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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Some Info on Scotty and Lauren's Contracts

Because Scotty and Lauren are minors, their contracts must be approved by a judge. Which means they’re public record. Which means we can see the details!

The Associated Press is reporting that Scotty will receive $250,000 for winning and for recording his first album. He’ll also receive money for merchandise rights and royalties for his recordings.

Lauren will receive $87,500 for finishing second. That amount will double if she records an album.

By comparison, Jordin Sparks—another minor—received $180,000 upon winning the show and another $180,000 for recording her album. Of course that was four years ago…