Christopher Maloney has been offered a record deal he has confirmed.
The Liverpudlian finished third on The X Factor last year and even though his time on the show was marred with controversy, it seems that there are record labels out there willing to work with the former cruise ship singer.
James Arthur won the series and automatically landed himself a recording contract with Simon Cowell’s SYCO. It was later confirmed that Jahmene Douglas, Union J and Ella Henderson had also been signed to various Sony labels.
In an interview with The Liverpool Echo the 33 year old revealed that he will soon be making his first album and explained:
“The final three get a record deal but we get told in different stages. There’s been a few offers made so my management are negotiating the best deal.”
Maloney revealed that he no wants to start work on his new songs, though he admitted there is unlikely to be anything original on his debut release.
He’s planning on singing covers for the most part and said:
“I just want to get in the recording studio and make an album for my fans who are looking forward to hearing my music.
“It will probably be covers at first, but who knows. If I could emulate Jane McDonald’s career, that would be amazing.”
Maloney will soon be appearing on The X Factor tour, which kicks off later this month and he has thrown himself into rehearsals with the dancers and other former contestants. He tweeted today saying:
“good morning guys, arrived at rehearsals! can’t wait 2 get started again. bit of a soar throat today tho #fell asleep with the air con on xx”
“rehearsals are going really well! really productive. having a great Time with everyone. its gonna b a brilliant tour, get ur tickets now xx”
The scouse singer also appeared on Loose Women yesterday and once again met his idol Jane McDonald. The seasoned cruise ship singer tweeted him afterwards saying:
“@ChrisMaloney77 real pleasure to meet you…what a lovely man…good luck in everything you do. Love Jane xxx”
However it appears that not everyone is a Christopher fan and a source told The Mirror that some people were unhappy when he was allowed to come on tour, especially after his behaviour on the night of the final show. They said:
“There is unhappiness over this decision to let him back. He wasn’t universally liked whatsoever.”
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