X Factor 2013: Sam Bailey set for lowest selling winner's single since Leon Jackson

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Sam Bailey's winner's single may be set for Number One, but it's also tipped to be one of the lowest selling songs in the show's history.

As of yesterday, Sam's cover of Skyscraper had sold a tad over 45,000 copies in just one day.

And while a huge total, it's well down on some of the numbers of winners past.

Last year, by the same point, James Arthur had sold almost 190,000 copies of his winner's single Impossible, and in 2011 Little Mix had shifted 70,000 copies of Cannonball.

Matt Cardle and Alexandra Burke had both registered over 100,000 copies of their songs - When We Collide and Hallelujah respectively - while Joe McElderry had sold close to 80,000 copies of The Climb.

We've got to go back to 2007's show and Leon Jackson's When You Believe to find a winner's single selling less, Charts Update report.

Despite the low sales, Sam is still well ahead of her competition in the charts, suggesting a rather weak sales period for Christmas.

The 34-year-old, who triumphed over Nicholas McDonald in Sunday night's final, is close to 30,000 units in front of her nearest rival, Pharrell Williams.

Bookies have now made Sam the 1/8 favourite to take the festive Number One spot.

"Sam’s single must be selling like hot cakes, this is a huge price change, which suggests that the Christmas number one is in the bag,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

And while maybe disappointing for The X Factor, Sam's doing far better than this year's winner of rival show The Voice UK.

Andrea Begley (in case you've already forgotten) released her winning track My Immortal back in the summer and managed to chart at only 30.

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