Simon Cowell is set to sign X Factor finalist Fleur East even if she doesn’t win the show.
Fleur East has made the final two in this years The X Factor along with Ben Haenow, as Andrea Faustini was eliminated yesterday (Saturday 13th) leaving the competition in 3rd place.
The Daily Star quoted Mr Cowell on Fleur, saying “She’s already a superstar. She could be the British Rihanna.”
A source told the newspaper: “Simon made the decision to sign Fleur after last week’s semi-final. He would love her to be crowned champion but he will give her a record deal whatever happens.”
Last night after Fleur performed her cover of ‘Can’t Hold Us’ Simon said: “For 10 years and probably before that, as a little girl yo had a dream of being a singer and a performer. It didn’t work out, you nearly didn’t come back after the first audition, and over the past two weeks, I’ve seen you transform into someone really, really special.
“You’re one of the nicest contestants I’ve ever worked with”.
So it looks like Fleur’s the winner even if she doesn’t win The X Factor 2014.