Published Saturday, 01 September 2012
Melanie Masson rocks Janis Joplin (© ITV)
The full time mum, who started singing in bands from the age of 15 in Scotland, is known as "fairy flutterbye".
With her soft demeanour, she took everybody by surprise the minute she started to sing during her audition in Glasgow - leaving Take That star Gary Barlow in awe.
"Melanie, that was insane, oh my god that voice, you were guiding us through the song. It was amazing, it really was," he told her.
Louis Walsh said: "Melanie, where did that voice come from and where has it been? You're 44, this is what this show is all about, finding somebody as amazing as you and giving them a chance."
Guest judge Anastacia was also impressed: "I completely can't believe that you killed it like that. It is never too late to have a record deal girl!"
"You owned that stage you absolutely rocked it - that is how you do an audition. Amazing," added Tulisa.
"You came on stage and you seemed really gentle and then all of the sudden this fire and this soul and this diva came out of you."
Music is the only thing I've ever wanted to do but I feel it's kind of make or break now. I'm going to sing today like it's the last time I'm ever going to sing.
Meanwhile an Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga tribute act divided the judges, with her daring dancing moves.
Nicola-Marie Bloor blamed her nerves for her constant chatter which sees Louis Walsh compare her to Davina McCall.
The 35-year-old from Derby belted her way through Taylor Dayne's 1988 hit Tell It To My Heart and former Spice Girl Mel B told her: "I properly loved it, it was full on. Yeah, it is a little bit dated, so what, but you grabbed my attention".
But Gary was less impressed, telling her: "I didn't really enjoy the audition, I found it dated and ultimately I'd find you really annoying if you were in my category."
Lifeguard Jake Quickenden was a definite hit with his version of Kings of Leon's Use Somebody impressing all the judges with Gary telling him: "I love your voice, I love your image".
It all ended in tears for another of the performers - a 26-year-old tool salesman from Wolverhampton called Joseph.
His emotions got the better of him after he was joined on stage by his four-year-old son Kian.
"The reason that I'm here today is because I really want to try and give my son the best life possible, I'd feel complete in life if I could do that," he explained.
His performance of Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love made the panel smile with Louis telling him: "You've got an amazing talent, you've got an authentic rock voice," and Barlow describing him as "absolutely awesome".
He also impressed Mel B who said: "You smashed it. You're really hot, you've got great tattoos, and you smash things up with tools, and then you sing... done."