Simon Reveals Plans To Sign Act Regardless Of X-Factor Result Tonight 6 years ago

Simon Reveals Plans To Sign Act Regardless Of X-Factor Result Tonight

Simon Cowell has hinted he plans to sign Fleur East to his record label, regardless of the results of tonight’s live show.

The 27-year old is competing against Ben Haenow in the X-Factor final show tonight, which will see one walk away with a recording contract.

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Following last week’s performance at the semi-final, Cowell admits he was blown away by Fleur’s performance of Uptown Funk, and thinks he can make the Londoner the ‘British Rihanna’.

Speaking to the Daily Star, a show insider said:

“Simon made the decision to sign Fleur after last week’s semi-final.

“He would love her to be crowned champion but he will give her a record deal whatever happens.”

 

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The music mogul didn’t deny the rumours either, telling the paper:

“Based on what I saw last week, I’d have to say Fleur really has the potential to be huge if she was given material as good as Uptown Funk.

“I’ve never seen such a reaction to a song in my life. It was unbelievable. The original is fantastic but what she did with it is ­incredible. It was almost perfection.

“She could sing and dance and put on a show and we haven’t seen anyone like that in a long time.”

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Video via The X Factor UK