In one of the quickest X Factor winner turnarounds to-date, Sam Bailey is here with debut album 'The Power Of Love'.

The collection of covers, with two additional original songs sees her show off those powerhouse vocals that the nation fell in love with, and Nicole Scherzinger returns to help out with a duet of 'And I Am Telling You' which saw her steal the limelight on the live final.

Unfortunately for Sam, she manages to bring herself to the forefront once more as she takes the best lines and shows that her ability is a much more honed one. Granted, she's been in the business for quite some time now, but Sam should have put her foot down. This is after all her album.

Michael Bolton features on 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' - where everything is on a much more level playing field - and it's a pleasant listen, though nothing to write home about.

Though she is a talented woman with a fantastic vocal, there's no real charm to this record and because we're able to recognise most if not all but two of the songs included, the originals 'Compass' and 'Treasure' get lost in the mix rather than acting as stand-outs.

We constantly complain that X Factor winners take too long to bring out an album, but if it's going to be an album full of original music we'd much rather that than this - it all just feels a little bit like a rush release and quick money grabber before Sam reaches her shelf life.

Sam Bailey's 'The Power Of Love' is released tomorrow, March 24.

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