Exeter's X-Factor live finalist Shelley Smith promised to “give it all I’ve got for Devon” this weekend.
The sassy Marsh Barton white van driver who charmed Gary Barlow has now proved a knock out success with Robbie Williams who she met at Sharon Osbourne’s Los Angeles’ home.
She is not revealing just yet what she will be singing this time round but has been rehearsing non-stop.
Shelley said: “I have to say I am loving every minute it and it is the most wonderful thing that has ever happening to me – barring my lovely daughter Madeline.
“I am just hoping that Exeter and Devon will get 100 per cent behind me and vote because it is such a wonderful experience.”
Shelley, 34, who lives on the edge of the city at Exminster, has been staying in the X-Factor mansion with other contestants while seven-year-old Madeline is safe at home with Shelley’s mum.
Shelley said: “Madeline is my number one fan and I phone her every night without fail to chat to her about the day.
“Living with the others is great. I would give the gossip if I had any but I have to say we all get on really well. They are a great bunch.
“Sharon has been wonderful and is a great mentor and the food is good too - I am not a big pastie fan but Sharon has made me promise to make her a real Devon cream tea
“When we were in LA it was fantastic. Ozzy was wandering around the house and to meet Robbie Williams was amazing.
“The first thing he said when he saw me was “I know you!” It was an amazing five days but it all went in a whirl.
“It was not a holiday because we were working non stop but I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.
“I am enjoying it so much I want it to go on and on . I am going to give it all I’ve got. That’s the best I can do - so please vote for me!”
Shelley who works for ALS on Marsh Barton, said in her early days she sang all day.
“As soon as I jumped into the van, I would switch on the radio and spend the day belting out the songs. I’m still singing.”
It all helped her win through with soul classics like Natural Woman and Feeling Good on previous shows.
Shelley was born in Exeter and moved to Teignmouth, where she went to school with members of Muse.
“I’ve been singing in pubs and clubs on the circuit so I know how to perform,” she said.
As judge Gary Barlow told her: “Shelley, for some people coming out here and doing this is a lot of effort, it’s effortless for you. You just throw the vocals out there, the place is on their feet, exactly as it should be. Well done.”