X Factor hopeful Samantha thanks girlfriend for support

'X Factor' hopeful Samantha Brookes credits her lesbian lover, Sinead Murphy, with giving her the confidence to audition for the show because she's made her believe in her ability

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'X Factor' hopeful Samantha Brookes credits her lesbian lover with giving her the confidence to audition for the show.

The 31-year-old singer - who wowed judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh - with her rendition of Whitney Houston's 'One Moment in Time' on Saturday night (10.09.11) - has been dating Sinead Murphy for a year and thanks her for helping her overcome her crippling nerves.

Sinead - who met Samantha while they were working for a karaoke firm - said: "I love Sami so much. She calls me her rock but she is mine. She has an amazing voice and I think she's growing in confidence by the minute. I am the only person she loves more than Louis Walsh!"

Samantha - who first auditioned for the ITV1 show three years ago but walked out because she wasn't confident enough in her ability - also revealed how she and Sinead would love to start a family together by adopting a child.

She told The Sun newspaper: "We would be great mums. I've been told I can't have children but I want to adopt. I want children more than anything. I don't really have any contact with my mum so when I have children I want to be really close to them. Sinead is my rock. She's amazing and takes everything in her stride."

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