Melanie McCabe is the new favourite to win The X Factor 2013.
The comeback girl wowed the judges during both Saturday and Sunday night’s shows and is now the 5/1 favourite.
It’s Melanie’s fourth time auditioning and it seems this year the judges think she’s ready, with Gary Barlow gushing: “Melanie you are a great vocalist and you have a great stage presence, although you completely knocked it out of the park today, I think there is another level with you.”
Following Melanie’s Wembley Arena performance, Nicole Scherzinger added: “Melanie you not only have this great big voice but you have this effortless control. Beautiful job. You really impressed me.”
Also proving a hit with punters is teenager Abi Alton, who impressed with an original song on Sunday;s show.
Her understated audition saw her odds of winning the X-Factor come in at 9/1, making her the third favourite at this early stage of proceedings.
“Louis had a slight objection, but Abi’s audition was so unlike anything that we have seen on the X-Factor in years that she must be considered one of the favourites already,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Meanwhile, Tamera Foster is the second favourite between Melanie and Abi, with Sam Bailey behind the trio at 8/1.
The X Factor continues next Saturday and Sunday on ITV.
Browse pictures of last night’s show below…