Britain's Got Talent's Calum Scott has revealed he's in talks with labels after the success of his first song.
Last year's finalist, who had been backed by Simon Cowell with a golden buzzer, released his cover of Dancing On My Own back in March.
Without the help of major backing, the song took its sweet time to climb the charts but peaked in the Top 10 of iTunes last week.
And it's given Calum a boost as he enters talks with record companies after Simon Cowell decided not to sign him up following the BGT final.
“I didn’t get picked up by Syco but the ball didn’t get dropped, which is something I was really happy about," Calum said this week. "I was worried people would think that’s it, done, I had my few moments of fame. One of things I did think was that if I wasn’t picked up by Syco, maybe that was it for me.
"But I’ve been given some amazing opportunities. I feel everything happens for a reason. They didn’t pick me up and that’s fine.
"But I’ve appealed to other people and maybe I'll find my home with a different label and after some of the conversations I’ve been having, that may be the case sooner than you think. It’s super exciting times.”
Calum is currently recording and gigging in the US with fans flying from all over the country to watch him sing, alongside industry professionals.
"It was a very privileged moment. I had tears in my eyes when I’d finished: I got a standing ovation, people loved the material, and even the industry people had so many nice things to say," Calum told the Sunday Express newspaper.
He added: “I’m in a very lucky position right now; talking to all these labels out in LA. Life is pretty good!”