But anyone who was watching can't have missed just how much even her competitor's mentor was rooting for her.
Louis Walsh spent most of the final telling Sam that she was going to win and urging viewers to vote for her.
Despite the fact that he had little Nicholas McDonald up on the stage fighting for the same record deal.
Nicholas and Sam had to choose their 'song of the season' - a track from any week previous.
Sam went for The Power Of Love from her first week, when she took home 23.4% of the votes - the most for that week.
Nicholas, on the other hand, sang Angel from week three, a week when he came second to Sam again with 25.3% to her 27% of the votes.
Little Nicky topped the votes in two of the weeks, one of which was when he sang Adele, Someone Like You, the song we heard him tell Louis he wanted to sing in the live final.
In that week he received a whopping 31.4% of the total votes with Sam taking 26.5%.
Good one, Louis.
Did he know these stats before told Nicholas to sing that song...?
In the end, the live final results were pretty conclusive with Sam taking 53.4% of the votes and Nicholas getting only 36.3% (the rest was lost votes for Luke on Saturday).
Nicholas has since spoken out to say how betrayed he felt by Louis's actions.
He told The Mail Online, "I was disappointed with Louis saying, 'Vote for Sam and her single everyone.' It felt like Sam was getting all the love."
Did Louis help Sam win?
She was ALWAYS going to win - with or without LouisNicholas should have sung Adele but he would still have come secondNo amount of tartan trousers could hide Louis allegiances - Outrageous
She was ALWAYS going to win - with or without Louis41.74%
Nicholas should have sung Adele but he would still have come second29.57%
No amount of tartan trousers could hide Louis allegiances - Outrageous28.70%
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