It looks like Simon Cowell has come through with his promises! Emblem3, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Fifth Harmony will all be signed to Sony Music/Syco, says a new report.
Tate Stevens reigns victorious after his X Factor win on Dec. 20, but he’s not the only contestant with a big and bright future before him, as judge Simon Cowell has revealed plans to sign the runners-up Carly Rose Sonenclar, Fifth Harmony and Emblem3. Hooray! Read on to hear about Simon’s plans for the three acts, and how his “biggest priority” is Emblem3.
While the runners-up may have failed to win the coveted prize of the $5 million record deal, that doesn’t mean that they will be going home empty-handed. HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Simon was planning to sign both Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony to Syco, and it looks like we were correct! A formal announcement will be made in early 2013.
“Simon is determined to prove that he can find the next big girl group in America,” a source tells Examiner.com. “He missed out on a chance to sign the Spice Girls and he’s regretted it ever since. Little Mix [2011 winner of The X Factor U.K.] might not have crossover success in America, so he’s hoping Fifth Harmony can fill what he likes to call ‘the gap in the market’ for a superstar all-female pop group.”
We have no doubt that Fifth Harmony will go on to have huge success! Interestingly, though, Simon is most invested in the boy band Emblem3.
Plans for Emblem3
“Emblem3 has always been Simon’s biggest priority out of this year’s contestants. He thinks Emblem3 can be as big as Hanson was in the late ’90s. And with Carly Rose, [Simon] Cowell wants to use a marketing strategy that was similarly used for Jackie Evancho, who’s been very successful for Syco. Carly’s first album will be more pop than Jackie’s music.”
How cool! However, Syco is not the only one who wants to sign the boys:
“Epic and Columbia both want Emblem3,” reveals the insider. “L.A. Reid is hot to sign Emblem3, but don’t count out [Columbia Records], because Columbia has One Direction. Syco has an interesting dilemma on which label to choose.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to hear the runners up will be getting record deals?
— Eleanore Hutch
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