The journey is not over for the girls of Fifth Harmony. Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui announced this morning that they have been OFFICIALLY signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Music and LA Reid’s Epic Records. This news comes just one month after the girls placed third in the most recent season of The X-Factor.

I cannot begin to explain how ridiculously and irrationally excited I am from this news. Ever since the judge’s homes round when they were first put together as a group and performed “Impossible,” Donovan and I have loved them and obsessed over them. They were always my choice to win and we would constantly re-watch their previous week’s performances in anticipation of the next week. Even now that X-Factor is over, we still play a lot of their performances when we get together.

I had a feeling Simon would sign them after he posted a poll on whether or not he should work with them. If you remember, One Direction also placed third in their season and Simon chose to sign them and they have BLOWN UP. While I don’t expect the same international success for these girls, I am living for the thought of an album and a tour. You never know though… Anything could happen ;)

How do you guys feel about the news? Do you think what didn’t kill them made them stronger, or will they fail to achieve the impossible? Okay. Enough cheesy performance references!