Two items. X Factor alum, Rachel Crow, has landed a TV and a record deal with Nickelodeon and Columbia records respectively. (Via Hollywood Reporter)
She has scored a talent deal with Nickelodeon that includes starring in her own musical comedy series pilot. In addition, she has been signed by Sony Music-owned Columbia Records in partnership with her X Factor coach Simon Cowell’s company, Syco.
That isn’t all. Nickelodeon has also cast Crow in a recurring role on the network’s new comedy series, Fred: The Show starring Lucas Cruikshank. She is already on-set shooting the role of Starr, an eccentric girl who acts and sings and, as her name indicates, wants to be famous. She will appear in at least five episodes airing in the spring.
As for the album she’s planning to record, Crow says she wants her music to be “spunky and there’s definitely gonna be some high notes in there. And it’s just gonna be me.”
X Factor Runner up, Josh Krajcik, hasn’t landed a deal yet…but he’s in the studio working on an album. (Via Hollywood Reporter)
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the former burrito slinger is in the studio with British producer and two-time Ivor Novello Award recipient Eg White, best known for producing Adele’s breakout hit “Chasing Pavements.” White also has Simon Cowell cred, having worked extensively with original Pop Idol winner Will Young (American Idol fans may recall Young’s season 9 send-off song “Leave Right Now,” also produced by White).
While Krajcik’s label designation has yet to be announced, the Ohio native does have a deal in place with Sony Music, says a show insider, who adds that the X Factor finalist is also writing and recording with a number of other producers
Winner Melanie Amaro, along with Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene already have deals in place