X Factor 2012: Melanie Masson praises "lovely" Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow

Melanie Masson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 singing sensation Melanie Masson has praised the "lovely" Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow.

We'll see 44-year-old Melanie performing for the pair at judges' houses this weekend, competing for a spot in the live shows.

Speaking about Take That star Gary, Melanie said: “He is just lovely and I have to remind everyone that I am happily married lady, but it doesn’t hurt to be mentored by Gary Barlow and he’s very supportive and enthusiastic and he wants us all to do well.

“It’s very exciting to get the opportunity to sing for him and get advice from him and he’s so talented. I like all the judges but I was secretly hoping for Gary cause I think musically he gets me the most.”

The mum of two added that her daughter was keen to meet the Take That star if she made the live shows!

Talking to STV, Melanie also praised Gary's helper for judges' houses, former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole.

She said: “She was just lovely. She is so lovely and oh my god, in real life she is beautiful and she’s just gorgeous. She’s like a doll.

"I can not explain how beautiful and how warm she is. Just a really lovely, down-to-earth girl who just happens to be very talented. She seemed right at home being back on the show.”

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