X Factor star Melanie Masson used to sing with Kasabian

'X Factor' wannabe Melanie Masson has failed to reveal a secret pop career which saw her previously sing with Kasabian, Stereophonics and Happy Mondays

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This article is from 2012.

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'X Factor' wannabe Melanie Masson has failed to reveal a secret pop career working with Kasabian.

The 44-year-old full-time mother has been a session vocalist for 15 years, singing alongside a number of music stars including the Stereophonics, Happy Mondays, Fatboy Slim and Leo Sayer - and she was even signed to EMI and released a single in 2007.

But 'X Factor' judges Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos didn't appear to be aware of her past on Saturday's (01.09.12) show.

Louis told her: "Where did that voice come from and where has it been? This is what the show is about. Finding someone as amazing as you."

Melanie insists she has been a full-time mum for the last six years and admits the opportunity to shine on the ITV1 show is her "last chance" at making it big as a solo singer in the music industry.

She told The Sun newspaper: "Most of the work I did was 10 to 15 years ago. But for the past six years I've been a full-time mum.

"I had a brief deal with EMI 18 years ago but was dropped after a year. I've never really had that big break to shine as an individual. This is my last chance."

An 'X Factor' spokesman said: "'The X Factor' is open to everyone. The only rule is they must be over 16 and not have a current record deal."

This article is from 2012.

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The lairy indie combo have headlined T in the Park and Glastonbury with their tried-and-tested piledriving electro-rock anthems.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 16 Apr

£45 / 01702 351135

Newport Centre

Sat 15 Apr

£45

O2 Academy Birmingham

Thu 13 Apr

£45 / 0121 622 8250

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