X Factor star Melanie Masson has said she wants the show to bring her acceptance.
Speaking after her audition at the weekend, Melanie confessed she almost didn't audition as she was worried about what people would think of her.
“I wasn’t sure they would like me or if I was right for the show," she said. “It took me a long time, going backwards and forwards, thinking I was putting myself up for public humiliation.
"But in the end I thought I would regret it more if I didn’t do it, rather than if I did."
Melanie continued: "X Factor is the only programme that accepts you no matter how old you are or what you have done before."
Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday today, Melanie revealed: “Before I had children I had my own band and did backing singing for Russell Watson and Shaun Ryder.
“But then I put my career on hold to have children. It’s really difficult to get back into music with a family.
“But I feel that life is too short not to give this a try."
She added: "It’s probably the biggest opportunity I will ever have.”
Melanie wowed the judges at auditions in Glasgow with her performance of Cry Baby by Janis Joplin.
Louis Walsh told Melanie on last night's show: "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."