Workout Playlist: American Idol and X Factor Edition
Hit the gym with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and 8 more acts who found fame singing on TV
Despite the ever-growing number of singing competition shows, X Factor and American Idol remain most popular. Interestingly, X Factor's UK edition contributes more songs to the American Top 40 chart than its domestic edition. It might not air on TV in the States, but you've likely heard a few former UK contestants on the radio, including Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd, and One Direction. American Idol favorites need less of an introduction here, as its alumni have prevailed in a variety of genres: pop (Kelly Clarkson), rock (Daughtry), country (Carrie Underwood), and so on. Whichever talent show or type of music you prefer, you can use the playlist below to survey the changing musical landscape while jogging over a real one.