Union J back Sam Bailey to win X Factor

Union J want to see Sam Bailey crowned winner of 'The X Factor' 2013 in this weekend's final

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This article is from 2013.

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Union J are backing Sam Bailey to win this year's 'X Factor'.

The boy band - Jaymi Hensley, Josh Cuthbert, George Shelley and JJ Hamblett, who shot to fame after being formed on last year's series - have become good friends with the 36-year-old mother of two and want to see her go all the way in the competition.

Band members Josh and Jaymi admitted they were huge fans of "flawless" Sam and admire her for losing more than two stone in weight since joining the show.

When asked which contestant they were backing on this year's show, the pair told BANG Showbiz: "Sam Bailey - she's just got the best voice and that's what the show is about - singing. I know it's about 'The X Factor' but she is flawless every week."

They added: "What I really love about her is how much weight she's lost. Not that she really needs to but it shows that she's determined to do something. We've gone through 'The X Factor' process and we know how tired you are and there is no time to diet or go to the gym and she's really taking her career seriously and wants to better herself. So I think that just shows that she's determined and wants to win."

Jaymi, 23 and Josh, 21, also can't help but sympathise with the current 'X Factor' contestants after going through the tough competition themselves.

Speaking at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball, they said: "You do become a family every year because you've all gone through the same process. We know how it feels to be in their position right now. You've got that weird kind of bond even though you don't know each other very well, you have an 'X Factor' bond that you can't really explain."

This article is from 2013.

Sam Bailey

The former prisoner officer turned songstress who won the 2013 X Factor takes her debut album The Power Of Love on the road.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Fri 7 Apr

£24.50–£29.50 / 01383 740384

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 17 May

£27.40–£80.15 / 0844 847 2325

Caird Hall, Dundee

Wed 5 Apr

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La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Feb

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Sun 12 Feb

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Wed 15 Feb

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