X Factor star Sam Bailey to perform in Leicester tonight

Sam Bailey (right) is through to this weekend's X Factor final
Sam Bailey (right) is through to this weekend's X Factor final Credit: ITV/X Factor/Syco

Leicester's prison officer-turned superstar singer Sam Bailey is performing a special gig for fans in her home city tonight.

Sam, who lives in Leicester Forest East, is the bookies' heavy favourite to win the X Factor this weekend.

She will be performing at the Athena tonight with tickets going on sale at 10am today at the arena.

Sam will perform "Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga and "Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush in this weekend's live final.

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X Factor finalist Sam Bailey to perform in Leicester tonight

Prison officer turned superstar singer Sam Bailey is performing a special gig for fans and supporters in Leicester tonight. Sam, who lives in Leicester Forest East, will be singing to win this Saturday in the X Factor live final.