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

Melanie Amaro Releases Debut Single: What Do You Think?

Melanie Amaro Releases Debut Single: What Do You Think?

It's been nearly eight months since Melanie Amaro walked away with the inaugural X Factor title in America, but the talented singer has only first come out with her debut single this week.

It's titled "Don't Fail Me Now," it's written by Livvi Franc (who is responsible for hits by such artists as Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson) and it's a message to Amaro's hoofers, as these sample lyrics prove:

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Melanie Amaro Signs Record Deal

Melanie Amaro Signs Record Deal

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.

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Who Won The X Factor?

Who Won The X Factor?

It all boiled down to talent (Melanie Amaro) versus heart (Josh Krajcik) versus energy (Chris Rene) on the first-ever American finale of The X Factor, with a major recording contract, $5 million and serious bragging rights at stake tonight.

So, who took home the largest grand prize in reality show history?

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Melanie Amaro Believes She Can Fly, Win The X Factor Title

Melanie Amaro Believes She Can Fly, Win The X Factor Title

Can we hand Melanie Amaro The X Factor title now, please?

The season-long front-runner proved once again last night that she clearly has the best voice in the competition, singing a duet with R. Kelly on "I Believe I Can Fly" and matching the iconic artist note-for-note.

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The X Factor Final Three: Who Will Win?

The X Factor Final Three: Who Will Win?

Marcus Canty, as most people predicted, was the victim on last night's X Factor results show, leaving Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene to vie for the title.

Canty had been in bottom two four weeks in a row, and last week’s publicly unpopular elimination brought a lot of pressure - too much for him to last another week.

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Melanie Amaro on The X Factor: A Hero Who Feels Good!

Melanie Amaro on The X Factor: A Hero Who Feels Good!

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.

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Melanie Amaro Makes X Factor Viewers Believe

Melanie Amaro Makes X Factor Viewers Believe

Viewers were treated to a double dose of Melanie Amaro on The X Factor last night.

With the show asking contestants to perform a pair of covers - first, a dance remix; then, a song of their own choosing - the season's favorite took full advantage of her time in the spotlight, mixing up Adele's smash "Someone Like You" and then slowing it down for a version of "When You Believe."

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Melanie Amaro is "The World's Greatest"

Melanie Amaro is "The World's Greatest"

Melanie Amaro accomplished the impossible on The X Factor last night: she forced L.A. Reid to offer up words of encouragement.

This judge is so focused on being negative and on creating some kind of feud with the other mentors that he even admitted at one point this week that he goes into each performing looking for faults. But what am I supposed to say? he asked Melanie after she covered R. Kelly's "The World's Greatest." I cannot criticize it.

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Melanie Amaro Has Nothing... But Talent!

Melanie Amaro Has Nothing... But Talent!

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.

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Who is The X Factor Favorite?

Who is The X Factor Favorite?

The finalists have been announced. The live performances kick off on Tuesday. And the bets are being placed.

On which X Factor contestant should you lay your money? Bodog, one of the Web's leading gambling destinations, has released the following odds, ranking each remaining act. Who has been installed as the favorite? The answer should come as no surprise to any loyal viewer...

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Melanie Amaro Makes Like Michael Jackson

Melanie Amaro Makes Like Michael Jackson

Melanie Amaro covered a Michael Jackson classic on The X Factor last night, a track whose title asks a simple question: Will You Be There?

Following another sterling audition, this 18-year old from Sunrise, Florida has certainly made one thing clear: yes, she'll be there. In the next round of the singing competition, that is.

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The X Factor Unveils Top 32

The X Factor Unveils Top 32

So... did your favorite make the cut?

The X Factor unveiled its top 32 contestants last night, throwing in the one twist that really does make this competition different from American Idol: There are four groups of eight, each to be mentored by one of the judges.

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Melanie Amaro Forces X Factor Viewers to "Listen"

Melanie Amaro Forces X Factor Viewers to "Listen"

With apologies to Rachel Crow, Nick Voss and other impressive acts from week one of The X Factor, Melanie Amaro is it.

This 18-year old put gave us the audition of the (early) season last night, belting out Beyonce's "Listen," bringing Nicole Scherzinger to tears and prompting Simon Cowell to say: "When I was asked by people why I was bringing this show to America it was because I hoped we were going to find someone like you."

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