Melody Thornton and Joe McElderry become 'Jelody'

'Popstar to Operastar' contestants Melody Thornton and Joe McElderry have been given the moniker 'Jelody' by their fellow contestants because they ''gel'' so well together

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Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton and Joe McElderry have become known as 'Jelody'.

The ex-Pussycat Dolls singer and the former 'X Factor' champion's fellow 'Popstar to Operastar' contestants have branded them with the nickname because they "gel" so well, and Melody even admitted she would consider recording a single or an album with Joe.

Asked whether the pop-tastic pair are likely to collaborate in the future, she told BANG Showbiz: "I love Joe. They call us 'Jelody' because we gel. We've already clicked and we have chemistry so we'll see, hopefully."

Melody narrowly avoided being voted off the ITV1 show - which trains pop stars to sing in an operatic style - on Sunday night (05.06.11), finishing in the bottom two alongside Ultravox singer Midge Ure, who was sent home instead.

However, the 26-year-old star was just glad Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins - a judge and mentor on the show - kept her in the competition.

She added: "I live to fight another day. It's been amazing. I'm so grateful to Katherine Jenkins for giving me the opportunity to come back because I'm just here to learn and I want to be the best I can possibly be."

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