‘X-Factor’ contestant, Colorado native Rachel Crow signs with Nickelodeon

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(CNN) — Simon Cowell was “convinced” that 14-year-old former “X Factor” contestant Rachel Crow would end up on TV after getting cut from the reality competition last year, and he was right.

Rachel Crow from Longmont, Colorado has not only landed a talent deal with Nickelodeon that will see her star in her own musical comedy pilot, but she’s also snagged a recording contract with Columbia Records, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Finally able to share the news on Wednesday, the young star tweeted to her fans, “Were u all excited to hear about Nickelodeon and Columbia records? Cause I sure was.”

She added, “I just want to say that u all inspire me so much to do my best. I never forget for 1 second that w/out all of u this would not be happening.”

THR reports that Crow, who attended middle school in Mead, Colo., will also appear on the Nick comedy “Fred: The Show” in a recurring role.

Crow will portray Starr, a unique talent will dreams of becoming an entertainer, in at least five episodes this spring.

For Nickelodeon exec Paula Kaplan, the teen is an “original.”

“She’s funny, genuine, and has raw talent and a passion for performing,” Kaplan tells THR. “We’re delighted to be home to her first acting project and think she is poised to join the ranks of our next generation of Nick stars.”

Crow moved from Colorado to Los Angeles two years ago to pursue her dream.

Her aunt still lives in Longmont.

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