Simon Cowell signs Britain's Got Talent's Loveable Rogues
Britain's Got Talent finalists Loveable Rogues have signed a recording deal with Simon Cowell's Syco label in the UK.
The trio, who were beaten in this year's live final by Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey, will release their debut single later this year.
Eddie Brett, Sonny Jay and Te Eugene make up the Essex band who formed in 2010.
The group said they were "buzzing" about the news.
They performed two original songs during their run to the final of the talent series judged by Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden.
Band member Eddie Brett said: "This is everything we've been working towards and now it's happening we are so happy."
Sonny Jay added: "Syco is a fresh label working with some great acts and making big movements globally. We are really excited to join the family."
Simon Cowell's Syco label also releases music by artists such as One Direction, Leona Lewis and Labrinth.