'X Factor' Star Rachel Crow Lands Nickelodeon Show

by 8:29 AM PST, February 22, 2012
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Rachel Crow's emotional onstage breakdown after being eliminated from The X Factor is one of the show's most memorable moments of the season. But the 14-year-old former contestant now has a lot to celebrate after signing a TV deal with Nickelodeon and a recording contract with Columbia.

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"It's been amazing," Crow tells The Hollywood Reporter about the new deals. "A couple days after the elimination I just found myself sitting home asking myself, 'What am I going to do now?' And I never would've thought that this is what I was going do now. So, it's pretty amazing."

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According to the trade magazine, the Nickelodeon deal will give Rachel the starring role in her own musical comedy series pilot, as well as a recurring role on the network's new comedy series, Fred: The Show.

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In addition, Rachel has been signed by Sony's Columbia Records in partnership with her X Factor coach Simon Cowell's company, Syco. She's expected to begin work on her first album later this year.