Months ago we asked the question, “Who’s next?” and last night we got our answer when Australia’s newest music sensation Samantha Jade was crowned during a star-studded X Factor Grand Final Decider featuring special guests Owl City, Boyz II Men and One Direction. Marking two wins in a row for her mentor Guy Sebastian, Sammi beat out the boy from the bush Jason Owen and our very own boy band The Collective for the 2012 X Factor honours.
All three finalists opened the show in style with a slick black and white music video morphing into an all-out spectacular rendition of David Guetta’s “I Can Only Imagine”. Check it out below!After the emotional elimination of The Collective, Ronan vowed, "These guys are going to be international stars if I have anything to do with it." Watch this space.Jason and Sammi then revived their songs of the series: a fun-filled performance of “Dancing In The Dark” by Jason and Sammi’s edgy take on Usher’s “Scream”. But, as always, there could only be one winner and after an epic pause from the King of Suspense, Luke Jacobz, it was Sammi’s time to shine. With glitter confetti falling from the ceiling she busted out her brand new single, “What You’ve Done To Me”, which incredibly shot to #1 on the iTunes charts just hours later. In an interesting twist, Sammi’s hit song knocked mentor and friend Guy Sebastian’s new tune, “Get Along”, to #2! The student becomes the master?You can purchase “What You’ve Done To Me” on iTunes right here: http://bit.ly/Udfe0zCongratulations Samantha Jade and all of our X Factor finalists for our biggest series yet! Samantha Jade