Melanie Amaro Expresses Shock, Appreciation Over X Factor Victory

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Melanie Amaro accomplished the very difficult on the first season of The X Factor: the front-runner since day one, this talented singer maintained that status for months and went on to win the title last night.

And she still can't believe it.

"I felt as though I was hearing things, to be honest," Amaro told reporters today of when Steve Jones announced her at the winner. "I had to check my ear real quick. It shocked me a lot. It really did."

Melanie Amaro Wins!

Melanie, of course, is now $5 million richer, a wild sum for anyone, let alone a young woman who didn't grow up with much.

"Life will change a lot," she says. "The most I have ever had before was $200, if I was lucky."

A piano teacher from Florida, Amaro says she'll purchase a new home for her mother with the winnings, along with a lifetime supply of chicken for herself. Seriously. ("I can't live without it. It's my favorite food.")

Overall, she just wants to give a shout-out to her fans.

"Thank you to all my supporters who've supported me and have been behind me since day one and believed in me when I didn't even have the heart to believe in myself," she says. "Even when I went home, you guys still pushed and sent all your love my way."

You're welcome, Melanie! Did do you think Amaro deserved to win?



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Hands Down one of the best paerofmrnce i have see and she is VERY INSPIRATIONAL that she is really an Angel!

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MELANIE YOU INSPIRE ME ANY TIME I HEAR YOU SING. YOUR VOICE GETS MY TEARS OUT AT ALL TIMES. I BELIEVE GOD HAS FINALLY HEARD YOUR CRY AND H
AS DECIDED TO BLESS YOU. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET WHERE THE LORD HAD BROUGHT YOU FROM, DO NOT BE ANY BODY ELSE BUT YOU. BE PRAYERFUL AND MORE HUMBLE DO NOT LEAVE ABOVE YOUR MEANS AND NOT CARRIED AWAY BY THE MILLIONS YOU JUST GOT FOR GOD IS ABLE TO DO MORE FOR YOU OK. I DO REALY LOVE YOU AND WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU I WISH I COULD BE A FRIEND TO YOU BECAUSE I LIKE YOU VERY MUCH. OBEY YOUR PARENTS AS USUAL AND MAKE SURE GRAMA IS ALEAYS HAPPY. GOD BLES

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I felt Melanie from your first song tears and goose bumps , I knew you had a gift so happy for you God bless your journey you are amazing

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I felt Melanie from your first song tears and goose bumps , I knew you had a gift so happy for you God bless your journey

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Fantastic job on her win. She and her voice are fantastic. No doubt things will continue to an amazing level for her. Melanie, dont forget to thank Jesus every day. To Chris - you have inspired myself and my 8 year old daughter....you can do anything life brings to you. Josh was my favorite.... hes undoubtly a sincere, loving person and his voice is terrific. After I read about his attitude on second place, I knew he was an great as I thought he was. I plan to see all 3 names in the future. God Bless.

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I wish Melanie Amaro a wonderful life in her new beginings find a trust worthy manager. And a top notch accountant, Live with in your means. As you belive in your DREAMS. I have a very high standard now for Simmon he did what he belived in !! More people should do there job as he did and it would be a better place. Happy New Year 2012

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You are a GREAT singer and I will buy your first album immeaditely it comes here to Finland.

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fabulous knew you would win with the first audition

Melanie Amaro Biography

Melanie Amaro Photo Melanie Amaro is an 18-year old from Sunrise, Florida. She originally auditioned for The X Factor with Beyonce's "Listen" and then... More »
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