Melanie Masson shot to the British public’s attention with her raw, powerhouse blues vocals and heart-rending rendition of Janis Joplin’s Cry Baby.
With almost 3 million hits on YouTube of her ﬁrst audition, she very quickly became an X Factor favourite with millions of fans in the UK and from all over the world.
Gaining respect and admiration from fans and critics alike, she introduced the X factor audience to Janis Joplin and blues music and sailed into the live ﬁnals. Singing all her life, Melanie has always been inspired by the timeless artists from the late 60s and early 70s – Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Tina Turner, Otis Redding and The Rolling Stones to name a few.
She has previously been a solo recording artist, a session singer, touring all over the world and also starred in West End musicals. One of her favourites being The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, where she took the title role of LV to critical acclaim with her impressions of Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springﬁeld, Edith Piaf among others.
Melanie continues to delight and excites with her live shows. Her soul-searing vocals hark back to a time where performers wore their hearts on their sleeves and sang with truth, passion and real soul.