Results for - Winning Isn't Everything!

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Winning may feel good, but it doesn't guarantee you fame. Sometimes coming in second, third or even seventh -- while initially feeling like failure, is just enough to get you noticed--and your career takes off!

Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera -- pretty well everyone knows who these two are! But does anyone know who Marty Thomas or Christopher Eason are? Those last two names were the contestants that won Star Search the years the two superstar singers came in second place. Sometimes runner-ups or even further down the line

1. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera -- pretty well everyone knows who these two are! But does anyone know who Marty Thomas or Christopher Eason are? Those last two names were the contestants that won Star Search the years the two superstar singers came in second place. Sometimes runner-ups or even further down the line "losers" end up winning in the end...creating long-lasting and successful careers long after the "winners" have faded into distant memory (or not even memory)! How many of these other famous Star Search runner-ups are you aware of?

Justin Timberlake
61%
1,100 votes
Destiny's Child (aka Girls Tyme)
41%
754 votes
Alanis Morissette
45%
814 votes
LeAnn Rimes
51%
935 votes
Usher
45%
823 votes
Not aware of any of these
26%
477 votes
American Idol, now in its last season, is famous for catapulting singers into notoriety, but equally famous for their runner-ups having super-successful careers. In fact, some of the runner-ups eclipsed the winners in that department. How many of these runner-ups do you know?

2. American Idol, now in its last season, is famous for catapulting singers into notoriety, but equally famous for their runner-ups having super-successful careers. In fact, some of the runner-ups eclipsed the winners in that department. How many of these runner-ups do you know?

Adam Lambert -- sold almost two million copies to date (more than six times that of the first album from Season 8 winner Kris Allen) and earned him a Grammy nomination
52%
940 votes
Katharine McPhee --with TV, movies and albums, she's definitely done better than winner Taylor Hicks
35%
643 votes
Jennifer Hudson -- with big movies and albums, she may have gone home early, but did better than winner Fantasia Barrino
59%
1,081 votes
Clay Aiken -- runner-up to Ruben Studdard has done Broadway, TV, albums and has a giant fan base
53%
965 votes
Not familiar with any of these
26%
465 votes
Other famous runner-ups on talent shows also went on to have huge careers. How many of these other famous runner-ups do you recognize?

3. Other famous runner-ups on talent shows also went on to have huge careers. How many of these other famous runner-ups do you recognize?

One Direction -- placed 3rd on 2010 X Factor, well, you know...
45%
825 votes
Amy Schumer -- placed 4th on Last Comic Standing, has done movies and TV
44%
807 votes
Dave Chappell -- came in 2nd on Star Search , does sold-out comedy shows everywhere
40%
733 votes
YaYa DaCosta --ANTM runner-up who stars on Chicago Med and in Lifetime's 'Whitney'
7%
122 votes
Do not know any of them
33%
603 votes

4. Often, contestants do not even make the cut, and are rejected from the show they hoped to be discovered on. How many of these entertainers that were rejected from shows did you know?

Hillary Scott -- Lady Antebellum front woman rejected from American Idol, did not even appear before judges
18%
323 votes
Mary Lambert -- 'She Keeps Me Warm' singer from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's song 'Same Love' auditioned but was rejected from American Idol
15%
266 votes
Amer Riley -- Glee actress was rejected from American Idol
9%
157 votes
Colbie Caillat -- rejected from American Idol twice
16%
298 votes
None of them
61%
1,111 votes

5. Saturday Night Live is famous for auditioning and not hiring some pretty famous heavyweights in comedy. How many of these names did you know auditioned but were sent home from their SNL auditions?

Jim Carrey
48%
865 votes
Steve Carell
31%
558 votes
Louis C.K.
16%
290 votes
Paul Reubens
17%
312 votes
Stephen Colbert
30%
550 votes
Kevin Hart
28%
508 votes
Lisa Kudrow
32%
578 votes
Kathy Griffin
31%
567 votes
Geena Davis
28%
507 votes
Knew none of them
39%
718 votes
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