'X Factor' Teenager Crow Signs TV, Record Deal

February 22, 2012 - 3:55 PM
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, former contestant on "The X Factor," Rachel Crow, arrives at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Nickelodeon announced Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, it has signed fourteen year-old singing sensation Rachel Crow to an overall talent deal. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rachel Crow was a tearful runner-up on "The X Factor," but she's a winner now.

The 14-year-old singer has signed a series deal with the Nickelodeon channel and a recording contract with Sony's Columbia Records-Syco.

Nickelodeon said Wednesday its agreement with Crow includes development of a comedy series for the teenager. She'll also have a recurring role in Nickelodeon's new program, "Fred: The Show."

Crow's recording deal puts her in business with "X Factor" creator Simon Cowell's Syco enterprise.

The big-voiced teenager made a dramatic exit from "X Factor" last December: Crow collapsed onstage after she was voted off by viewers.