X Factor 2012: Melanie Masson wows judges with Cry Baby by Janis Joplin (VIDEO)

Melanie Masson (X Factor 2012)

Melanie Masson wowed The X Factor 2012 judges tonight with Janis Joplin's Cry Baby.

The 44-year-old from North London, originally from Glasgow, sung for the judges as auditions moved to Scotland.

The 'full time mum' said on tonight's latest show: "Children in my local area know me as fairy flutterbye, not many people call me Melanie, usually people call me fairy.

"I started singing in bands from the age of 15. I used to sing all over Glasgow, then I had two wonderful children who are my absolute life but I still have dreams that I’ve yet to fulfil."

Melanie added: "Music is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do but I feel it’s kind of make or break now. I’m going to sing today like it’s the last time I’m ever going to sing."

On stage and Melanie performed Cry Baby by Janis Joplin to rave reviews.

" Melanie that was insane, oh my god that voice, you were guiding us through the song. It was amazing, it really was," gushed Gary Barlow.

Louis added: "Melanie where did that voice come from and where has it been? You’re 44, this is what this show is all about, finding somebody as amazing as you and giving them a chance."

Guest judge Anastacia commented: "I completely can’t believe that you killed it like that. It is never too late to have a record deal girl!"

Tulisa told Melanie: "You came on stage and you seemed really gentle and then all of the sudden this fire and this soul and this diva came out of you. You owned that stage you absolutely rocked it - that is how you do an audition. Amazing."

Watch [tag]Melanie Masson[/tag] on The X Factor below...

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