Samantha Stevenson, given "self-worth" by The Choir, tipped to beat X Factor to Christmas no. 1

“I had no self worth when my husband left”: Army wife helped by The Choir tipped to beat X Factor to Christmas number one

Scots-born Samantha Stevenson, star of BBC Two series, The Choir, will be vying with the X Factor winner for the number one spot

Soloist: Samantha Stevenson, star of BBC Two series, The Choir, will be vying with the X Factor winner for the number one spot

All together now: The choir take a seat with Chris Evans in a fur hooded coat

All together now: The choir take a seat with Chris Evans in a fur hooded coat

United in song (from left): Samantha Stevenson; Nicky and George Scott; Hayley and Ade Bowles; and Emma and Gavin Williams

United in song: From left, Samantha Stevenson, Nicky and George Scott, Hayley and Ade Bowles, and Emma and Gavin Williams.

Uplifting: Choirmaster Gareth Malone encouraged the military wives how to sing and now they are they are taking on The X Factor stars for this year

Uplifting: Choirmaster Gareth Malone encouraged the military wivesto sing and now they are they are taking on The X Factor stars for this year”s Christmas No 1 slot with their charity single