London, (ANI): Boy-next-door Matt Cardle has been crowned the
winner of singing reality show 'The X Factor' after he left behind
The 27-year-old has secured one million pounds recording deal
with Syco Music owned by Sony Music Entertainment.
"Thanks from the bottom of my heart to everyone who voted for
me. It feels really good to be putting a record out soon. To be the
last man standing is just mind blowing," the Daily Mail quoted
teary Cardle as saying.
Boy band One Direction lost out earlier in the evening after
coming third in the viewers' vote. Cardle had been favourite to win
during most of the competition and impressed judges and fans with
his edgy style, delivering his own take on songs by stars as varied
as Britney Spears and Elton John.
His mentor Dannii Minogue said, "He totally deserves it. Rebecca
was incredible competition tonight. He didn't really believe he had
Mother Jenny said, "I am just so proud of him. I have always
believed in him, I just didn't realise it was going to work out so
well. I think he's brilliant. I am glad other people do as