Not gonna lie, I’m a sucker for those inspiring auditions from musical talent shows. I love when somebody that looks like a diaster waiting to happen completely kills. That was the case with Sam Bailey, whose dream it was to be a singer. She was a corrections officer at a men’s prison, where she frequently showed off her singing pipes to other staff members.
The wife and mom then decided to take her talents to The X Factor UK to audition, but there was one thing holding her back: her age. Sam was a 35 year old woman. She felt that she was too old to audition and that she didn’t actually have the “look” the judges were seeking. Perhaps she never heard of Susan Boyle.