OCCUPATION: Works in retail
CATEGORY: Over 25’s
MENTOR: Louis Walsh
Sami Brookes was a contestant on X Factor 2011, she was voted off in week 3.
Samantha has entered karaoke competitions but never won, saying: “I’m so unlucky I’ve never won pass the parcel!” Samantha has played gigs on Saturday nights in pubs and clubs with modest audiences. Has been frightened of rejection in the past and has watched The X Factor for eight years, but is now ready to take her chance.
Samantha replaced Goldie in the competition. How did that feel? “‘I’ve had dreams and I’ve had nightmares but I’ve conquered my nightmares because of my dreams and I’m so lucky to be here amongst such amazing talent and to be given this second chance!”
Sami Brookes’ Song Choices:
Week one: Ultra Nate – Free
Week two: Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
Week three: Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time
Week three: Aretha Franklin – A Natural Woman
In week three, Sami was in the bottom two with Kitty Brucknell. Louis, Kelly and Gary voted to send Sami home and was therefore eliminated by 3 of 4 votes Majority
Sami Brookes on Twitter: @SamiBrookesXfac
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