HUGE news for much-loved X Factor star!

It looks like some major life changes are in store for Andrea Faustini following reports that the former X Factor star has sparked a major bidding war in the music industry. Not too shabby!

Record labels within the Sony group were apparently fighting over the talented Italian singer and it looks like Andrea has made his choice!

Commenting on the singer's decision, a source told the Daily Star Sunday: "Andrea signed a deal with RCA after weeks of discussion with various labels within Sony."

20-year-old Andrea, who wowed judges last summer with a rendition of the Jackson 5 classic Who's Loving You and once reduced the lovely Cheryl to tears with one particularly powerful performance, is now taking that talent to L.A where he is said to be working on a number of songs for his debut album.

It certainly seems like record bosses have big plans for the super-talented Andrea, with a source revealing: "Label bosses are confident he can be an international star with the right songs and are on the lookout for some of the world's best writers to work with him."

Apparently we should be prepared for some 'epic power ballads' and an album of 'original material'.

Bring it on, Andrea!