Rachel Crow's Tween Dream: The X Factor Finalist Scores Record Deal and New TV Show!

Spunky singer scores a TV-comedy pilot with Nickelodeon and a music deal with Columbia Records, setting her up to become a multihyphenate tween sensation

By Alexis L. Loinaz Feb 22, 2012 7:27 PMTags
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She may have lost out to Melanie Amaro for The X Factor crown, but boy, does this Crow seem ready to fly!

In what amounts to some sweet revenge, finalist Rachel Crow has scored a deal with Nickelodeon to star in her own comedy series and has signed with Columbia Records to release an album, Nickelodeon announced today.

The double whammy puts the spunky charmer in serious contention to be a multi-hyphenate threat along the lines of tween sensations Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato—albeit of the non-Disney variety.

Here are the deets of the deal…

Nickelodeon plans to develop a pilot for a comedy series starring Crow. Additionally, she's landed a recurring role in another new series from the network, Fred: The Show, in which she'll play an eccentric teenager who imagines herself as a showbiz star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, her guest stint on Fred: The Show could stretch to at least five episodes airing this spring.

The record deal, which carries the stamp of approval of The X Factor head honcho Simon Cowell, places her in bigwig company: Adele and Beyoncé are her fellow labelmates

The singer took to Twitter today to share her excitement: "Good morning Crowmies so I finally get to share!! Were u all excited to hear about Nickelodeon and Columbia records? Cause I sure was."

Shortly after, she added, "I just want to say that u all inspire me so much to do my best. I never forget for 1 second that w/out all of u this would not be happening."

One of her biggest champions is Cowell, who said in a statement: "I am incredibly happy for Rachel. This girl has it. We saw her potential at the first audition, and Nickelodeon and Columbia are the right homes for her."

Crow—and her multitude of fans—were crushed last December when the adorable singer was booted off the show in a shocking rollercoaster of an elimination.

Great to see her bounce back with some great news.