Sam Lavery talks X Factor, new music and going on tour

Sam Lavery as 16 when she auditioned for The X Factor Credit: Kim Glover Entertainment

X Factor favourite Sam Lavery is going on tour and releasing new music.

The singer from County Durham has been speaking to Tyne Tees about how the ITV talent show can change your life. Having just turned 18, Sam says she's found her sound, cemented her style and she's ready to hit the road next year.


  • 24 Jan The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

  • 25 Jan Thousand Island, London

  • 26 Jan Georgian Theatre, Stockton

  • 27 Jan Think Tank, Newcastle

What can the audience expect?

Sam developed a strong fan-base during her time on The X Factor, where she was mentored my music industry giant Simon Cowell. She says she made friends for life and the support for her new music is stronger than ever.

We have only seen one weekend of The X Factor this year - the second episode of the audition stages airs on September 9. So what advice does Sam have for the contestants?

Sam's biggest fans have to be her family!

She's a determined dreamer, but is she a diva?

Let's find out what's on the dressing room riders list...

With her feet firmly on the ground, she's aiming for the top!