Prison Officer Sam Bailey has been crowned the winner of this year's 'X Factor'.

The 36-year-old beat Scottish teenager Nicholas MacDonald in Sunday night's live final from London's Wembley Arena after scoring more than a million viewer votes.

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Sam Bailey

Her first single - available to download now - is a cover of Demi Lovato's 2011 US hit, 'Skyscraper'.

Speaking about her win last night, the mum-of-two said: "I'm still in shock but all my dreams have come true tonight.

"I'm overwhelmed by all the support I've received and wish I could thank everyone individually for making this such a special moment for me. I love my single and with the proceeds from it going to such great causes, I really couldn't be happier."

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Sam Bailey and Sharon Osbourne

Her mentor Sharon Osbourne said: “I always knew Sam could be our winner and I'm so proud. She represents what The X Factor is all about.

"Skyscraper is such a powerful song and to quote my good friend Lou Lou she has completely made it her own."

Watch Sam's winning performance of 'Skyscraper' below.


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