The singing star has travelled extensively since then, touring with her band and collaborating with musicians on her own work.
From a young woman who wanted to play football for Millwall, stints on cruise ships, finding herself working for the Prison Service and then winning the biggest talent contest on British TV. It has been a journey to behold.
The latest venue on Sam’s been there, done that have the T-Shirt list was Theatre Ffwrnes this evening, Saturday (Apr 6) where a packed theatre provided a warm welcome for Sam and her band. Llanelli choir Cor Curiad were also performing all in aid of Marie Curie.
Wales News Online caught up with Sam during the interval and this is what she had to say: