Rachel Crow may have been eliminated from The X-Factor in one of the more unpopular decisions of the seasons, but it may turn out to be the best thing that could have happened for the 14-year-old singing sensation.Nickelodeon announced today that it is making an overall talent deal with the teen. As part of the new pact, Nickelodeon is developing a comedy series for Crow. In addition, she has been signed by Columbia Records/Syco for a recording contract.
“It’s such an honor to be signed to Columbia Records,” said Crow. “To think that I am signed to the same label as my idols is a dream come true. I can’t wait to get in the studio and start making music.” Added Crow, “And I am so excited to now be a part of the Nickelodeon family. I grew up watching Nick, and I’m a huge fan.”
Simon Cowell, The X Factor judge and Crow’s mentor during the show said, “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.”
In addition to plans for her to star in a new pilot for the network, Crow is slated to appear in a recurring role in Nickelodeon’s new comedy series Fred: The Show appearing opposite Lucas Cruikshank. Crow will play Starr, an imaginative, confident but awkward teenager. Like Fred, Starr’s self-perception doesn’t match up with how the world sees her. To her classmates, she seems a bit eccentric, but in her own mind, Starr is a wildly talented actress and singer and ready to break out of her boring town.
Fred: The Show airs Friday nights.