Album: The Power Of Love (2013)
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  • Prison officer Sam Bailey was able to launch her music career after triumphing in the final of the tenth season of The X Factor. The mother of two had previously auditioned for the show in 2007, but never made it in front of judges. Bailey was dubbed 'Screwbo' during her run in the 2013 series as prison wardens are often called 'screws' and her first audition was reminiscent of Susan Boyle's - who was affectionately called SuBo.
  • Bailey released a cover of Demi Lovato's hit song as her winner's single, following her victory over Nicholas McDonald in the final. It was made available to download from iTunes in the UK the day after her victory and given a physical release a couple of days later with the addition of three of Bailey's best X Factor performances - "The Power Of Love," "Make You Feel My Love" and "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)."
  • 100% of the profits from the sales of each CD single and download were shared equally between Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Together For Short Lives.
  • The song sold 149,000 copies in its first seven days to top the UK singles chart in the Christmas week. The opening tally was the second-lowest total for the debut single by an X Factor winner, higher only than Steve Brookstein's 127,000 for his cover of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" in 2004.


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