X Factor's Kerrianne Covell has signed an international management deal.
The talented performer, who many would say was robbed of a spot in the live shows last auutmn, is looking forward to a year full of new challenges after joining artist management company RU Listening LTD.
Since being turned away by The X Factor, 24-year-old Kerrianne has been honing her skills behind the microphone, performing around the country, and building up her repertoire.
Kerrianne's now off to Dubai to prepare "for the journey ahead", saying she's "so excited" to have signed a deal, joining the same company as fellow North East singer Samantha Durnan.
Kerrianne said: “Samantha is a good friend and a fantastic performer, and I just know I’m in great hands there. I’m thrilled at the possibility of working with the RU Active team in Dubai – what an opportunity!”
RU Group executive chairman Richard Upshall added: “I’m really excited to announce the addition of Kerrianne Covell to the RU Listening team, and I want to welcome her into our family.
“She is such a talented performer and by working with RU Listening and RU Active I know she’s really going to flourish.
“There is some unbelievable talent coming out of the North East region at the moment, and with Samantha Durnan already on board, there are definitely exciting times ahead for RU Listening.”