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Nervous 35-Year-Old Mom Thinks She’s Too Old To Audition, Breaks Down Over The Judges’ Critiques

Singing had always been a dream of Sam Bailey’s. She was a corrections officer at a men’s prison, where she frequently flaunted her singing pipes to other staff members.

The wife and mom went on The X Factor UK to audition, but there was one thing holding her back: her age.

Sam was 35 years old. She felt that she was too old to audition and that she didn’t really have the “look” the judges wanted.

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.

In the video, Sam is seen waiting patiently with her husband for her number to be called.

She tells him:

“I’m 35, I’m not 21 anymore.”

Her husband explains that it’s all about her voice, but she replies:

“It’s not. You’ve got to look the part.”

Despite having her doubts, she says that she wants to at least give the audition a shot.

She says:

“This could change my life.”