Just a matter of a few short days following her win on “The X Factor” UK, Sam Bailey has now revealed her video interpretation of “Skyscraper,” the song that was used for her coronation as champion this year.
But, this video is going to feel very familiar to the one James Arthur released for “Impossible,” or the one Little Mix released before that for “Cannonball.” Basically, these videos are all more or less the same thing. There is not enough time to actually shoot a video using new footage, so instead, the goal simply becomes to shoot one using scenes from the show. It’s a series of highlights from the audition to the end of the final, with the song playing over most of it. The only time in which there is any sound is the moment when host Dermot O’Leary reveals that she is the winner of the entire competition.
If you are a massive fan of Sam and her accomplishments on the show, we imagine that you are probably going to love this video. It’s an emotional look at what was a transformative journey for her, and while we know that there are concerns already about whether or not she could actually sell records in the real world, we still feel like she has a shot so long as she finds the right music to record and markets herself to that adult-contemporary market. It will be many months, though, before we find out, as Sam still has to go on the show’s annual tour and then start the actual recording process for the album.
What do you think of the “Skyscraper” video, and do you appreciate that “The X Factor” does release these sort of videos that really shows off the singer’s entire journey? Be sure to share below!