Melanie Amaro Signs Record Deal

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The future starts now for Melanie Amaro.

Fresh off an X Factor victory that netted her $5 million and a spot in a Pepsi commercial during next month's Super Bowl, the talented artist has officially signed a deal with Epic Records.

"I joined The X Factor to be able to discover undeniable talent such as Melanie," judge L.A. Reid said in a statement. "I am pleased that she is now signed to Epic Records because I believe we have only scratched the surface on uncovering her talent and her inevitable journey to super-stardom."

Elsewhere, all indications are that three of Melanie's main competitors from season one - Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene and Astro - will also sign record deals in the near future. Best of luck to each one!

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SO SO SO SO FRUSTRATED. Please, I beg you, PLEASE sing ballads, omg. You MUST sing "Listen" (the way you sang it at your audition--PERFECT and won you a standing ovation from every human in that building.) I voted over 100 times for you to hear your ballads. And The "World's Greatest." Please stop with the sound that we NEVER hear from you on the show. Please give your fans what WE VOTED FOR!!!!

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I AM SO PLEASE TO SAY THAT I'M SO GLAD MELAINE AMARO WON X FACTOR.I'M A BIG FAN OF HER.LOVW YOU CHICA.YOU HAVE SO many many blessing come towards you.keep up the good work....

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Sooooo glad for her. I voted for her and glad she won. Good luck on her future and looking forward to buying her music!!

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One word AWESOME When she first open her mouth, I told my daughters that she was going to win. I cried on ever song she sung with the exception of one (the rock song) but she blew that too. God has blessed her with something that know one can take away. TALENT. LOVE U MELANIE

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She will be good and whatever she do god have bless her with a great voice and a good voice may god be with you give god the prasie

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So glad Melanie won the X Factor!!!! I am so proud of her and she really deserved it. When I first heard her audition, she took my breath away, literally. #lovingtheamaro

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I recall when we first watched the original audition of by Melanie in Miami on day 1 of the Xfactor and the discouraged reactions of the Xfactor judges who had struggled with a bunch of no talents before Melanie showed up and thought...GAME OVER!! She sounded every bit as polished as Maria Carey and others on day one! I still believe Simon's not selecting her initially for the finals was all staged. Not sure where she got her training, but GodSpeed to her and her career...she is absolutely wonderful.