'X Factor' alum Rachel Crow lands Nickelodeon, recording deal
Maybe the crying for Rachel Crow will stop now? “The X Factor” contestant from last season has signed a talent deal with Nickelodeon. If that weren’t enough to keep the tears at bay, the 14-year-old has also wrangled a recording deal with Columbia Records.
In addition to starring in her own pilot on Nickelodeon, Crow will have a recurring role in the network’s new comedy series “Fred: The Show," where she'll play an awkward teenager whose acting and singing abilities aren’t taken seriously by her classmates.
Crow has also been signed by Sony Music's Columbia Records in partnership with her "X Factor" mentor Simon Cowell's company, Syco.
“It’s such an honor to be signed to Columbia Records,” Crow said in a statement. “To think that I am signed to the same label as my idols is a dream come true. I can’t wait to get in the studio and start making music.” Added Crow, “And I am so excited to now be a part of the Nickelodeon family. I grew up watching Nick, and I’m a huge fan.”
Crow’s perky persona charmed “X Factor” judges and audiences during her stint last season. She placed fifth in the competition, with former judge Nicole Scherzinger drawing ire in the process.
Cowell offered the following canned statement: “I am incredibly happy for Rachel. This girl has it. We saw her potential at the first audition, and Nickelodeon and Columbia are the right homes for her.”