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!