'X Factor' Finalist Rachel Crow Scores a Record Deal and New Nickelodeon TV Show
'X Factor' Finalist Rachel Crow Scores a Record Deal and New Nickelodeon TV Show
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Rachel Crow is heading to Nickelodeon. And Columbia Records. Looks like she'll definitely be getting her own bathroom after all.

Crow finished four spots shy of the X Factor title this fall, but fans knew it wouldn't be long before another network snatched up the talented 14-year-old. Today Crow announced that she's scored a record deal with Sony Music-owned Columbia Records, and that Nickelodeon plans to develop a comedy pilot starring her.

And that's not all. As a warm-up of sorts for her launch into the world of Nickelodeon, Crow will appear in a recurring role on another new series from the network, Fred: The Show. She'll play a character named Starr, an "eccentric teenager who imagines herself as a showbiz star," says E! Online. According to The Hollywood Reporter, her stint on Fred: The Show could last for five episodes this spring.

"A couple days after the elimination I just found myself sitting home asking myself, 'What am I going to do now?' And I never would've thought that this is what I was going do now," Crow tells THR about her burgeoning TV career. "So, it's pretty amazing. I'm very thankful and I feel very blessed to have all this."

Her mentor and biggest champion throughout The X Factor season one, Simon Cowell, writes in a statement about the news: "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."

Nickelodeon's Talent Strategy and West Coast Operations EVP Paula Kaplan agrees, saying: "Rachel is an original. She's funny, genuine and has raw talent and a passion for performing. We're delighted to be home to her first acting project and think she is poised to join the ranks of our next generation of Nick stars."

As for her album, Crow says she plans to get started on it later this year. And she's in good company: other X Factor season one alums Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, Astro, Marcus Canty and, of course, winner Melanie Amaro are also signed with Sony.

(Image courtesy of FOX)

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