Singer Christina Aguilera says she would have never entered the current TV talent shows to find fame because negative criticism would have destroyed her.
According to contactmusic.com, Aguilera had appeared on the show Star Search when she was younger but says present shows like American Idol and The X Factor are more like trial-by-television.
She says: "It's great for the kids to show their talents - and if this is really what they want to do, that's a great way to start. I'm not sure I'd enter now if I was trying to make it, though. The judges are so critical - I would be too afraid to fail!"