Nicholas McDonald sang Angel by Sarah McLachlan as his song of the series in the X Factor final. Judge Nicole Scherzinger described the 17-year-old as an "angel with buttery wings".
After Sam Bailey became the 10th winner of the X Factor, we look at how previous winners of the competition have fared in the industry.
So how did Leicester's Sam Bailey win the X Factor - here we've put together each one of her performances from the auditions to the final.
Prison officer Sam Bailey has triumphed over teenager Nicholas McDonald to be named the 2013 X Factor winner.