‘America’s Got Talent’ finalists Forte sign record deal with Simon Cowell’s label

Big news -Even though Forte did not win “America’s Got Talent,” they are getting the chance to reap some of the rewards like Jackie Evancho and Susan Boyle, two other singers with a classical leaning that each went far in separate versions of the competition. This week, it was announced that the group has been signed to Simon Cowell’s SYCO imprint as well as Columbia Records, and that they will have a self-titled album out on November 12. (Here’s a little bit of irony for you: Even though these guys didn’t even finish in the top three on their season, they are still getting an album out before “American Idol” winner Candice Glover.)

In a statement, here is what the group said about getting the opportunity to record an album in such a short span of time after filming:

“We are excited to be joining one of the most prestigious labels in the entire music industry. To go from complete strangers to a bona fide group on the same label as the top names in music is simply incredible. We can’t wait to share this album with our fans.”

We did envision these three having a good shot at a career after the show, since their talent was real and not really motivated by any sort of backstory. They also may not have went so far that they will be forever identified with the show, and could have a little bit of distance.

You can hear the first track from the album in “Caruso” below, but before that, here is the full track list (which includes some classic songs as well as a few holiday hits):

1. The Prayer

2. Pie Jesu

3. Somewhere

4. Unchained Melody

5. My Heart Will Go On

6. Caruso

7. Nessum Dorma

8. Bridge Over Troubled Water

9. Something

10. O Holy Night

11. Silent Night

So yes, it is pretty interesting that both “Somewhere” and “Something” are on the same record.

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