Adam Lambert – American Idol
Adam Lambert blew American Idol viewers away when he auditioned back in 2009. He may have come runner-up to Kris Allen (who we haven’t actually heard of otherwise) but he’s gone on to do big things.
He shifted nearly 200,000 copies of his debut album, For Your Entertainment, in the US in the first week, he’s raised huge amounts of money for charity and he’s a great role model – particularly for the young gay community.
Adam has had TV specials, his track Whataya Want from Me was nominated for a Grammy and millions of fans are desperately awaiting the release of his second album – pretty good going for a reality TV contestant.