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X FACTOR Winner Sam Bailey & Nicole Scherzinger Duet On DREAMGIRLS Showstopper

December 16
4:39 PM 2013

X FACTOR Winner Sam Bailey & Nicole Scherzinger Duet On DREAMGIRLS Showstopper2013 competition winner of THE X FACTOR along with former judge and popular performer Nicole Scherzinger joined in song onstage of the big finale show of the UK edition of the hit reality series last night to sing one of Broadway's best-loved diva anthems - the iconic DREAMGIRLS show-stopper "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going".

While Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Holliday - the Oscar-winning star of the film adaptation and the Tony-winning originator of the lead role, Effie - have sung the barn-burner in duet form before, this was an altogether whole new take on the Act One closer.

Bailey begins in an acapella arrangement before she is joined by Scherzinger in a brassy, big-voiced rendition of the titanic tune - ending on a high note, or two!

More than nine million viewers tuned in the big results show, which saw Bailey ultimately crowned the big winner of the 2013 competition.

More information on the UK edition of THE X FACTOR is available at the official site here.

View Sam Bailey and Nicole Scherzinger performing the DREAMGIRLS duet on last night's THE X FACTOR below.

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