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Sam Bailey urges home-town hopefuls to audition

Previous winner Sam Bailey
Previous winner Sam Bailey Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Previous X Factor winner Sam Bailey has told new hopefuls the show creates 'so many opportunities' and to definitely audition when the show visits her home-town later today.

Everyone should definitely go for it - what have they got to lose? My advice for those hoping to audition would be to just enjoy yourself don't give too much away - don't tell them your life story - and sing like your life depends on it.


Sam Bailey record signing in home-town of Leicester

Sam Bailey performing on the X Factor live tour Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Sam Bailey will be signing copies of her recently-released album at a record store in her home town of Leicester today.

The X Factor winner released her debut album on Monday. She recently announced she is pregnant with her third child, and has pushed her headline tour back until next January as a result.

Read more: Sam Bailey wows audience at Beyonce concert in Birmingham

Sam Bailey hoping for Mother's Day hit

Sam Bailey Credit: PA

According to this morning's Official Charts Company sales data, X Factor winner Sam Bailey could be number 1 in the album charts this weekend. Her album, "The Power of Love" looks likely to knock George Michael's "Symphonica" off top spot.

Today's sales update puts her almost 4000 copies ahead of the second best selling single, Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey’s "Going Back Home". If Sam maintains her lead, The Power Of Love will be the highest charting X Factor winners’ album since Alexandra Burke in October, 2009.

Leicester X-Factor winner Sam Bailey wows thousands at Beyonce show

Leicester X-Factor winner Sam Bailey supported Beyonce in Birmingham last night, performing to around 15,000 fans.

The concert at the LG Arena was well received by fans on social networks, who described her as 'brilliant' and 'unreal'.


Beyonce to be supported by X-Factor winner Sam Bailey

The singer will be supported at the LG Arena tonight by X-Factor winner Sam Bailey Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Global superstar Beyonce wowed crowds at Birmingham's LG Arena last night with her Mrs Carter tour.

And tonight, crowds are in for an extra treat - as Leicester's X Factor winner Sam Bailey will hit the stage as her support act on the second night of her show tonight.

Sam Bailey to duet with X-Factor judge

Sam Bailey from Leicester Credit: PA

X factor winner Sam Bailey from Leicester is duetting with one of the show's judges, Nicole Scherzinger, on her debut album, released next month. The pair will sing And I Am Telling You.

They last performed a duet together in the show's final.

The album also includes the former prison guard's number one single Skyscraper and a cover of the soul classic Ain't No Mountain High Enough with her idol Michael Bolton.

"I wanted songs that really meant something to me, a lot of them are songs that have been forgotten or not heard for a long time and I just wanted to bring them back. It's been amazing but it's also been incredibly personal."

It will be released on March 24.


X Factor's Sam Bailey prepares for NTA performance

The X Factor winner Sam Bailey has tweeted she is preparing for her performance at tonight's National Television Awards.

The X Factor will go up against Strictly Come Dancing once more tonight for best talent show, along with Britain's Got Talent, Dancing On Ice and The Voice.

For a full list of nominees click here

Sam Bailey loses charts top spot after just one week

Leicester's X Factor winner Sam Bailey has been knocked off the number one spot after just one week in the official charts rundown.

After being beaten into second place last week, Pharrell Williams came back fighting and took over the top position, claiming his third number one hit of the year.

Sam Bailey has been knocked off the number one spot
Sam Bailey has been knocked off the number one spot Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

The 36-year-old mother-of-two sold 149,000 copies of her winner's single Skyscraper, a cover of Demi Lovato's hit single, bagging her the Christmas Number One title - albeit with the lowest sales for that week on record.

Meanwhile, Robbie Williams held onto the top spot in the albums chart, despite facing competition from his Take That bandmate and X Factor judge Gary Barlow.

Pharrell Williams knocked Sam Bailey off the top spot
Pharrell Williams knocked Sam Bailey off the top spot Credit: Matthew Baker/PA
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