Irish singer Melanie McCabe returns to The X Factor tonight after making it to the judges’ houses stage of the show last year.
However, it seem that last year’s disappointment has not deterred Melanie from following her dreams as she returned to the show for a third attempt this year in Manchester.
Sporting her new look, Melanie performed Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water for the panel.
Tulisa said: Melanie, your voice is even better, than what I remember from last year. That performance was outstanding, the raw talent that you have is just undeniable, you deserve to be on that stage and I’m so happy that you are there.
Mel B: Well I didn’t know what to expect, you’re this tiny little petite thing with this huge incredible voice, I was like woah where did that come from? You’re a little star in my eyes.
Gary: Melanie I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to see you back here this year and giving a performance like that, it was extraordinary, well done.
Louis: Melanie you were so disappointed last year, I know you were. You’ve done it. I’m emotional because I know you’re from Dublin, what people don’t know is that we know each other and I know you have been through a really tough time and I didn’t know you were going to be this good today, I knew you were going to be good but you were incredible and I am so happy for you.