X Factor 2012: Melanie McCabe gets Louis Walsh's backing!

Melanie McCabe (X Factor 2012)

Louis Walsh has backed "great" Melanie McCabe to make this year's judges' house.

Speaking on Xtra Factor last night, Louis said he was glad to see the Irish performer back.

No real shock there then...

He said: "Melanie McCabe is back and she's great."

Louis also backed Eddy String, telling Caroline Flack: "He can sing, he's a bit like that guy form one One Direction with the funny haircut.. whats his name, Caroline?"

Melanie made the judges' homes stage of the show last year, after previously failing at bootcamp in 2008.

Back for her third attempt, Melanie wowed the judges last night at the first stage of bootcamp, sailing through to the final performance tonight.

This evening will see Melanie and the other the remaining X Factor acts singing for one last time at bootcamp in front of both the judges and a 5,000-strong crowd at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

Will Melanie McCabe make it through to judges' houses?

The X Factor 2012 sirs tonight at 7:30PM on ITV1.

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