December 28, 2011 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Season one of The X Factor may have ended with Melanie Amaro as the winner of a record deal, but according to Simon Cowell, so have some other contestants. Runner-up Josh Krajcik, along with Chris Rene, and Astro have all reportedly gotten record deals coming their way. Read on for more…
The X Factor executive producer Simon Cowell, who co-owns Syco Music with Sony Music, has confirmed that Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Astro will all be getting music deals. Simon Cowell recently revealed in an interview about the past contestants getting record deals: “Anyone we’re genuinely not interested in, they’ll be let go. There is a lot of interest in a lot of the artists. We can’t sign everyone, but there’s going to be quite a few that are going to get deals. You’re not going to let Astro go. You’re not going to let Chris go or let Josh go. We’d be mad. But Melanie Amaro is the priority.” Simon then added that he will not let Josh or Chris go as he is certain someone will sign them, and we have to agree there!
As for Astro, whose real name is Brian Bradley, is a featured artist on a re-recording of Cher Lloyd’s Want U Back. Lloyd came in fourth place on The U.K. X Factor back in 2010. Astro is reportedly being snagged by Simon Cowell as well, although no one is expecting any official announcements until the new year hits. Are you excited that these former contestants will be getting record deals? Comment and share your thoughts with us!
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