Matt Cardle managed to have middling but lasting success as an indie act. Rebecca Ferguson didn't go dance and forged a lasting career as a MOR songstress. One Direction went on to not only get signed but enjoy a massive career. Cher...who? honestly. Flash in the pan, unfortunately. Mary...covers albums, aye. Katie....she married a model and hung out with him from Glee/The Canyons, that's about it I think.