How Music Competition Shows Like Britain’s Got Talent Propel Artists To Quick Fame

1- Paul Potts

Paul Robert Potts, born in 1970, is a British tenor who won the first edition of Britain’s Got Talent with his performance of “Nessun Dorma”. The video of his interpretation of “Nessun Dorma” reached 174M views on YouTube, making one of the Top 100 most watched videos of all time. After his win, Potts went on to record his first album, One Chance, which topped charts in a dozen countries. Today, he continues on his successful journey, recording albums and touring the world.



2- Mickaël Dos Santos

Mickaël Dos Santos is a young French singer of Portuguese descent born in 1995 and the runner up of France’s Got Talent in 2016. His performance particularly touched the jury and has millions of views on You Tube. Mickaël’s story is not an easy one. When he was 5 years old, his mother died suddenly and this is when he decided to start playing music and discovered his talent. In his new album, he dedicates his first single to his mother and it is a beautiful masterpiece.   


3- Crazy Double

Crazy Double’s Vitaly Voronko reached the semi finals in Britain’s Got Talent a few  seasons ago. The YouTube video of his performance was a national success and reached over a million views making him a fan favorite of the competition. Shortly after, with his partner in crime Olisaboy, they formed Crazy Double and released their first hit single “Pipa” which has been spreading like fire all summer long.



4- Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer the world discovered after her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 with her performance of  “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables. Her career skyrocketed after that with her first album “I Dreamed a Dream” released in 2009 which became UK’s best selling album of all time.



5- Tokio Myers

 Tokio Myers, born in London in 1984, is a pianist and music producer who won the reality show Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 with his performance of Debussy’s “Clair De Lune”. After winning the show, Myers released many tracks under his independent label, which had major impact on the internet and gained him national recognition.


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