She admires her amazing voice

Michelle McManus won viewers’ hearts to triumph in Pop Idol 2003 and now she’s backing Leona Lewis to win this year’s X Factor.

‘I hope that people will vote for Leona as she really has the star factor,’ she says. ‘Her voice is amazing, she looks great and also seems very nice.’

Michelle, 26, thinks Ben’s songs all sound a bit alike and reckons Ray is in such a strong position, he might just pip Leona to the post.

As for her own career, she’s been back in the studio recording an album for release next year and is doing well with her weight-loss regime.

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