Melanie Masson's debut release available for free download!

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Melanie Masson, was one of the stars of 2012's X Factor and today she releases her first single.  

Back in October 2012, our very own Reality TV guru Dean 'Midas' Maynard reviewed the X Factor live show finalists, here are his comments on Melanie "I really like Melanie and I would sign her to my agency tomorrow. I really hope the show gives her a career, long after it is finished"

Six months on and from today (Friday 12th April) Melanie Masson is giving away a free download of her first release since leaving the show.

Her audition song, which blew the judges away, was her version of Janis Joplin's 'Cry Baby'. She has now been in the studio and recorded the song.

Renowned mix engineer Dave Bascombe, who has mixed everyone from Kylie to Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp to Lady Antebellum and many more, has done an amazing mix on the track.

Melanie said today "I am so pleased with the result that I wanted to give this away, as a big thank you to everyone who supported me on the programme"

Recently the Janis Joplin estate, who have a Janis facebook page with four and a half million fans, posted the X Factor audition clip online and said how impressed they were with Melanie's version.

The download is available NOW by going to and 'Liking' Melanie's page.

Melanie's 53,000 Twitter followers who will also be able to download the free track from Twitter.