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Louisa Johnson to rush-release debut album

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Louisa Johnson to rush-release debut album

This year's 'X Factor' winner Louisa Johnson is reportedly planning to rush-release her debut album.

The 17-year-old singer, who was crowned the winner of the the twelfth series two weeks ago, is keen to drop her LP - featuring 10 tracks - in February via Simon Cowell's record label Syco, according to the Daily Star newspaper.

However, the blonde beauty - who was the favourite to win from the beginning - may be riddled with nerves ahead of the release following the flop of her winner's single 'Forever Young' - a rendition of the Bob Dylan hit - in the charts.

However, despite failing to climb further than ninth position in the chart, Simon, 56, reportedly blames himself for the disastrous start to Louisa's singing career as he believes he should have chosen a more uptempo song for her.

A source said recently: "It's an embarrassing result for Syco. Even though Louisa had two fewer days of sales, they expected the single to fare much better.

"On reflection, they feel picking a more uptempo, anthemic song would have been a better idea.

"But they are fully behind Louisa and insist the poor chart position was down to the song, not the performer."

And, although she's yet to release her first album, Louisa is already looking to the future as she plans to have a handful of LPs under her belt within the next five years.