Melanie McCabe makes it to judges' houses on X Factor - again
MELANIE McCabe has made it to the judges' houses stage of X Factor, three years after Kelly Rowland ended her X Factor dream at her Miami home.
After weeks of auditions and tears and heartache for both the judges and contestants, Melanie was one of the six girls who have made it to the judges houses stage of the show.
A total of two dozen wannabes are bidding for a place in the final 12 who will be part of the live finals over the coming weeks on the ITV show.
Viewers also learned which mentors will be on hand for the judges as they guide their performers through the next stage of the process.
Nicole Scherzinger with the girls category will be helped by Mary J Blige, Gary Barlow (groups) is joined by Olly Murs, Sharon Osbourne (over 25s) enlists Robbie Williams and Louis Walsh (boys) is joined by Nicole Appleton, Shane Filan and Sinitta.
Here are the final contestants in the girls category:
Abi Alton, 19, from Guisborough.
The Morrison's sales assistant finds her job "boring" and lives at home with both her mum and dad.
Tamera Foster, 16, from Gravesend, Kent
Tamera, who starts college in September to study Musical Theatre, entered as part of duo Silver Rock, but judges decided to split them up.
Melanie McCabe, 19, from Dublin
Student Melanie is on her fourth appearance in the contest. She first appeared aged 14, making it to bootcamp and in 2011 got to judges' houses.
Hannah Barrett, 17, from south London
Hannah, who is studying for A levels, started singing in her local church and she says she is more interested in music than fame.
Jade Richards, 22, from Buckhaven, Fife
Unemployed Jade previously featured in the contest when she got through to the judges' houses stage in 2011.
Relley Clarke, 23, from Birmingham
A hotel housekeeper, she has been singing since she was tiny and began writing songs at 12 when she was bought a piano.