Sharleen Spiteri: Talent shows won't find big stars every year

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 May 2013

This article is from 2013.

Sharleen Spiteri

Sharleen Spiteri

Sharleen Spiteri has warned talent show bosses they shouldn't expect to find a big star like Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis or Paul Potts every year

Sharleen Spiteri has warned talent show bosses they shouldn't expect to find a big star every year.

The Texas singer - who was a panellist on Sky1 show 'Must Be The Music' in 2010 - has been impressed with the worldwide success of acts such as One Direction, Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis, but she insists a huge untapped star will not come along in every series.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's quite obvious that every time they do the shows like 'X Factor' or 'Britain's Got Talent', when someone musical comes out of it like Paul Potts or Susan Boyle, you've got those sort of people that appeal to people.

"But they don't find someone that's going to be that big all the time. JLS did pretty well in the UK but then you've got somebody like One Direction, who are doing unbelievably well all over the world. Then you've got Leona Lewis, who has done really good and Will Young has had a big career out of coming from a TV show. But they are not going to get someone every season. That's it."

However, the 45-year-old singer insists talent shows around nowadays have been more of a success than not.

She added: "When you weigh up the good to the bad then they've done pretty well out of the good ones they've had and the amount of records they've sold."

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