Second-placed Ryhdian lands £1m record deal

December 20, 2007 by  
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Welsh wonder Rhydian Roberts is set to follow in the footsteps of Dame Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones after he signed a £1 million record deal with music mogul Simon Cowell.

Despite coming second to Leon Jackson in this year’s X Factor, the show’s top judge nevertheless has decided that he has what it takes to become a star, though it is not yet clear whether his new career will focus on the musical show-stoppers that won him so many fans over the past few weeks.

A source close to the singer told the Daily Star: “Rhydian is thrilled to have got a record deal. He knew he would get something out of appearing on the X Factor.”

However, the news is unlikely to bring an end to the ‘vote-fixing’ controversy surrounding the recent result, with thousands of fans still maintaining that the result was ‘rigged’, despite the protestations of the show’s producers, judges and even Rhydian’s mother.

At the same time, victor Leon has revealed that he celebrated being crowned the country’s top singing talent by going on a ‘drinks binge’ in London.

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