And who can blame her when her Christmas jumper is this cute?!
The prison officer looked rather proud of her festive Santa knit as she posed for pictures outside the BBC Radio 1 studios on a cold, dark Monday morning (9 December), alongside fellow X Factor finalists Nicholas McDonald and Luke Friend.
Sam, Nicholas and Luke were announced as the 2013 finalists on Sunday night (8 December) following another tense results show. Unfortunately for group Rough Copy, they were the act that had to say goodbye just one week shy of the final, leaving Sam, Nicholas and Luke to battle for the win and that all important recording contract.
Sam's mentor Sharon Osbourne was the one who sealed Rough Copy's fate by sending the vote to deadlock when they landed in the bottom two with Luke. Gary Barlow had opted to save Rough Copy, his act, as had fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger. Louis Walsh backed his act Luke but Sharon chose not to back either act instead letting the public decide who stayed.
She later tweeted: "I didn't want to make the choice tonight on @TheXFactor. They both deserved to stay. At this point it should be up to the public, not me."
Meanwhile, for Sam, not only was last night special as she won her place in the final, but she also got to meet Michael Buble, who was a guest performer. And it seems Buble might have imparted some words of wisdom or compliments on Sam as she later tweeted to thank him for his comments.
X Factor continues next Saturday night on ITV.