Last year's winner of The Voice, Jermain Jackman, has admitted that appearing on the BBC One show, and other singing competitions like The X Factor, does not automatically make the contestant a huge star.
Speaking to the IBTimes UK on the release date of his self-titled debut album, the 20-year-old said he agreed with coach Ricky Wilson, who recently told The Mirror that contestants appearing on The Voice do not expect to become famous instantly.
Jackman said: "Yeah [I agree] because these things take time. Everyone thinks you win The Voice or you win The X Factor or you win Britain's Got Talent and you're automatically a star, you've made it and you can have a long career.
"[But] no, because you have to work your butt off. You have to continue to work hard and the hard work doesn't come until after the show. [You have to] continue that momentum, continue to be in the public eye and continue to bring out music. The thing is now you have a framework around you, a record label with deadlines to meet."
The London-born singer says he is proud to come from the TV series and to have been able to inspire other young people to achieve their dreams.
"It's definitely helped me, it's provided me with a platform to promote myself and to perform and to get those great opportunities. Not just for me but for so many other young people," the singer said.
"Everyone's like, 'did it hinder you?' No, it didn't hinder me winning The Voice, it really helped me."
In March, the London-born singer released his first single titled How Will I Know and dropped his debut album the same day. Fans will be pleased to know that the LP features Jackman's rendition of A House Is Not A Home, which he famously sang while appearing on the BBC show.