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Will Young voted most popular British artist ever, beating Robbie Williams, The Beatles

More than four years ago, Will Young won the UK’s Pop Idol, but he’s still incredibly popular. He was just “voted the most popular UK artist of all time in a poll of radio listeners,” according to the Mirror. Robbie Williams came in second, followed by Paul McCartney, The Spice Girls, and Coldplay. According to …

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Pop Idol creator sues Simon Cowell for copyright violation over his series X-Factor.

Pop Idol creator sues Simon Cowell for copyright violation over his series X-Factor. The creator of Pop Idol, which launched Simon Cowell’s notoriety as an ornery bastard with a short supply of insults, is suing Cowell over X Factor, a new talent competition Simon created for ITV. Simon Fuller’s 19 Television Productions, which co-produces the …

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hosts will return for Pop Idol 3, which is subtitled “The Next Generation.”

hosts will return for Pop Idol 3, which is subtitled “The Next Generation.” Returning for the third season of Pop Idol will be hosts Ant and Dec, who were the subject of “some speculation that the pair had grown bored with the show,” Digital Spy reports. They’re definitely coming back, though, but not until next …

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“Gareth hasn’t evolved as an act, whereas Will Young has shown he has a real talent.”

“Gareth hasn’t evolved as an act, whereas Will Young has shown he has a real talent.” Gareth Gates placed second during the UK’s first Pop Idol, and began his career as a success despite that finish, much like the US’ successful second-place singer, American Idol 2‘s Clay Aiken. He released two albums: What My Heart …

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judge confirms Pop Idol 3 for early 2005; Will Young wins award, films next video.

judge confirms Pop Idol 3 for early 2005; Will Young wins award, films next video. The country that spawned the Idol franchise will get a third season of the show–right around the time that the American version enters its fourth season. Show judge Dr. Fox said that he and the other three judges, including Simon …

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Gareth has not been dropped by BMG.

Gareth has not been dropped by BMG. Justin Guarini doesn’t have something in common with Gareth Gates after all. Like the American Idol runner-up, the Pop Idol runner-up had been reportedly dumped from his label, despite a successful duet with Will Young and a number-one single. However, according to an announcement on Gareth’s stupid unlinkable …

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Michelle says she’s not depressed, drunk; Pop Idol finalists have #1 song.

Michelle says she’s not depressed, drunk; Pop Idol finalists have #1 song. Pop Idol 2 winner Michelle McManus responded to rumors that she’s a suicidal depressed drunk. “‘Apparently, I’m some manic depressive on Prozac who hates London, can’t cope with the lifestyle and is hitting the bottle,” she told the Sunday Mail. “‘Just because I …

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Turkish Idol favorite killed his cousin; Pop Idol judge says “winner was rubbish.”

Turkish Idol favorite killed his cousin; Pop Idol judge says “winner was rubbish.” Controversy in American Idol is so lame compared to what goes down overseas. On Turkey’s version of the show, Popstar, the man who is “the favourite to win” went to jail for “five years in 1998 after he killed his cousin in …

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Michelle’s single debuts at number one; she’s the first Scottish artist to debut at 1.

Michelle’s single debuts at number one; she’s the first Scottish artist to debut at 1. Pop Idol 2 winner Michelle McManus’ debut single, “All This Time” (listen to it on her web site), has debuted at number one on the UK singles chart. That makes her “the first Scottish singer to debut at No. 1 …

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