Leicester-based prison officer Sam Bailey took the X Factor audition room by storm with her rendition of Beyonce's Listen.
In the opening show of the season, the 35-year-old mother-of-two wowed judges and got four yeses, going through to the second round of auditions which will see performers sing to an audience of 4,000 people.
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