XFactor 2012: Union J, Ella Henderson, Jahmene Douglas get record deals?

Union J (X Factor 2012)

Union J, Ella Henderson and Jahmene Douglas are all set to scoop record deals from Simon Cowell, it's been claimed.

The Sun reports this morning that the trio are expected to be given "lavish" deals now the show has finished.

So far, only winner James Arthur has been officially signed, with his debut winner's single out now.

Ella's mentor previously claimed that the 16-year-old had record companies fighting to sign her.

Tulisa said: "She’s [Ella] been getting record deals thrown at her left, right and centre."

All three of the acts will first be taking part in the X Factor 2013 tour before anything else, which is due to start in Manchester in January.

Meanwhile, the newspaper also claims that even Christopher Maloney could be due to get an offer.

Despite all negative press, which has only continued since his exit, bosses are confident a record from the singer could sell.

Chris topped the votes for seven of the nine weeks of the show, so it's clear that the Liverpudlian singer has fans... somewhere.

An insider told The Sun newspaper this morning: “Chris has shown how popular he is by winning the vote on the first seven shows.

“If Cowell doesn’t give him an album deal then someone else will — and if you targeted an album of covers around Mothers’ Day then it could sell.”

Last year's series saw Little Mix, Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily and Misha B all signed after the series finished.

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