It's never easy being the favorite. Just ask the Miami Heat or the Boston Red Sox.
But Melanie Amaro has been considered The X Factor front-runner since her very first audition, never faltering under the pressure, giving stellar performance after stellar performance every week on Fox. That didn't change last night.
The talented crooner belted out two covers - one chosen by America, "Hero," the other on her own, "Feeling Good" - and only cemented her status as the contestant to beat.
"You’re the greatest female that ever graced this stage," L.A. Reid told Melanie. "You are the truth."