"I've Been Set Free" - Sam Bailey Speaks Out About Being Dropped From Syco 6 years ago

"I've Been Set Free" - Sam Bailey Speaks Out About Being Dropped From Syco

A few months it was revealed that Sam Bailey had been dropped by Simon Cowell’s record label and now she has spoken out about it.

The singer, who won the 2013 series of X Factor with the help of mentor Sharon Osbourne, told the Sunday Mirror that she’s happy about the decision.


“I was pleased that Syco dropped me. I know I’m not Rihanna or Beyoncé and never will be a world arena tour artist because I’m a 37-year-old mum-of-three,” she explained.

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

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Sam with her X Factor mentor Sharon Osbourne.

Sam, who fell pregnant with her third child shortly after winning the singing competition, added: “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.”

As for what comes next, Sam is hoping to crack America and has apparently had a number of meetings with music companies across the Atlantic.