The search to find music's biggest star is set to begin once again when the eighth series of the X Factor kicks off in 48 hours.
The lucky hopeful who will manage to impress the judges through the auditions, bootcamp, judges house round and the final to land the title of winner of the X Factor, will be catapulted to instant fame thanks to a recording contract.
But what about the hopefuls who just miss out on winning, what happens to them? Well, it appears as though they too become successful, if not more so than the winners!
Since the X Factor started way back when, runner up contestants such as, Cher Lloyd, JLS, Olly Murs, Diana Vickers and yes, even Jedward, have all proved that winning isn't everything.
So we take a look at the X Factor losers who have actually become winners!