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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Record label bosses battle to sign up X Factor's Janet

SEVERAL music labels are battling it out to land Irish X Factor star Janet Devlin.

It has been reported that the Tyrone teenager has signed on the dotted line with RKA records but the Herald can reveal that the singer has yet to formally accept an offer.

It had been speculated that she signed with the company just days after last year's series finished -- but the 17-year-old told the Herald: "I haven't signed anything yet.

"I don't really know what to do, there have been offers. Right now I'm writing music and I'm moving to London but I haven't made a decision. Either way I am heading into the studio this April and I'm really excited."

An insider close to the star revealed three top music companies have been trying to sign the flame-haired singer for months but nothing has happened because she wants to make sure she has control of her image and her album.



Control

"There was massive interest in Janet since she left the show. Everyone was voting for her and when the results came out that she was number one most weeks the phone would not stop ringing. She was close to saying yes a few times but she won't agree to anything," the source explained.

"It's really important to Janet that she gets to stick to her own style. She has loads of her own songs and she is adamant that they have to be on the first album. Some companies want to change her image and give her some songs and she really doesn't want that."

Janet admitted that she is even considering going it alone. "I have been told that I could sell the same amount and make the same amount of money if I released an album independently, so maybe that's what I'll do," she said.

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