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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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