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1Sandi Thom Backs X Factor Winner

Sandi Thom Backs X Factor Winner

By Alexander Lawrie

SCOTS pop singer Sandi Thom has expressed her delight at Alexandra Burke winning the X Factor crown.

In a message to her fans on Myspace, the Macduff-born singer said Alexandra was “a great British talent” who deserved her victory.

Thom, 27, also revealed to fans she is “really excited” to be asked to play at Edinburgh’s New Year celebrations at Edinburgh Castle.

And she hopes her performance will still go to plan – after her cat bit her finger sending it to swell to twice its normal size.

She said: “So who watched the X Factor? You know I did. Wow! What a nail biter. I’m so chuffed that Alexandra won. She’s such a great British talent and I was so overwhelmed by her performance with Beyonce.

“I had the kleenex out I tell ya. Beyonce’s such an amazing woman and I can only imagine how Alex felt to be standing next to her on stage. I had a lump in my throat for her.

“Yip, she deserved to win that hands down.”

The I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker singer, who was discovered after broadcasting gigs from her bedroom on the internet, is also looking forward to performing at this year’s Edinburgh New Year celebrations.

She said: “So ho, ho, ho. It’s almost Xmas, and I haven’t done any of my shopping. But, all is not lost cos I’ve still got a few more weeks to go.

“So I’m on my way to Glasgow at the mo(ment) to rehearse for the Edinburgh New Year’s celebrations at Edinburgh Castle.

“Really excited cos I get to play with a big pipe band which is gonna be amazing.”

And the T in the Park star has also revealed she is currently recovering from a nasty wound to her hand – after her pet cat nibbled on her finger.

She said: “So my fingers getting better, for those of you that haven’t heard, my scared little kitty bit me the other night and it got infected.

“Swelled up like a balloon but I got penicillin from the doc and its getting better, hooray.

“Anyhow time to get off and do some work. Really excited about the tour…won’t reveal my special guests just yet but I can tell ya they’re very special.”

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