Olly Murs scores an EPIC record deal

Posted by Dean Piper On February 9th, 2010

He was the big loser at the X Factor final when he failed to beat Joe McElderry. But Essex boy Olly Murs could be having the last laugh.
Despite Simon Cowell passing on the opportunity to sign him to his record label, Syco, the cheeky chappy is signing a six-figure deal with the EPIC records – the company that made JLS the star of 2008′s series.
My source reveals: “Olly’s been down in the dumps because Simon had turned down working with him and it didn’t look like anybody else would want to sign him up. But Epic have come to his rescue and really believe he’s the ‘JLS’ of this year. They think he has the talent and the longevity and commitment needed to make it as a pop star. So they’ve offered him a one-album deal to start with and he’s signed. He’s already working on new tracks in the studio and trying to work out who to write with. The label want him to come up with an album of original music – just like the boys from JLS did.
“The plan is for him to be a cross between the UK’s Justin Timberlake and Robbie Williams. There’s a big gap in the market for a trendy cool new solo male singer with a pop edge – and Epic believe Olly has what it takes.”
The 25-year-old was widely expected to be snapped up by Simon Cowell after the series finished in December. But things failed to work out with Simon and he opted to concentrate just on winner Joe McElderry’s career. He’s planning to turn little Joe into the new ‘Zac Efron’ if rumours are to be believed with a Hollywood career beckoning.
Last week a spokesman for Simon’s label wished Olly all the best with his career – along with Danyl Johnson and Stacey Solomon. The statement read: “We never guarantee contracts for anyone other than the X Factor winner and this year we’ve decided to focus on Joe.
“However, we understand there is interest in other finalists from many parts of the musical industry and we hope they all do very well.”
The big question is will Mr Cowell have regrets about not signing up Olly? And could he become the true success story of the series just gone?! I think he stands a chance.

One Response to “Olly Murs scores an EPIC record deal”

  1. Industry Music Says:

    Great news- Olly deserves it!

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