XFactor 2013 winner's songs: Listen to the originals

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The X Factor 2013 winner's singles have been chosen and here's your chance to listen to the originals.

We told this morning how both Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald have each recorded their own winner's song for if they're crowned the X Factor 2013 winner tonight.

Both will perform their tracks on the live shows but only one will release their record, with a download being almost immediately available from iTunes after the live final.

Sam Bailey's winner's single

If Sam Bailey wins The X Factor, she'll be releasing a cover of Demi Lovato's Skyscraper.

The 2011 hit sold over 200,000 copies in just two weeks in the States, charting in the Top 10 over there, but was more of a slow burner here in the UK. The song first entered out charts in 2012, but peaked only at 32. It was The X Factor that helped boost the song to the Top 10 back in October, when it was performed at bootcamp by Hannah Shears.

The song was also recorded by last year's finalists Union J as their potential winner's song, but was never performed after the group left the competition in fourth place.

Watch the original version of the song below...

Nicholas McDonald's winner's song

Nicholas McDonald's choice of winner's song is a much less well known track, a 2001 hit from US singer Five for Fighting, the stage name of musician John Ondrasik.

The track was nominated for a Grammy award in the States but failed to even crack the Top 40 this side of the Atlantic.

Somewhat notably, the song was previously recorded by former X Factor winner Joe McElderry for his debut album, and charted at Number 56 in the official charts.

Listen to the original below...

Which song do you prefer? What do you make of the choices? Add your comments!

X Factor 2013 winner's song revealed: What are this year's winner's singles?

The X Factor 2013 final continues tonight on ITV from 7:30PM, featuring performances from Gary Barlow, Elton John, Katy Perry and One Direction.

Browse pictures of Saturday's X Factor 2013 final performances below...

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