X Factor's Dalton Harris WON'T get a £1m record deal like past winners but will sign to Simon Cowell's label
3rd December 2018

The Jamaican crooner, who beat Scarlett Lee to win last night's final, will still receive a Syco record deal, but Simon Cowell isn't parting with his cash like he used to.

Since 2011, it's believed winners get an initial advance of £150,000 for their first album.

If they continue to impress, the advance rises to £237,000 for a second record.

Acts can expect around £315,000 for a third album and something in the region of £400,000 for a fourth.

When asked what Dalton can expect from his winnings, an X Factor spokesperson told The Mirror: "A life-changing record deal," but failed to disclose a sum.


While previous victors could brag about bagging a £1million record deal, it's believed most of the money was used to market the winners' single.

The X Factor champ could usually be relied on to hold the Christmas number one spot, with Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis and Sam Bailey all boasting the achievement.

Simon once used to award acts with an incredible £1m record deal

But the last few years have seen a major shift with X Factor champs Louisa Johnson, Matt Terry and Rak-Su all missing out on the top spot.

The Government has announced it will waive VAT on the X Factor winner's single and will donate the money to various charities.

Dalton will be hoping to break the show's Christmas losing streak with his debut single, a cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's The Power of Love.


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