‘X Factor’ runner up Chris Rene signs record deal with Epic — EXCLUSIVE
American Idol semi-finalists aren’t the only ones getting record specials these days.
Chris Rene, X Factor’s third-location finisher last season, has just informed EW solely that he’ll be officially signing to Epic Records.
“I’ve dreamt about this minute my whole existence,” says Rene. “And now its here. Operating with L.A. Reid — ‘Big Homie’ – is a dream come accurate he’s a wonderful man,” Rene continued, referring to his X Aspect mentor, who also helms the label.
On the display, former garbageman Rene shared his backstory – which included a descent into drug addiction and subsequent rehab — and found a group of fans early on, at some point finishing behind winner Melanie Amaro and runner-up Josh Krajcik on the Simon Cowell-helmed singing competition, which supplied a $ 5 million record contract to the winning finalist.
So what do you guys feel — were you rooting for Rene on X Issue? Are you excited to hear his full-length album?
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