I went to the show expecting to like Sam Bailey but came away feeling that I had just witnessed one of the best sustained vocal performances ever.
It was like having Whitney Houston, Jennifer Rush, Adele and Donna Summer all on stage at the same time and yet it was still distinctively Sam.
She said it took nine hours to get to Aberdeen and she had to get up at 5am but boy how it was worth it after two hours of non stop hits.
Sam was playing the first of four Scottish dates on her Sing My Heart Out Tour, and there was something for everyone, from heart-rending Clown to Enough is Enough.
It was no surprise she topped the public vote seven times out of 10 in the 2013 X Factor before beating Nicholas McDonald to the title and she described how they both voted for each other every week in the house.
Last night we discovered a lot about Sam Bailey, not only is she a phenomenal singer who impressed us with her drumming skills, but she is down to earth, fun-loving, a mean storyteller – the world is her oyster.