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Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Rachel Crow to star in Nickelodeon series — is she the real ‘X Factor’ winner?


Rachel Crow (Ray Mickshaw - Fox)
”X Factor” judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, and Steve Jones have all gotten the hook, and winner Melanie Amaro didn’t really get her coveted Super Bowl ad as promised — what she got was something more along the lines of a cameo in Elton John’s Super Bowl ad.

And, of course, “X Factor” creator/exec producer/judge Simon Cowell is getting his ego punctured on a weekly basis, what with NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” averaging the 20 million viewers Cowell had boasted his show would attract.

Meanwhile, coming out looking like a real winner: Rachel Crow – the bubbly teen whose ouster caused such an uproar on the show and who had just signed an overall talent deal with Viacom-owned Nickelodeon, which is developing a comedy series for her.

To keep her name in circulation, Nickelodeon has also added her, in a recurring role, to its new comedy series “Fred: The Show” opposite Lucas Cruikshank. Crow will play Starr, “an imaginative, confident but awkward teenager,” the network said in Wednesday’s announcement.

Crow also has been signed by Columbia Records/Syco. (Syco Entertainment being a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music.)

Crow, you’ll recall, is the adopted crack baby from Colorado who got tossed from the competition when Scherzinger wimped out and said it was too hard on her to determine whether Crow or another X-testant would leave that week, putting Crow’s fate in the hands of voting viewers. Scherzinger wound up getting booed off the stage and the incident marked the beginning of the end for the Pussycat Doll’s “X” career.

“I am incredibly happy for Rachel,” Cowell said in Wednesday’s news. “This girl has it. We saw her potential at the first audition and Nickelodeon and Columbia are the right homes for her.”

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