Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

X Factor Unveils A[euro][approximately]new Kylie'; Winner Samantha Jade on Top of the World and Due to Release Debut Album in Just Three Weeks

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

X Factor Unveils A[euro][approximately]new Kylie'; Winner Samantha Jade on Top of the World and Due to Release Debut Album in Just Three Weeks

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SHE was the bookies' favourite to win The X Factor, but Samantha Jade wasn't backing herself to win the 2012 series.

The 25-year-old said she felt aon top of the worlda after exceeding her own expectations of coming third on the talent show.

aI thought The Collective was going to win,a she said.

aI thought it would be Jason (Owen) and The Collective. I'm just happy to have shared the stage with both of them.a

Jade is the first solo female singer to win in the show's four-year history.

More than 2.89 million viewers tuned in nationally to see the winner announcement on Tuesday night.

Thanks to her big voice, good looks and petite frame, the Perth native has already been labelled athe next Kyliea.

It's been a bumpy road up until now for the pop singer, who knew her mentor Guy Sebastian through athe industrya before auditioning for the show.

Despite several of her songs featuring on movie soundtracks, including Step Up, Jade was dropped from US label Jive Records. …

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