Sarah Skaalum Jørgensen

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Sarah
Birth name Sarah Skaalum Jørgensen
Born (1995-07-06) 6 July 1995 (age 21)
Herlev, Denmark
Origin Denmark
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Vocals
Years active 2007–present

Sarah Skaalum Jørgensen[1] (born 6 July 1995), better known as Sarah, is a Danish singer who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth Danish series of The X Factor. She won the title on 25 March 2011 with Annelouise as runner-up and Babou third. She competed in the 15–24 years category with Cutfather as mentor. She was 15 at the time of winning.

She started singing early appearing in musicals and joined a musical band when she was 12. She plays guitar, piano, bass and drums and also loves to draw and paint. She is out and openly lesbian.[2][3]

She gained worldwide attention mainly because of her being open about her sexuality at such a young age of 15. Shortly after her winning the competition the world’s biggest LGBT media congratulated her while mentioning her victory as the first lesbian to win any version of the X Factor in the world. However, in the Danish media it has often been discussed that people shouldn’t focus on her sexuality but on her singing skills.

Performances during X Factor[edit]

Episode Theme Song Artist Result
Live show 1
(11 February 2011)
Free Choice "Raise Your Glass" P!nk Safe
Live show 2
(18 February 2011)
The Beatles "Come Together" The Beatles Safe
Live show 3
(25 February 2011)
Danish Hits From The 2000s "Engel" Rasmus Seebach Safe
Live show 4
(4 March 2011)
Rock "Save Me from Myself" Carpark North Safe
Live show 5
(11 March 2011)
Free Choice With DR Big Band "The Climb" Miley Cyrus Safe
Live show 6 - Semi-final
(18 March 2011)
DJ Night "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" Eurythmics Safe
Viewers Choice Fuckin' Perfect P!nk
Live show 7 - Final
(25 March 2011)
Free choice "Poker Face" Lady Gaga Safe
Duet with guest artist "Shall We Be Grateful" with Carpark North Carpark North
Winner's single "Min Øjesten" Sarah Winner

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Thomas Ring Petersen
X Factor (Denmark)
Winner

2011
Succeeded by
Ida Østergaard Madsen