It hardly matters. Half the time, the #2 winner seems to have the better career than the one who gets "locked in" to working for Simon for a year by winning the #1 spot! Whereas the #2 winner can pick and choose from various offers made by other record companies.
Number Two: Conform, Number Six! Conform!
Number Six: I will not be stamped, filed, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! I am a person.