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Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey
Prison officer Sam lives in Leicestershire with her husband and their two children Tommy and Brooke, and has previously performed on cruise ships and at festivals.

In an interview with Digital Spy earlier in the year, she named Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton and Celine Dion among her musical idols.
The X Factor star's new song gets its first UK radio play. Listen to Sam Bailey's new single The X Factor winner will release her debut set The Power of Love on March 24. Sam Bailey unveils new album artwork Belfast plays host to the opening night of The X Factor tour. X Factor Tour: Opening night in pictures We look back at the Pussycat Doll's greatest moments on the ITV show. Nicole Scherzinger's best X Factor bits The #BeyGood campaign will raise money as part of star's 'Mrs Carter Show' tour. Beyoncé partners with Prince's Trust The singer is still in discussions with bosses and could well return to perform. Nicole Scherzinger may quit X Factor The singer talks to DS about Simon Cowell, her debut album and more. Sam Bailey talks life after The X Factor The singer premieres the first original cut to be lifted from his new album. Listen: Nicholas McDonald's debut single The pair record 'Ain't No Mountain' for Bailey's debut album. Sam Bailey, Michael Bolton in the studio BBC One show scores 7.89m viewers, while ITV's Splash holds steady with 3.54m. Voice UK continues to top ratings She says she found it hard to believe she was on the phone to the music mogul. Sam Bailey on first Cowell phone call X Factor winner's debut record The Power of Love will be released on March 24. Sam Bailey announces debut album Digital Spy brings you all the gossip as the celebs celebrated backstage. What did we see at the NTAs after-party? Bolton hints that he may feature on the X Factor winner's debut LP. Michael Bolton duet for Sam Bailey album? The X Factor winner also speaks about recording her debut album. Sam Bailey: 'I haven't met Simon Cowell' Michael Bolton says that he was rooting for Sam Bailey to win The X Factor. NTAs: Michael Bolton on reality stars The singer will release his first collection in March. Nicholas McDonald confirms debut album The pair will sing a cover of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. Sam Bailey, Michael Bolton to open NTAs Nicholas McDonald reportedly inks a deal with Sony Music imprint RCA Records. X Factor finalist signs record deal? The singer climbs to the top spot for the first tally of the year. Pharrell claims first Irish No.1 of 2014 We look back over the biggest moments in music this year. Music highlights of 2013: Part 2 The singer secures his third UK number one single of 2013 with Despicable Me 2 track. Pharrell Williams scores UK number one Sam Bailey says she hopes to have a mix of covers and original tracks on the LP. Sam Bailey album due out in spring The X Factor winner shifts 149,000 copies of her debut single 'Skyscraper'. Sam Bailey scores 2013 Christmas No.1 The star storms to the top spot after winning the talent contest last weekend. X Factor's Sam Bailey is Irish Xmas No.1 The main contender for this year's Christmas number one releases official video. Sam Bailey unveils 'Skyscraper' video X Factor champion is to support megastar in Birmingham. Sam Bailey's Beyoncé tour date announced X Factor winner talks to DS about meeting her new boss and Mrs O's afterparty antics. Sam Bailey praises "inspirational" Cowell The singer has sold 67,000 digital copies of her winner's single so far. Sam Bailey cruising to Christmas No.1 The 36-year-old also poses with players and holds up her own Leicester City shirt. Sam Bailey performs at Leicester match We ask if the singer can maintain a career outside of the show. Can Sam Bailey last beyond X Factor? The champ is currently outselling her nearest rival by two copies to one. Sam Bailey leading Christmas No.1 race X Factor runner-up also hits out at Gary Barlow for "having a problem" with him. Nicholas McDonald disappointed by Louis The 36-year-old hopes that the press will not 'interfere' with her personal life. Sam Bailey: I hope paparazzi respect me Anna salutes X Factor winner Sam Bailey and stays classy at the Anchorman 2 premiere. Anna Williamson's Showbiz Peek at the Week Digital Spy salutes Sam Bailey's victorious mentor. Sharon Osbourne's X Factor best bits Sam's 'working mum to popstar' transformation adds an endearing perspective. Sam Bailey: 'Skyscraper' review The singer adds new shows to meet high demand for tickets. Beyoncé adds three dates to 2014 UK tour Including Beyoncé, Sam Bailey, Lorde, Duke Dumont and Lea Michele. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear BBC One's Sports Personality of the Year also down on last year with 5.7m viewers. X Factor final second lowest-rated to date