Simon Cowell signs up Isaac Waddington

Isaac, far right, with his family from left, sister Martha, mum Imogen and brother Jack with Lady the pug Picture: Kimberley Barber
Isaac, far right, with his family from left, sister Martha, mum Imogen and brother Jack with Lady the pug Picture: Kimberley Barber
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SINGING sensation Isaac Waddington has hit the big time after landing himself a record deal with music boss Simon Cowell.

The 15-year-old, from Portchester, appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and made it through to the finals with his spell-binding musical performances of Billy Joel classic She’s Always a Woman and George Michael’s I Can’t Make You Love Me.

The Portsmouth Grammar School pupil not only captured the hearts of the nation, securing himself the fifth spot, but he also won over BGT boss Simon.

In fact he impressed Simon so much, that immediately after the show had finished, Simon drafted Isaac in to play at his summer charity ball – the Together for Short Lives Midsummer Ball – and then offered him a recording contract with his record label Syco.

Isaac, of Castle Street, said that the last week, since appearing on Sunday’s final, had been like a whirlwind and that he had still somehow managed to find the time to sit his GCSE exams in between meeting with music moguls and putting on star-quality performances.

He was unavailable for comment last night but his Facebook page included the Syco logo and the words: ‘It’s official.’

His mum Imogen said: ‘Yes, it’s official. It’s fantastic.’

Now Isaac is hoping to be able to record some of his own music, as he is also a talented song-writer.

Imogen said she was immensely proud of Isaac but that she was relieved to hear that the record company wanted to allow Isaac some time to be a ‘teenager’.

She said: ‘The management have been so lovely. The president of Syco was really sweet and said that they want Isaac to be a teenager, go to college and write some music and enjoy himself. As a mum that was lovely to hear. It has been brilliant.’

Isaac also announced on Twitter that he has signed to Roar Global management company.