The things they say:

“The type of celebrity that television shows give you these days, without the experience of playing live, means you are just thrown to the wolves. Getting experience by being in a band and earning very little from what you love doing gives you the backbone, mettle and experience you will need later in life. I don’t dislike the people on these shows, but I feel sorry for them.” Sir Elton John on the stars of reality TV talent contests.