As we've learned from more than one reality competition over the past few years, just because you don't win the grand prize doesn't mean you're going to lose out on a shot at a singing career.
Although "X Factor's" Chris Rene was a runner-up to the show's first season winner Melanie Amaro, he's joining the singer at Epic Records nonetheless, a rep from the label tells CNN.
"I've dreamt about this moment my whole life," Rene has told Entertainment Weekly. "And now it's here. Working with L.A. Reid - 'Big Homie' - is a dream come true."
And that's not all: Reid, who's the Chairman/CEO of the label, has also snapped up "X Factor" contenders Astro (real name Brian Bradley) and Marcus Canty.
Astro, a 15-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, says in the statement that he intends to prove L.A. Reid was right when he said the young MC was a star.
Canty adds of his new deal in the statement, “I am very blessed and grateful to God for the opportunity to become a part of the Epic family. I am excited about working with my mentor L.A. Reid, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work."
Future contestants should take note: Clearly Reid is the "X Factor" judge to win over.
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Check with Simon!
Bunch of no talent Idol wannabees. Cancel this stupId show. Amer Idol is king!
Really? America Idol sucked after Simon left. Most of their winners are forgettable.
Kris and Marcus are horrible. Asto is creative. Rachel was better than them all. LA Reid is old. He doesn't have a clue.
Racheal is with Disney and is being well taken care of... Secondly Marcus was an Amazing talent on the show and they will all be successful.
You are completely delusional. LA Reid is old and have no clue I'm sure that's how he made Million just being old. ##crazy!
What fool signed the Moron Astro? He is rude, disrespectful and a low class loser. He will never get a hit. I agree with Chris and Marcus. They were wonderful and entertaining. Something Moron Astro knows nothing about.
I'm so Happy For Chris and Marcus :) Chris was my favorite guy on X Factor and Marcus was my Second favorite Guy on the X Factor :)
You need help. You are on a blog fighting with kids.
Isn't Astro signed with Jay-Z's label?
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Looks like Richard Fore is looking to nobodies to troll now. Leo, better stay on the DL.
Leo is a admin now? I didn't know he could delete comments! Richard got so butt hurt, he report'd 'em most likely.
I can dish it but can't take it. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
S'alright, D Four. We all know YOU can take it... Deep and hard.
I have to delete the comments. I was beaten by a troll.
@leo – you are quite a catch. A grown man fighting with kids. Show what a sad person you are.
Pardon? I just watch the kids playing. I don't get involved in their fights. You DO know people can post under whatever name they like, correct?
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