X Factor's Tulisa moved to tears by performance

Monday September 19, 2011

Tulisa Contostavlos was moved to tears in Saturday´s X Factor after one contestant's incredible performance.

Mother-of-four Michelle Barrett told the judges in Cardiff how she "never gave up" on her dreams of stardom despite the pressures of family life, before launching into Whitney Houston's All The Man I Need.

A tearful Tulisa told the 31-year-old, from Leixlip in the Republic of Ireland, that her performance reminded her of her own mother.

She said: "Me and my mum have got this really powerful relationship - she's the reason that I sing".

N-Dubz star Tulisa made a BBC3 documentary about life with her mother who suffered from a schizoaffective disorder and has spoken out about what life is like for young people with a mentally ill parent.

Photo: ©ITV

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