X Factor runners up JLS
X Factor creator and entertainment mogul Simon Cowell is no fool!
This news should not come as a surprise to any of us.
Via The London Paper
STARS of the X-Factor are being paid just as little as £100 each for performing on the live tour, it emerged today.
Winner Alexandra Burke – currently number one in the singles charts – and other finalists are being paid £250 per concert.
But biggest losers are four-piece outfit JLS who lost out to Alexandra in the live final. They are being paid £400 per concert working out as £100 each.
Concert fees go up to £200 a show for each member of JLS and £500 for solo artist during weekdays.
But they have to perform two shows a day at the weekend, effectively halving their fee.
Tickets for the shows across the country cost between £30 and £45 and many have been sell outs.
The shows at the O2 Arena will make £600,000.
And in other news….
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has become the first British female to sell a million copies of a single in the UK.
Burke’s cover of the classic ‘Hallelujah’, has been sitting at the number one spot for the past three weeks, and was the first chart-topper of 2009.
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