X Factor 2013 champ Sam Bailey confirms rush released covers album

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X Factor winner Sam Bailey has confirmed her debut album will be out in the Spring.

The singer will be rushed into the recording studio after Christmas and New Year to begin recording.

Unlike more recent winners, Sam won't be waiting a year to release her record and will instead record covers of songs.

It's the exact opposite of the plan that her mentor Sharon Osbourne and fellow judge Gary Barlow had suggested.

“The next stage for Sam is critical," Gary commented previously during the live shows. "I think she has to make the right record now and if they settle for second best and do a covers album it could be the worst thing for her.

“They need to get a young team of songwriters in.”

However speaking to the Official Charts Company after scoring this year's Number One, Sam insisted her record would bee "different".

She explained: "2014 is going to be a huge year for me. Basically, I'm in the studio pretty much straight away. We're hoping to get an album out for spring. On the album, I'm going to try and do things a little bit differently.

"I want to do some songs that people haven't heard in a while, and bring back some stuff that people probably haven't even heard of, so that it feels like a new song.

"I'm going to try and do some stuff of my own and get some songs out there that are originals. We're getting our head together in the next few weeks just to see what we can come up.

"I'm really excited and I'm just ready to knuckle down and get this album out."

Meanwhile, Sam gushed after her winner's single - a cover of Demi Lovato's Skyscraper - was given the title of this year's Xmas Number One in last night's charts.

"Finding out that I'm the Christmas number one is just absolutely amazing," Sam told the website. "I couldn't believe it when I heard. You know what, this is the last piece of my jigsaw puzzle and I'd like to thank everybody."

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