SAM BAILEY WOWS XFACTOR JUDGES – At 35 years of age, Sam Bailey, a Prison Officer in a male prison, loves to sing but feels that maybe she is just a little too old and long in the tooth to be attempting a career change into the world of music entertainment.
Few people ever really get the chance to shine and Sam thought that the opportunity afforded to her shouldn’t be passed up and therefore stood in front of the UK panel of XFactor judges.
Sam’s chosen song was ‘Listen’ by Beyonce; a beautiful and heart rendering song famous around the world.
Nervously Sam stood as the music cued but oh boy what came next was a complete and utter surprise to the panel of judges.
Nichol Scherzinger was the first to comment ‘What?’ followed with the all important ‘WOW’. Yes Sam Bailey could sing and really knows how to hold a note.
On completing her audition Gary Barlow commented; “Handcuff me; it’s a definite yes from me.” Others on the panel, including Louis Walsh, Sharon Osborne and Nichol Scherzinger all gave the thumbs up which now takes Sam Bailey into the next round of this year’s UK XFactor.
During the next round Sam Bailey this time stunned the live audience with her rendition of Smokey Robinson’s Motown classic ‘Who’s Loving You’ – this performance confirms, without any doubt, that Sam Bailey is an extremely talented vocalist and I for one suspect will go far in this year’s XFactor competition.