Could Sam Bailey be dropped? X Factor winner says her Syco contract has ended
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Sam Bailey was crowned winner of The X Factor's tenth anniversary series in 2013. Since then, her debut album has gone to number one and racked up sales of over 100,000 copies, but Sam's admitted that her future with Simon Cowell's record label is currently undecided.
X Factor winners – and even the runners-up – enter into a year-long contract with Syco and then have to renegotiate subsequent years / deals with the Sony boss. And Sam has just reached the end of hers.
She told The Mirror: "My contract has finished today with Syco, so I don’t know what is going to happen. I just don’t know."
"There is a cooling-off period and then there are negotiations, so we’ll see. I could be unemployed tomorrow."
Sam added: "There are other things I could be doing, I am getting a lot of interest in all sorts of directions.
"There are other things I want to do. Negotiations start this week. I just want to get Christmas out the way first."
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