Super Sams

Published Monday, 11 November 2013
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This year's X Factor live shows are all about Sam Bailey and Sam Callahan and, for very different reasons, they are unstoppable.

Sam Bailey was an instant hit with audiences from her first room audition and the fact that she is a prison guard added to her "she's one of us" charm that X Factor viewers love.

Her amazing voice left many in disbelief and as we move closer to the final, it is becoming more and more apparent that she will run away with the X Factor crown.

What amazes me most about Sam Bailey is her ability to easily take on any of the themes thrown at her by the producers.

She was known for belting out the big numbers and her rendition of Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On was possibly the best performance of the series.

But then came Disco week and what could have become a mum giving it a go at karaoke turned into an absolute show - that is when Sam Bailey won the X Factor.

I'm calling it now - Sam Bailey is the winner.

And then there is Sam Callahan.

Sweet, sweet Sam Callahan.

He's STILL in the competition and even Gary Barlow has lost the will to tell him how bad he is - surely it's time we let Sam Callahan go?

But it seems he cannot be stopped, and while I can see the appeal and that he is a lovely young chap, a winner he ain't.

At least he is getting to go on the tour!

However I will admit, we must praise Sam Callahan because praise is due.

He is still fighting for his place and every week he obviously gives it his all when he faces the dreaded Judges.

But honestly though, he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell. (I may be retracting this statement in five weeks time).

The Sams are on opposite ends of the X Factor spectrum, but each are equally fascinating and are the acts I look forward to most.

Maybe they are to blame for the oh, so shocking public vote every week.

Maybe Hannah Barrett, who was once again in the bottom two on Sunday, is being looked over because audiences are more interested in the amazing voice of Sam Bailey and the amazing... Sam Callahan...

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Jackie Bell
Jackie Bell

Jackie joined UTV to report on all things entertaining, having previously worked in radio.

She spends her days covering stories from This Morning, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, with the occasional stop at the X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and Dancing on Ice.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to the cinema to see whatever is on offer and watching the X Factor (which worked out quite nicely considering her job).

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