Melanie McCabe is the new favourite to win The X Factor 2013.
The comeback girl wowed the judges during both Saturday and Sunday night’s shows and is now the 5/1 favourite.
It’s Melanie’s fourth time auditioning and it seems this year the judges think she’s ready, with Gary Barlow gushing: “Melanie you are a great vocalist and you have a great stage presence, although you completely knocked it out of the park today, I think there is another level with you.”
Following Melanie’s Wembley Arena performance, Nicole Scherzinger added: “Melanie you not only have this great big voice but you have this effortless control. Beautiful job. You really impressed me.”
Also proving a hit with punters is teenager Abi Alton, who impressed with an original song on Sunday;s show.
Her understated audition saw her odds of winning the X-Factor come in at 9/1, making her the third favourite at this early stage of proceedings.
“Louis had a slight objection, but Abi’s audition was so unlike anything that we have seen on the X-Factor in years that she must be considered one of the favourites already,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
The X Factor continues next Saturday and Sunday on ITV.
Browse pictures of last night’s show below…