The ALL THIS TIME singer - who was backed by acid-tongued judge SIMON COWELL in the last weeks of the talent contest - failed to repeat the success of her first single, and insiders predict she will now be dropped by her record label.
And many insist Michelle - whose weight was the subject of cruel taunts in the British press - just doesn't have the right image for the highly-competitive pop industry.
A source says, "Everyone who works with Michelle is dejected. It was always a gamble as to whether she could cut it or not being the size she is.
"You will not see another single being released by Michelle McManus. Her short-lived trip into the world of pop is over and she's on a one-way trip back to reality."12/04/2004 01:56