The X Factor: Celebrity's Megan McKenna breaks down in tears as she gets to live finals after wowing j with original song
MEGAN McKenna broke down in tears tonight after getting a place in the live finals after wowing judges with her original song.
The reality star stunned Simon Cowell during last night's The X Factor: Celebrity as she gave an impressive performance- after Cowell laughed at her failed 2015 audition.
The 27-year-old, who ditched her lip fillers for the show, was overwhelmed when she discovered she had won a place in the live shows on Louis Walsh's team and wept in front of the judges.
She told them: "You don't know what this means to me. I have wanted this my entire life
Megan was the third act to take to the stage in Simon's Malibu mansion.
McKenna came face to face with Simon after the music mogul, 60, laughed at her for wanting to sing country music back in 2015.
The telly star auditioned for X Factor twice in 2014 and 2015, and got to boot camp on both occasions yet all evidence of her appearance on the talent show has apparently been removed.
She was the only act auditioning in The X Factor: Celebrity to sing an original song.
Before she started singing Louis Walsh pointed out that she looked different and she told him: "I'm not gonna lie I used to have a lot of lip filler in my top lip and it was a bit embarrassing now I look back and I've had them taken out.
"I want to be seen as an artist so I can't be on stage looking like that, can I?"
Megan got a standing ovation for her song and Simon Cowell, in particular was gobsmacked by the incredibly emotional song.
Ahead of her appearance on X Factor: Celebrity, Megan told The Sun Online how four years of being judged on reality telly has been tough.
The 27-year-old star - who rose to fame on Towie, Ex On The Beach and Celebrity Big Brother and was branded Mental Megs for her screaming matches and outbursts - felt nervous over how fans will perceive her when they watch her audition for the talent show.
She said: "I hope people can just watch it and listen to my story and just listen to the real me.
"I feel like I've had a tough few - it must be about four years now - on reality shows where I get judged left right and centre and I've had a very 50/50 reaction.
"This is a completely different show, this is just me being me, there's no cutting in there, arguments there, drama there, so I just hope they can see me for me."
Megan added: "I've got a lot of pressure because I've been really trying to crack the music industry for a long time now and I think coming off of reality shows, people have a perception of me and they judge me on shows I've done and it's really difficult to be taken seriously.
Megan once had a furious bust-up with Simon where he told her she'd be a flop.
But she confidently crooned in front of an audience of music industry executives in Simon's back garden in Los Angeles in tonight's second episode of the talent show - and the head honcho was gripped.
She added about meeting Simon again: "I don't know if he remembers me or not I was so young. I was 16, in a girl band, but I've grown up a lot.
"Obviously me coming on this show, showcasing me as a singer, a solo artist, it's completely different."
LOUIS Walsh has teased the X Factor: Celebrity categories ahead of Saturday's launch show and tipped Megan McKenna to win. The Irishman returns to the ITV series as a judge alongside Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger. This
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