Sam Bailey pleased she was dropped from Simon Cowell’s record label: “I’ve been set free!”

Good for you, Sam!

Sam Bailey

by Owen Tonks |
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When Sam Bailey was dropped from Simon Cowell’s record label we shed a little tear but it seems the former X Factor champ doesn’t mind so much – the singer claims she’s glad to now be free from Syco.

Sam parted ways from her record company two months ago after winning the ITV talent contest that made her famous in 2013.

But she’s refusing to let the surprise turn of events get her down and is determined to crack America.

She told the Sunday Mirror: “I was pleased that Syco dropped me. I know I’m not a Rihanna or Beyonce and never will be a world arena tour artist because I’m a 37-year-old mum of three.

“I’m not a world superstar and I’m ok with that. As long as I’m working and earning money doing the thing that I love most, I don’t care.”

Sam fell pregnant soon after winning the X Factor and after releasing an album of covers failed to set the charts alight.


However, she’s glad she now has the opportunity to be more in control of her career and is pleased she can make her own choices in the future.

She said: “I’ve been set free. If I was still with Syco I guarantee I probably would have done another covers album. They would have kept me down there sitting pretty while they concentrated on all the bigger stars.

“I am very thankful for everything they did. Simon has always been polite and nice to me. I understand he’s a businessman at the end of the day.”

What does the future hold for former prison officer Sam? Well, she’s already meeting with big record industry names in the US.

She said: “I have had some meetings with music producers and companies while I’ve been out [in The States]. I’d love to crack America, I want people to hear me sing out here.”

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