Daring to Dream

Sam Bailey
n this wonderful and honest book, The X Factor winner and bona fide pop star Sam Bailey tells her unique story and reveals what happens when you have the courage to follow your dreams. Born in south-east London, Sam always loved to sing and was encouraged by her mother to enter talent shows from an early age. Overcoming her shyness, Sam soon realized her true calling in life was to entertain and perform, and she slowly began taking steps along the rocky road to super-stardom. From the ups and downs of working as an entertainer at a Pontins holiday camp, to the endless grind of the cruise ship circuit, Sam always dreamed of making it to the top.

Years later she began work as a prison officer and continued pursuing her singing career in fits and starts. Inspired to audition for the UK's biggest talent show, Sam stood in front of The X Factor panel and sang '?Listen' by one of her favourite artists, Beyoncé. Fast forward a year later and Sam was supporting Beyoncé on her world tour, having seen both her debut single and album go straight to number one. From the grind of the amateur singing circuit and the highs and lows of The X Factor, to the pressures of juggling a music career while being a full-time mum, Daring to Dream is a roller coaster ride of emotion and a wonderful story of courage and sheer determination.

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9781905825936 (06 Nov 2014)
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More about Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey, a former prison officer, catapulted into the media spotlight during the 2013 edition of X Factor; Her debut single Skyscraper went straight to number 1 in December 2013, spending 13 weeks in the Official UK Chart. Her debut album, The Power Of Love, released 21st March 2014 also reached the number 1 spot in the chart. It has been four years since an X Factor winner topped the UK album chart.