County Durham teenager Sam Lavery has promised 'energised and memorable' performances as she embarks on her first UK solo tour since leaving The X Factor.
The 18-year-old singer found fame on the ITV talent show where she was mentored by music mogul Simon Cowell.
Since the show, Sam has been performing, spending time in the studio and preparing for what she describes as 'a dream come true' tour.
Sam has previously toured with The X Factor - but now she's hitting the stage for the first time without backup from the programme. Not only that - this is the first time she will perform her next singles.
This tour has two North East dates. Sam says the home-crowd support pushes her to try new things.
- 24 Jan - The Sunflower Lounge - Birmingham
- 25 Jan - Thousand Island - London
- 26 Jan - Georgian Theatre - Stockton-on-Tees
- 27 Jan - Think Tank? - Newcastle
So are there any outrageous backstage demands from the Coxhoe vocalist?
"Just water and a towel" she tells us.
Well, you can take the girl out of County Durham!