X Factor's Sam Bailey: 'I supported Beyoncé but never got to meet her'

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X Factor winner Sam Bailey has admitted she never got to meet Beyoncé despite opening for the superstar in Birmingham.

Alongside winning the X Factor recording contract prize, former prison officer Sam was given the golden opportunity to support Beyoncé on her UK tour, although this was whittled down to just one date in Birmingham because of Sam's other work commitments.

Sam Bailey - The X Factor Live Tour first night at the Odyssey Arena Belfast
02/15/2014 - Belfast, United Kingdom


Sam Bailey won the opportunity to support Beyoncé on tour.

Sam, 36, told The One Show that she had a fantastic time at the 'Mrs Carter Show' concert, even if she didn't meet Beyoncé herself.

"I enjoyed it. I was saying to the audience, 'Don't worry, I won't be on long!' But everyone was just cheering. I never got to meet [Beyoncé] unfortunately but I kind of had a feeling before I wouldn't meet her," said Sam.

Sam Bailey appearing on The One Show, 7 March 2014


Sam appearing on The One Show.

One upside of supporting Queen Bey on tour, however, was prime seats in the audience for Sam, her husband, her son and her daughter – even if her son wasn't too impressed!

"My son, who is four, sat on his iPad the whole time [not watching her], my daughter was [staring open mouthed at her], I was in awe of her."

Ahead of the concert date, Sam had told the Daily Record how lucky she felt to be sharing the stage with an international superstar like B.

"This is what I've always wanted – to perform on a massive stage and to be supporting someone like her. She's got the most amazing voice and she's been consistent throughout her career. Every single song that she's had out has done so well and her voice is just impeccable."

Beyonce performs live in concert at the O2 during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour', London, 5 March 2014


Beyonce has been in the UK and Ireland on her 'Mrs Carter Show World Tour'.

Fun fact: Sam's X Factor journey actually began thanks to Beyoncé, as she auditioned for the first time with Bey's track 'Listen'. (Watch it below.)

Sam, meanwhile, is gearing up for the release of her debut album, The Power of Love, on 24 March. She's already scored a chart smash with X Factor winner's single 'Skyscraper', a cover version of the Demi Lovato track of the same name. Currently she's on the 'X Factor Live Tour' across the UK.

And in her private life things are also great as Sam announced last week that she is pregnant with her third child.

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Watch Sam performing 'Listen' below: