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Listen: 'X-Factor' Winner Melanie Amaro Releases Debut Single 'Don't Fail Me Now'

By Jill Slattery on
It feels like forever ago that Virgin Islands native Melanie Amaro became the first-ever winner of the U.S. version of The X-Factor (eight months to be exact), but we finally get to hear the powerhouse singer's first single!Amaro, who nabbed a $5 million contract with Epic Records when she won X Factor, has released her debut single online, a beat-heavy track called "Don't Fail Me Now." The tune features strong (if maybe slightly Auto-Tuned) vocals from Amaro and pseudo-inspirational lyrics...Read Full Story

Melanie Amaro is the 'X Factor' Winner

By Jill Slattery on
Melanie Amaro officially has The X Factor.The 19-year-old singer from Coral Springs, FL was crowned the winner of the first season of X Factor USA, beating out 30-year-old single father Josh Krajcik. Amaro takes home a $5 million recording contract, as well as a starring role in a Pepsi commercial. Oh, and she's also got a nifty bedazzled Pepsi themed trophy to put on her mantle.Amaro was so overwhelmed when she won that she had trouble putting her feelings into words, instead simply...Read Full Story

Melanie Amaro: 'X Factor' Winner? (Video)

By Jill Slattery on
Three finalists performed during last night's X Factor Top 3 performance finale, but it was Melanie Amaro who emerged as the star of the evening.The soul singer, who grew up in the British Virgin Islands and initially hid her thick accent from the X Factor cameras, did not have an easy road to the finale. She was initially cut by judge and mentor Simon Cowell before he realized his mistake and flew to her home in Florida to ask her to come back to the competition. Week after week, Melanie has...Read Full Story
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