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.
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.”
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.”
Video via The X Factor UK