It seems like every contestant they show on competition reality shows have some sort of tragic backstory. They faced some sort of adversity to get where they are. While some people roll their eyes after a while, I think these are the people we need to see.
Over the years, we've had several dozen artists play at our Cat Country Backyard BBQs. Turns out, one of the performers currently competing on "America's Got Talent" was actually one of our Backyard BBQ performers.