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The X Factor is back, and it's time to say goodbye to your Saturday nights until Christmas! But before the auditions start, we thought we'd trawl the archives and see which classical stars have dabbled in reality TV and talent shows over the years.
Ah, little Joe McElderry. After triumphing in The X Factor in 2009 and enjoying some pop success, he followed in Darius Campbell's footsteps and took the plunge in Popstar To Opera Star. McElderry blew away the competition and thrashed Cheryl Baker in the final, becoming the winner in 2011. Since then, he's recorded arias by Verdi, Puccini and, strangely, an Italian version of 'My Heart Will Go On' from Titanic.
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