American Idol semi-finalists aren’t the only ones getting record deals these days.
Chris Rene, X Factor’s third-place finisher last season, has just told EW exclusively that he’ll be officially signing to Epic Records.
“I’ve dreamt about this moment my whole life,” says Rene. “And now its here. Working with L.A. Reid — ‘Big Homie’ — is a dream come true; he’s a great man,” Rene continued, referring to his X Factor mentor, who also helms the label.