Melanie Amaro Crowned X Factor USA Winner

Published: Thursday 22nd Dec 2011 by Rashad

X Factor USA has played host to immeasurable talents, but after weeks of tearful departures and close calls, the show has finally found its superstar – Melanie Amaro.  Accompanying the coveted title of X Factor USA’s ‘first champion’ is a fat $5 million dollar check – a huge incentive for the thousands of hopefuls who auditioned for the show earlier this summer.  Besting fan favorites Chris Rene and Josh Krajcik, the Floridian songbird’s cause was certainly assisted by her rousing renditions of Beyonce‘s “Listen” and R. Kelly‘s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ (assisted by Kelly himself live) on last night’s finale.

While the world awaits her first official offerings, one thing’s for certain – the girl’s got chops.  And, with media moguls Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid in her corner, Amaro looks to be winning in more ways than one!

Congratulations are in order!

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  1. Carlitos December 22, 2011

    Congrats and Good Luck to her. Real Talent.

  2. IT’S ALL GOOD!!! December 22, 2011

    I am very proud of her! She really deserved this and is very talented!

  3. chocolatebox December 22, 2011

    Good choice. Hopefully her career with Simon & LA makes her a superstar…..

  4. MT December 22, 2011

    she’ll be right behind melanie fiona, monica, brandy, tiffany evans, etc etc etc. to sell albums.

    Her first album will be platinum (based on shipments only) and will struggle with her sophomore. She’s not that great of a singer.

    Chris Rene should’ve won. He has music running thru his veins.

  5. kaye December 22, 2011

    rachel crow should have won…

  6. xedos December 22, 2011

    can someone give her Jhud number? Pop star cannot be fat. A good voice don’t make you a superstar. Don’t believe me ask Leona Lewis

  7. BLAH December 22, 2011

    @XEDOS B**** STFU LOOK HOW STUPID AS F*** YOU SOUND, PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE DUMBASS, JENNIFER HUDSON WAS FAT AS HELL WHEN SHE GOT HER RECORD DEAL DUMBASS AND JUST LOSS WEIGHT NOT LONG AGO AND SHE BEEN IN THE GAME, SO YA… MAKE SENSE A VOICE CAN GET YOU FAR NO MATTER WHAT, SO PLEASE GO GET A HOBBY DUMMY YOU MAKING YOURSELF LOOK AND SOUND DUMB AS F*** O.o but ya anyway melanie! you deserved this you have a voice of an angel =-) im happy for you woman can’t wait for your music to come out.

  8. MISHKA December 22, 2011

    Congrats to her.

    But we already know that the true winners of X-Factor and American Idol are the shows, the judges and the TV channel. Melanie is history already. On to the next one…

  9. Yeezy December 22, 2011

    This girl honestly sings without conviction!!!! Like i dont believe her! that girl ruined a great beyonce song and left me not remembering sh*t … i need my rachel crow she has something special that you cant teach.

  10. Jay Scorpio December 23, 2011

    SHE WILL FLOP AND FLOP HARD!!! NOTHING UNIQUE ABOUT HER STYLE OF VOCALS… JUS ANOTHER MARIAH WANNA BE…

    JOSH OR CHRIS SHOULD HAVE WON THAT SHOW AND THEY WILL RUN CIRCLES AROUND THIS BYTCH WERE ALBUM SALES R CONCERNED!!!

    #JustSaying

  11. Jayla December 23, 2011

    NO ONE WAS GOING TO BUY JOSH OR CHRIS ALBUMS LMAO!!! U PEOPLE ARE SO BITTER, CHRIS WAS A HORRID SINGER BUT HEW WAS A BETTER RAPPER, JOSH WAS JUST SO AVERAGE…. CONGRATS MELANIE, U SUNG THE HELL OUT OF THAT SONG LAST NIGHT AND U DESERVE IT…. NO MATTER HOW MUCH HATE U RECEIVE U ARE 5 MILLION DOLLARS RICHER THAN THEM LOL

  12. Jayla December 23, 2011

    AND YEA RIGHT U GROWN ASS PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BOUGHT A RACHEL CROW ALBUM LOL SHUT THE F*** UP

  13. scarppie December 23, 2011

    RACHEL CROW ALLDAY >>>>SO SORRY I FORGOT TO VOTE FOR HER THAT DAY>>>>>>>>>MELANIE 2nd best …..her voice is still worth 5 million….congrates to 2nd best

  14. Dev December 23, 2011

    @JayLa. If the album was done right i would’ve. You’re forgetting that Alliyan & Brandy were only 15 and Monice was 14 when her album came out and i still brought it.
    Rachels voice was too good for teeny bop sso La would have left that to willow and developed Rachel over the year…. maybe.

  15. cici fan for life December 23, 2011

    Congrats to Melani on her 5 million!!!!!!!!

    I pray that she works with L A Reid instead of Clive Davis/RCA/J Records. They have done a HORRIBLE JOB with Fantasia/ Jhud & Monica albums. The A&R Urban Music team at J records SUCKS!!! I hope she does pop & r&b songs on her album like Toni Braxton used to do…. she needs to lose weight tho.

    J Records sucks! I hope Melani gets a good team….Fantasia keeps making the same album with the same producers…. She needs GREAT songwriters/ Adele like instumentation. …

    J Records sucks!! The last two songs I liked from Monica were Everything & Love All IOver…. she needs better songwriters & producers . J Recods/ RCA sucks! The only reason Alicia Keys sells is b/c she writes and composed her own music.

    I think Rachel , Chris, Melani, Josh & Drew will get signed by Cowell/ Reid in joint venture…… L A Reid will work with Astro & Rachel will go to Disney.

  16. The Truth December 23, 2011

    Congrats to Melanie! Hopefully she’ll do well! The music scene right now is filled with garbage but hopefully she can get something unique that does well.

    Xedos- Jennifer Hudson sold more records when she was “Fat” lol

    CiCi Fan For Life- NONE of Fantasia does not use the same producers and NONE do her albums sound the same.

    I hope Astro gets a good deal. I liked him better than Chris Rene.

  17. Jessica December 23, 2011

    @cici fan for life:I think she will do well in RCA or LA Reid. She doesn’t have to lose weight, she’s fine the way she is. Too Bad LaFace Records is not around anymore, she would kill that album under that label point blank!! All those people will get signed-Stacy, Astro, Drew, Rachel, Marcus, Chris, and Josh for sure. Chris is alright singer but he needs a little more vocal training and he’s good to go. Those people had real talent right there. I watched X-Factor on and off, and they were good singers, I give them that. When Mel drops her album I will be promoting it on my radio show, hands down. Congrats Mel and good luck!!

  18. MichaelAngelo December 23, 2011

    She deserves all the success coming here way. She rocked X Factor and i’m excited about her transition.

  19. YOOSONDALOOSE December 23, 2011

    Don’t watch the show. But well done.

  20. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN December 23, 2011

    I thought it was a $5 million (£3.18 million) recording contract and a starring role in a Pepsi Super Bowl commercial she won, that’s what I read.. supose It was wrong.

  21. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN December 23, 2011

    Even the host steve jones said its a 5 million pound recording contact.. she wont be getting a 5 million, but probs still loads.

  22. Roman December 23, 2011

    I hate to say this but she’s going to eat the 5 mil, literally…

    Sorry I had to say that… I have love for her maddd vocals… This b**** can since + perform… She can easily lose the wait…

    My fear is that she’s gunna turn out to be like “Leona” and “Shanelle”, 2 artists with f****** amazing pipes, but not making commercial music… I hope LA can guide her to become a current artist… Good Luck Mel!

  23. lifee December 23, 2011

    She needs to stay away from R&B and try Country&Soul. That’s where the money and support is at.

  24. brian b December 25, 2011

    I find it funny that a person can say Melanie can’t sing and then bring up Chris Rene in the next sentence and then another one says the same thing but then brings up Rachel Crowe….

    1. Chris Rene sucks, he isn’t going to sell any albums cause he is boring, the guy has had some good moments but the problem with him is that he is either really good or really bad whereas Mel has been consistently on top of her game

    2. Rachel Crowe is underrated, she could probably do well on Disney and then release an album when she’s 18 that will do moderately well, she has a career ahead of her but I feel like her voice hasn’t matured.. Melanie sounds professional when she sings and Rachel sounds like she is trying too hard

    I Liked Chris, I liked Rachel and I liked Melanie but she has certainly stepped up where the other 2 failed. congratulations to her:)

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