Last night, Trent Harmon was crowned the final American Idol and walked away with a recording contract with 19/Big Machine on the show’s epic series finale, but runner-up La’ Porsha Renae didn’t walk away empty handed.
Music Row reports that in addition to signing Harmon, Big Machine has also offered Renae a deal with 19/Big Machine/Motown Records.
“Because of the overwhelming fan demand and success of the Farewell Season of American Idol we have made the decision to sign both Trent Harmon and runner up La’Porsha Renae to exclusive recording agreements,” said Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta in a statement. “I can’t think of a bigger and better way to bring this American Institution to a close. Everyone at the Big Machine Label Group, 19 Entertainment, the Universal Music Group & Motown Records are so thrilled with the outcome and can’t wait to get to work.”