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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.
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 The X Factor winner storms to number one with 'Skyscraper'. Sam Bailey charges to iTunes number one Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell tweet their support following tonight's final. Sam Bailey wins X Factor - Reactions The 2013 series draws to a spectacular close at London's Wembley Arena. X Factor live final: The best pictures Finalists were the most popular contestants for the duration of Live Shows. X Factor 2013: Voting stats in full Her cover of Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper' is already available on iTunes. X Factor: Sam Bailey single details The panel predicted who would win the series at the beginning of the live shows. X Factor: Judges' predictions revealed The show boss reveals that he 'loves' this year's winner's single. X Factor: Cowell congratulates winner The departing judge praises her "technical ability" following tonight's final. X Factor Gary: I want to write for Bailey Tenth series champion receives over a million votes to take the X Factor 2013 title. Sam Bailey wins The X Factor 2013 Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald's potential winners' singles are confirmed. X Factor: Winners' singles revealed Watch with Digital Spy as Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald go head-to-head... The X Factor 2013 grand final: Live blog Ellie Goulding and Sam Bailey take to the stage as one finalist is eliminated. X Factor live final: The best pictures Judge talks about her duet with Sam Bailey on the first part of the grand final. X Factor: Scherzinger praises Sam Bailey Nicholas McDonald and Sam Bailey will go head-to-head in X Factor's live final. X Factor: Luke Friend finishes third Digital Spy's live updates on the ITV extravaganza. X Factor Live Final: As it happened