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Irish X Factor hopeful Melanie McCabe eliminated for a fourth time
The 20-year-old has once again been turned away at the judges’ houses stage.

DUBLIN GIRL MELANIE McCabe has failed to make it through to the live final of The X Factor for the fourth time.

The 20-year-old has been auditioning since she was in her early teens, and had made it through to bootcamp twice before.

She performed for Kelly Rowland during the judges’ houses final stage in 2011, but was not chosen to progress to the live final.

This time round she performed for former Pussycat Doll Nicole Nicole Scherzinger and guest judge Mary J Blige in Antigua, but once again failed to make the grade.

That’s despite a early audition that made judge Louis Walsh cry…

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… a standing ovation at Wembley Arena…

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… and this bootcamp performance that secured her place in Antigua…

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This evening McCabe performed the Snow Patrol song Run (as performed by previous winner Leona Lewis).

She spoke of her family’s financial problems and said:

I don’t want to have to leave broken hearted again.

However Blige said she needed “something more” from the Irish girl, while Nicole Scherzinger told McCabe that she felt like there was a lot of work left to be done.

McCabe’s only hope now is that she’ll be chosen as a wild card entry.

Here’s the performance that got Irish X Factor hopeful Melanie McCabe her last-gasp success>

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