On the rise: Rachel Crow

Who is Rachel Crow? It seems like her stardom just kind of bloomed overnight and is sky rocketing faster than you can say Nicole Scherzinger. Her elimination off of the hit show THE X FACTOR sent her fans into a tailspin, but upon her leaving she said herself, “I hope this is not my ending… I know it’s not."

Sure enough she was right. It’s just been announced that she will be joining Big Time Rush and Cody Simpson on their summer tour. Plus, she’s just signed an overall talent contract with Nickelodeon, which includes both a television series and a deal with Columbia Records.

"It's such an honor to be signed to Columbia Records," Crow said to the media. "To think that I am signed to the same label as my idols is a dream come true. I can't wait to get in the studio and start making music.” As for the show, she had this to say: "And I am so excited to now be a part of the Nickelodeon family. I grew up watching Nick and I'm a huge fan.”

According to OceanUp.com, Rachel will be appearing as a recurring role in the new comedy series FRED: THE SHOW playing the role of Starr, an awkward yet imaginative teenager who wants to break out of her boring town.

Congrats, Crow!