During this last season of American Idol we’ve seen La’Porsha Renae kill it each week, and last night when she was not crowned the Season 15 winner we were all pretty shocked, as Trent Harmon won the title.

However, no worries because La’Porsha still came out on top when she landed a record deal with Motown Records. In the past most runner-ups haven’t been offered major deals.

However, Big Machine Label Group founder and CEO Scott Borchetta said, “Because of the overwhelming fan demand and success of the farewell season of ‘American Idol,’ we have made the decision to sign both the winner, Trent Harmon, and runner-up, La’Porsha Renae, to exclusive recording agreements.”

He continued, I can’t think of a better way to bring this American institution to a close. Everyone at the Big Machine Label Group, the Universal Music Group and Motown Records are so thrilled with the outcome and can’t wait to get to work.”

La’Porsha Renae will also be joining the Universal Music Group family, signing with 19/Big Machine/Motown Records, in partnership with Big Machine.

Earlier this week American Idol Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson and Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard tweeted their support, admitting that they haven’t voted for anyone on American Idol, but La’Porsha definitely won them over.

In the end she’s still a winner. Congrats La’ Porsha!
-TSR