Following the news that X Factor also-rans Emblem3 landed a record deal with Simon Cowell's label, the TV and music mogul has now offered a similar deal to fellow X Factor finalists Fifth Harmony.
Like Emblem3, Cowell has signed the all-girl group to his Syco Music and L.A. Reid's Epic Records. In a statement to People magazine, Cowell says, "I knew from the girls' first performance at the judges' homes that we'd done the right thing [in putting them together in a group]. The chemistry between the girls both on stage and off is fantastic, and they are incredibly talented."
The group's debut album will be executive produced by Julian Bunetta, who also worked with X Factor alums One Direction and Leona Lewis. Aside from gender, Fifth Harmony has a lot in common with One Direction: they both came in third in their respective seasons, and they are both made up of individual contestants who were assembled into a group. Cowell is clearly hoping lightning will strike twice.
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