Runners up most popular.
Research shows that only two of the top five most successful X-Factor contestants were the actual show winners - something that could be music to Rhydian's ears!
Budding auditionees might want to keep this in mind, with other X-Factor losers such as Andy Abrahamand Journey South outselling the show's first winner Steve Brookstein by over pounds 1m.
Top Lucrative X-Factor finalists by sales revenue: 1 G4 (2004 runners-up) pounds 13,624,000, 2 Leona Lewis (2006 winner) pounds 13,221,883, 3 Shayne Ward (2005 winner) pounds 7,994,090, 4 Journey South (2005 third) pounds 3,640,950, 5 Andy Abraham (005 runner-up) pounds 2,756,700, 6 Steve Brookstein (2004 winner) pounds 2,446,500
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Dec 29, 2007|
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