NUNTHORPE singer Amelia Lily has been voted back onto the X-Factor.

The soloist was booted off the show in the first week of live performances, but following Frankie Coccozza's much publicised ejection she was chosen by the public for a sensational comeback.

"Welcome back," said judge Louis Walsh.

While fellow judge Tulisa said: "All these other acts have had weeks to progress and learn their craft and perfect it and you have come in at this point in the competition and you have come in at the same level as all the other acts who have had that time."

Gary Barlow, meanwhile, told her: "Let's rewind 48 hours, you get the call, you arrive in London, you learn that song, you are on the X-Factor tonight, that was absolutely sensational.

"Let me tell you something from somebody that knows, the great British public love a comeback. Get ready."

On her return, Amelia said: "My legs were shaking, but I am so happy to be back. It's just amazing."

Full story in Monday's The Northern Echo