'X Factor' Runner-Up Chris Rene Scores Record Deal


In another case of talent being recognized despite not winning it all, The X Factor runner-up Chris Rene has signed a record deal.

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According to EW, the crooner confirmed that he will be officially signing to Epic Records after finishing third in the show's first season.

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"I've dreamt about this moment my whole life, and now it's here," Rene said. "Working with L.A. Reid is a dream come true."

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Rene was one of the most watched performers on the show due to his compelling backstory and obvious talent.