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X Factor finalist Sam Bailey will take to the stage alongside global superstar Beyoncé if she beats her rivals to claim the winning spot, it has been announced.
The winner of the show will take a support slot on Beyoncé's Mrs Carter tour in the UK next year.
Sam - a former prison guard from Leicester - must beat fellow finalists Luke Friend and Nicholas McDonald in the conclusion of the TV talent show this weekend to claim the X Factor crown.
The news was broken in a video recorded for the contestants by Beyoncé herself.
In it, she said:
Hey, I just wanna say good luck to all The X Factor finalists and announce a very special prize to the winner.
The winner of this year’s X Factor will be joining me on the Mrs Carter tour, coming back to Europe in February.
I can’t wait to see you soon. Good luck!
X-Factor finalist Sam Bailey Bailey's mentor Sharon Osbourne confirmed that this year's runaway favourite would appear on her US show if she wins and said the singer would be a huge hit in the States.
The judge described the former prison warder from Leicestershire as "the real deal" ahead of tonight's show, when all three finalists will sing together as a group, before going head to head in the battle for viewers' votes to decide which pop hopeful leaves the show first.
Sam Bailey, this year's X-Factor favourite, said that if she won she would celebrate by having "a cup of tea and actually sitting down to drink it".
"It would be nice to sit down with a proper builder's brew and a French Fancy," she added.
The former prison warder, who has been hotly tipped to win this year's show, said her mind was "boggled" with learning all her songs for tonight's episode.