****** A FORMER Popstars winner and two Australian Idol entrants have banded together and landed a major American recording deal.
Tamara Jaber, who was part of the group Scandal'us that was created from the TV series Popstars, and Idol contestants Reigan Derry and Hayley Aitken have been signed as a trio to Island Def Jam records in the US.
Jaber's fiance and manager, Kyle Sandilands, signed the as-yet-unannounced deal on behalf of the girls in New York recently.
Jaber arrived in Sydney on Friday to spend a few days with Sandilands before heading back to the US to continue working with Derry and Aitken on their album.
After years of stops and starts, the hard slog seems to have finally have paid off for Jaber.