X Factor 2012: Melanie Masson worries about missing kids if she makes live shows

Melanie Masson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor hopeful Melanie Masson has admitted that leaving her kids for the live shows would be "torturous".

Melanie describing having to spend time away from her two children if she makes it further in the competition as her "own personal bootcamp challenge".

The mother of two wowed the judges on Saturday night's latest show after singing Janis Joplin's Cry Baby for the panel.

Discussing her audition this week, Melanie told Bang!: "I kind of thought I'd given up on my dreams of being able to get that record deal at my age and I thought it's probably not going to happen and I was really concentrating on my family and I've still been writing and doing the odd gig here and there, but the truth is that up until the weekend I've been a stay-at-home mum."

If Melanie gets through bootcamp and makes it to the live shows, it could mean spending as long as three months apart from her children, Rua, five, and Ramsay, three.

She said: "That will be torturous because I've never been away from them before ever. I've never spent any time apart from them.

"They will be fine, but that will be a massive challenge in itself, that's my own personal bootcamp challenge being apart from them."

The 44-year-old added: "I have enjoyed my time so much just doing this so no matter if it all ends at bootcamp I will not regret a single moment because it has been such a wonderful experience and an unexpected experience because I thought it was all over for me musically and it's really rekindled my dream".

Watch our interview with Melanie below...

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