THE X Factor star Shelley Smith told the Echo she was overwhelmed by her moment in the spotlight.
And the singing sensation hopes there will much more to come.
Shelley, a delivery driver, said there’s no reason why she can’t go on and win it.
“If everyone with the surname Smith votes for me I’m bound to win!” she said.
“Can I win? Why not – someone has to. I’ve been told I’ve got the shock factor – I have the personality.”
After wowing viewers on Saturday with her Natural Woman performance. And on Sunday it got even better at London’s Wembley Arena, with a stunning version of Feeling Good.
It led to a standing ovation from the panel and the audience.
The singer spend Monday in Exeter after the weekend shows were broadcast – and it has proved an eventful time.
She said: “It has been crazy. People have been stopping me un the street, and shouting Shelley and X Factor at me! It’s been lovely, I’m enjoying every minute of it.”
Shelley was born in Exeter and moved to Teignmouth, where she went to school with members of Muse.
She moved back to Exeter where she has now lives.
“I’ve been singing in pubs and clubs ion the circuit so I know how to perform,” she said.
“But obviously Wembley was a massive arena. I was nervous, because you never know how people are going to react to you. But it was amazing.
“Four yeses for me was huge, that’s what I wanted, I’d dreamt about.”
The single mum said her little girl Madeline, seven, is her biggest fan.
It remains to be seen how far she will go in the prestigious competition.
But she’s made the best possible start.
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.”
The backing from all four judges means she has won a spot in the next bootcamp round.