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'X Factor': Fleur East 'Will Sign To Simon Cowell's Syco Record Label Whether She Wins Over Ben Haenow Or Not'

14/12/2014 12:17 GMT | Updated 14/12/2014 12:59 GMT

It sounds like the pressure could be off for Fleur East ahead of Sunday night's 'X Factor' final, following claims that Simon Cowell wants to sign her to his record label regardless of whether or not she wins.

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The music mogul has reportedly been so impressed with Fleur - who first demanded our attention at judges' houses with her rendition of Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' - that he wants to sign her up to his Syco record label, even if Ben Haenow is named the winner.

It was reportedly Fleur's performance of 'Uptown Funk', otherwise known as THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE OF ANYTHING BY ANYONE EVER, that sealed the deal for Simon, and made him determined to make her a global star.

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Fleur East

An insider told the Daily Star: "Simon made the decision to sign Fleur after last week’s semi-final. He would love her to be crowned champion but he will give her a record deal whatever ­happens."

In 2010, Simon signed up all four of the acts who made it through to the final, with Cher Lloyd, Matt Cardle and an underground indie band named One Direction all going on to have number one singles in the UK while under his Syco record label.

He also currently looks after Fifth Harmony, a girl group who finished in third place in the American version of 'X Factor' back in 2012.

Fleur will go head-to-head with Ben Haenow in Sunday night's live final, both of whom are being mentored by Simon.

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