True in one way but not in all ways.Don't fall into that trap. We say that every year about someone & it very seldom comes true.
Last season's recording contracts went down at least as far as the Top 6, since Chris Richardson is working on an album and Phil Stacey has one released. So getting the recording contract is a realistic goal.
Most of these people -- including several winners -- haven't become massive successes. But most people who get recording contracts the regular way (whatever that is) aren't massive successes (see "Carly Hennessy"). So getting into the Top 6 is at least a shot at something, just not a guarantee.