Sam Bailey Wins X Factor UK 2013; Nicholas McDonald is Runner-Up; Reaction of Simon Cowell and Fans

Sam Bailey wins X Factor UK 2013, while Nicholas McDonald is Runner-Up.  Simon Cowell, reportedly, revealed that he would not be signing Sam Bailey’s check unless she wins the competition, and Sam did. Nicholas McDonald has been a worthy opponent, but he is only 17, so he has all the time in the world to achieve his dreams.

Sam Bailey, winner of X Factor UK, Image credit: ITV

On Twitter, the X Factor team greeted Sam Bailey‘s judge-mentor, Sharon Osbourne.

“Congratulations to @MrsSOsbourne on her first triumphant turn as Judge on The #XFactor! A worthy victory Mrs O.”

Sam Bailey’s wining single is also on sale in aid of Great Ormond St. and Tog 4 Short Lives

Skyscraper‘ by @SamBaileyREAL is on sale now in aid of @GreatOrmondSt and @Tog4ShortLives.”

X Factor Bigwig Simon Cowell tweeted:

Simon Cowell@SimonCowell 34m

“Congratulations Sam. Well deserved. And I love your version of skyscraper. Happy Xmas. Simon.”

Sam Bailey expressed her thoughts after officially being proclaimed the winner:

“It honestly means everything to me. I wanted to reach the Final and I’m so lucky the public have liked me. Thank you so much!”

Sam revealed that she would treat her family to a holiday vacation in France.

Nicholas McDonald tweeted his gratitude to his fans too:

Nicholas McDonald ‏@nickymcdonald1 5m

“Just want to thank everyone so much for everything the support has been overwhelming and 2nd place out f thousand is not bad love you all ❤️”

Online, fans are ecstatic of Sam Bailey’s win, saying she truly deserves the honor of winning X Factor UK, and it was the Best Performance they have ever seen.

Winner Sam Bailey thanked her supporters:

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“I love how a paper can twist my words on the day of the final… Well done… Thanks for the support.”

Sam Bailey, the prison official, has now permanently changed her profession to singer. Congratulations Sam Bailey, for winning X Factor UK 2013.

Below is Sam Bailey and Nicole Scherzinger‘s duet of “And I’m Telling You,” and Sam‘s final performance, “The Power of Love.”

Sam Bailey duets with Nicole Scherzinger ”And I’m Telling You” in X Factor UK Grand Finals

Video credit: The X Factor UK /YouTube

Sam Bailey sings “Power of Love” in X Factor UK Grand Finals

Video credit: The X Factor UK /YouTube

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