Monica Michael is returning to the X Factor as the wildcard act.
The singer was told on Sunday night that she hadn’t made it into Rita Ora’s top three. However after much speculation, Rita and her fellow judges announced on Thursday’s Xtra Factor that she would be returning.
“I’m so hyped to be back as the wildcard. Thank you to all the Judges for believing in me and for the public for supporting me. See you on Saturday night!” – Monica Michael
Rita Ora, who is mentoring the girls this year, added: “I couldn’t sleep Sunday night thinking about Monica and if I could convince the other judges of giving her a wildcard. It’s so great that Simon, Cheryl and Grimmy agreed. What a rollercoaster for Monica but sooo glad to have her back. So exciting.”
The X Factor live shows kick off this weekend and will also see performances by X Factor reigning champion Ben Haenow, Little Mix and Ellie Goulding.