Just because an act didn't win The X Factor, it doesn't mean their dreams of musical superstardom are over – just ask 2017's runner-up Grace Davies.
(Or Olly Murs, or JLS.)
Grace finished in second place during last year's grand final, placing behind Rak-Su (who were always going to win it anyway, going by the voting figures), but just like other non-winners before her, Grace has now been officially signed up by Simon Cowell's Syco record label.
The Sun broke the news last night (January 12), while Grace herself also made the announcement on Twitter, describing it as her "dream".
So excited to FINALLY officially announce that I have been signed by @syco - my dream ]]>💕💽