On 26 March 2006, Andy Abraham's debut album entered the UK album chart at number two, selling 176,000 copies in its first week In 2006. Abraham's second album, Soul Man, was not as popular yet it still managed to make the Top 20 in the UK Charts. His third studio album, Even If, was released in June 2008 to positive reviews.
In January 2010 Andy signed up with celebrity management agency Champions, on 14 March 2010 Andy performed at Arsenal player Theo Walcott's 21st birthday party, alongside Beverley Knight.
On 1 March 2008, Abraham won Eurovision Your Decision 2008, the UK selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, In the final, Abraham finished equal last of the 25 entries, In addition to becoming only the second UK act ever to come last in Eurovision.
After winning The X Factor, Steve Brookstein was immediately signed to the Sony BMG record label through which he released his first single, a cover of "Against All Odds". The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 2 and then climbed to number 1. Brookstein released his debut album Heart and Soul on 9 May 2005 through Sony BMG, The album was a success. In August 2005 it was announced that Sony BMG had dropped him from their line-up only eight months after his X Factor victory and despite the success of his debut single and album.
On 2 October 2006, he released his second single, "Fighting Butterflies", independently. Although accompanied and promoted by a music video, the song failed to chart in the UK Top 75. In March 2010, Brookstein performed at a pub in Cornwall where punters paid £2.50 to hear him sing. The gig was dubbed a sell-out. In May 2010, he was voted the biggest reality flop of all time.