Sam’s rendition of Elton John’s Candle in the Wind in the semi-final blew the judges away, and guests including Leona Lewis and Olly Murs voiced their support for the star over the series.
For this final weekend, Sam showed exactly what she can do with her voice. Girls’ mentor Nicole Scherzinger joined Sam for a performance of Dreamgirls track And I Am Telling You (enough ‘schamazness’ to blow even the sturdiest of televisions!). And her performance of Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga and Jennifer Rush’s Power of Love proved there’s no song too big for her vocals.
Sam will now release her winner’s single, a cover of Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper, in a bid for this year’s Christmas number one.