Courtesy of EW.com:
American Idol semi-finalists aren’t the only ones getting record deals these days.
“I’ve dreamt about this moment my whole life,” says Rene. “And now its here. Working with L.A. Reid — ‘Big Homie’ – is a dream come true; he’s a great man,” Rene continued, referring to his X Factor mentor, who also helms the label.
On the show, former garbageman Rene shared his backstory – which included a descent into drug addiction and subsequent rehab — and found a group of fans early on, eventually finishing behind winner Melanie Amaro and runner-up Josh Krajcik on the Simon Cowell-helmed singing competition, which offered a $5 million record contract to the winning finalist.
So what do you guys think — were you rooting for Rene on X Factor? Are you excited to hear his full-length album?