'X Factor' hopeful Sam Bailey was the first of this year's singing hopefuls to really wow the judges and viewers alike with her rendition of Beyonce's 'Listen' - but it's emerged that might be because she's had plenty of practice - as a professional singer.
Despite the prison officer giving the impression that she'd never auditioned for anything before, the 35-year-old mum of two - nicknamed 'Screwbo' - has reportedly sung with the likes of Beverley Knight, Jane McDonald and Lulu.
As well as singing backing vocals for a host of established singers, Sam has also sung on cruise ships and at music festivals.
“She should be honest. She made it sound like she’s a shy beginner. She has untold experience.”
Do you think it matters that Sam has already had some professional singing experience? Let us know by voting below...
MORE 'X FACTOR'