Melanie Masson: 'I want to perform Relight My Fire with Gary'

Melanie Masson

Melanie Masson

Melanie Masson would love to perform Take That classic 'Relight My Fire' with Gary Barlow and take on the role of Lulu.

Melanie Masson wants to perform 'Relight My Fire' with Gary Barlow.

The 44-year-old singer - who is mentored by the Take That hunk in the Over 28s category - would love to work with Gary on the classic Take That song featuring Lulu if the opportunity ever arose.

Speaking backstage at the 'X Factor' studios, Melanie told BANG Showbiz: "I was always a Take That fan and my husband is too. But Gary is just the loveliest man - not only is he gorgeous, and I can say that with my husband's permission - but he's so amazingly talented, so involved and hands on. I could definitely do a Take That song. 'Relight My Fire'! I could be Lulu and he could do the other bit. I love that idea!"

Melanie was shocked when the group lost Carolynne Poole in the first week of the show, and she admits Gary has struggled with losing her too.

She added: "Of course I think for any of the mentors it's difficult to lose an act. When you get put into your groups and you spend all the time with people in your groups, you do it all as a category - and Gary is very hands on and very supportive. He will be disappointed, as any of them would be."

Having previously only sung older songs, Melanie will this week be turning her voice to a modern piece, an opportunity she is relishing.

She said: "I just like a song for a song, I don't care what decade it's from. If it touches me and I relate to it, that's all I really care about.

Gary Barlow

Solo from Take That's songwriter-singer, promoting his new album, the cheesily titled Since I Saw You Last.


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