talent season 5, but exploded on the charts, breaking Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist in US chart history to have a Top 2 and Platinum CD.
Since then, has had her own PBS "Great Performances" T.V. special TWICE, with taping of her third T.V. special slated for summer of 2014.
Destined to be the greatest singer of her generation.

"Made famous by reality T.V."? No, widely discovered by reality T.V., perhaps. Made famous and respected and admired by her incredible vocal talent, definitely.

I saw Jackie on AGT, she was Amazing!

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2 Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

Saw him live -- absolutely the best singer on American Idol and one of the best singers I've ever heard -- no one surpasses his range and vocal ability.

Adam Lambert has an amazing range that few male pop singers possess or use. His voice and presence changed American Idol.

Adam is the absolute best singer of his generation. He will go down in history as one the best of any generation.

3 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.

most successful, and technically an amazing vocalist, who Simon said was on the level of Mariah Carey and Celine Dion - ilovekelly75

She has a seriously amazing voice. So amazing! I have such huge love for Kelly Clarkson. She is unbelievably talented.

4 Leona Lewis Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

Every one of her performances made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, no one since has even got close.

Mariah Carey minus the whistle notes - ilovekelly75

5 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

Carrie and Miranda should be much higher than they are! I ADORE them both. Kellie Pickler should be on here too! Congrats on everything to the two of you! And everyone else on here ;)

Carrie Underwood has a flawless singing voice. She is also a dynamic performer!

one of the best country singers ever - ilovekelly75

6 Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history.

beautiful voice that can be versatile and dynamic - ilovekelly75

Great singer and actress in Sparkle.

7 Eli Mattson

soulful version of Elton John - ilovekelly75

8 Max Crumm

he won the part as Danny on Grease even though he looked nothing like him - ilovekelly75

9 Miranda Lambert Miranda Lambert Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies.

she sings with so much emotion - ilovekelly75

10 Caitlin Lynn

chilling tone to her voice - ilovekelly75

The Newcomers

? William Hung William Hung William James Hung, also known as Hung Hing Cheong, is a Hong Kong-born American former singer who gained fame in early 2004 as a result of his rather colorful audition performance of Ricky Martin's hit song "She Bangs" on the third season of the television series American Idol. He is also a motivational ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Crystal Bowersox
12 Cheryl Cole Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Tweedy (formerly Cheryl Cole, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini) known as Cheryl is an English singer, dancer, and television personality. She rose to fame in late 2002 as a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV's Popstars: The Rivals, and stayed with the group until they split up in 2013.

Best

13 Susan Boyle Susan Boyle Susan Magdalane Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.
14 Laurel McGoff
15 Dilana Robichaux
16 Chris Daughtry Chris Daughtry Christopher Adam "Chris" Daughtry is an American musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Daughtry and as the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of American Idol.
17 Leanne Mitchell
18 Angie Miller
19 K. Michelle
20 Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained English tenor. He rose to fame after appearing on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as one half of the classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte.
21 Jessica Sanchez Jessica Sanchez
22 Kris Allen Kris Allen Kristopher Neil Allen is an American singer and songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol.Prior to Idol, he self-released a 2007 album entitled Brand New Shoes.Allen's Idol coronation song, "No Boundaries" and his version of "Heartless" both charted within ...read more.

Love him. So,underrated

23 David Cook David Cook David Roland Cook is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of American Idol in 2008. Prior to Idol he released an independent album entitled Analog Heart.
24 Rueben Studdard

Iam a native of Bham and we had over a dozencontestant to come from Alabama. We had two winners from Bham, and Rueben was one. I want to say thanks Rueben we love you!

25 Taylor Hicks Taylor Hicks

Great entertainer and love your CD, another Bham winner!

26 Leah McFall
27 Tamar Braxton
28 Guy Sebastian Guy Sebastian Guy Theodore Sebastian is an Malaysian-Australian singer and songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and a judge on Australia's The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and then again in 2015 and 2016.
29 Zayn Malik Zayn Malik Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X ...read more.
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