X Factor hopeful's album deal
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 June 2010
X Factor' contestant Keedie Green has already had a £1 million five-album record deal with EMI
An 'X Factor' wannabe has allegedly already had a £1 million five-album record deal.
Keedie Green, 27 - who has got through the first round of auditions for the reality TV show - reportedly secured the record deal with EMI in 2005 and has already had two top 20 singles.
A source close to the classically-trained singer revealed to The Sun newspaper: "Keedie is a seasoned pro - she should have no trouble walking this competition."
The 'X Factor' hopeful - who reached number two in the charts with former Blue star Duncan James and scored a top 20 single with the England cricket team when they recorded 'Jerusalem' - also has close ties with a number of the ITV1 show's team.
Guest judge and former 'Neighbours' star Natalie Imbruglia previously revealed Keedie had sung at her birthday party, while Keedie is also said to be an acquaintance of the show's creative director Brian Friedman and Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend Sinitta.
When putting her through to the next round of auditions, Natalie said: "It made me cry it was so amazing. I'm definitely putting you through."
However, despite her previous record deal and her friendships with a number of the 'X Factor' team, the show's bosses maintain she isn't breaking any rules.
A spokesperson said: "Keedie does not have an existing recording contract and is therefore eligible to enter 'X Factor'."