WGWG bland and forgettable Chayce floated a sob story. He also had the Cougar voters. It's not a good look for Idol to keep having the same type of winners.
But in the last several years, non-winners have made more of a name for themselves. Alejandro, Gabby Barrett, Jax, Daniel Seavey, Catie Turner, Laci Booth, Dillon James were all signed to major labels without winning.