Collabro sign with Cowell's Syco
10:10am Friday 13th June 2014 in © Press Association 2014
Collabro have yet another reason to celebrate as they have been signed to Simon Cowell's Syco record label, part of Sony Music.
The Britain's Got Talent and X Factor boss has snapped up this year's BGT winning act, an operatic five-piece man band who won over audiences with renditions of Les Miserables tunes.
After bagging the £250,000 prize fund and a performance spot at the Royal Variety Show in last weekend's final, Collabro - Jamie Lambert, Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Thomas Leak and Matthew Pagan - have now completed their dream with the recording contract.
Simon said: "Collabro were worthy winners of Britain's Got Talent. I am delighted to welcome them to Syco, and am looking forward to them starting work on their debut album."
The lads were equally excited about the deal, with Jamie saying: "Signing to Syco is the most incredible feeling. We are so lucky and proud to join a family of amazing, talented artists and colleagues and we are thrilled to be working with Syco in order to take Collabro to the next level.
"This is an absolute dream for us, and it's only the beginning."
Collabro are knuckling down straight away - they have already gone into the studio to start work on their debut album, which is due to be released on July 14.
Syco is also home to One Direction, although former X Factor winner James Arthur confirmed he wasn't at the label any more this week, just after fellow ex show winner Leona Lewis left for a new deal at Island Records.