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Melanie Amaro can be forgiven for a lack of originality.

The X Factor finalist – she advanced to the top 12 on the first-ever live performance show – covered a Whitney Houston classic last night, belting out her take on “I Have Nothing,” a song with which any loyal singing competition viewer is familiar.

But Amaro made the track her own with an incredible rendition, leading L.A. Reid to state simply: “We really did save the best for last because, honey, you were unbelievable.”

Is there any doubt we’re looking at the current favorite?

Melanie Amaro - I Have Nothing