After the long search of million singing hopefuls, Melanie Amaro is hailed as the first X Factor in the hit US TV series in America. She just won a whooping $5 Million contract which includes a Pepsi commercial lining up the biggest stars and endorsers in the history like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and more!
To say that Melanie Amaro just had an emotional reaction to her X Factor triumph is definitely an understatement. I caught her literally speechless many times when host Steve Jones asked her numerous times on stage for her reaction on her win.
“My mind went blank. I was so overwhelmed. I couldn’t even think. All I was saying was, ‘You just won. Can you believe that? You just won?’ And I’ve sung Listen so many times and my mind went blank. I could not remember the words,” Amaro told USA TODAY after the show ended.
Amaro was born in Miami, Florida, in the United States and was raised in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. She started singing in school musicals, church choirs and sweet sixteen at the age of 11.
Amaro was initially not chosen to be part of the Top 16 and was eliminated from the girls’ category. It seems that success for her is already written in the start. Simon Cowell surprised her at her Florida home, inviting her back to the competition after deciding he had made a mistake in not including her.
Failure will never undertake you if your determination to succeed is strong. Take the experience of Melanie Amaro. Her failure was a blessing and gave her the ticket to win that $5 Million price. Josh Krajcik finished second after a public vote and Chris Rene came in third after a Christmas-themed, two-hour finale that also saw performances by Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis and 50 Cent.
Melanie Amaro sang and America listened. They really listened. “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God,” Amaro repeated after host Steve Jones announced her as the champion.
Let’s look back on Melanie Amaro’s stint in the X Factor USA show.
Melanie Amaro on her first audition in the X Factor USA
Melanie Amaro in the X Factor USA Finale Performance Night – I Believe I Can Fly with R. Kelly
Melanie Amaro in the X Factor USA Finale Performance Night – Listen
Melanie Amaro in the X Factor USA Finale – All I Want This Christmas Is You
And lastly, the winning moment of Melanie Amaro in the X Factor USA.
*Video collection of Melanie Amaro in the X Factor USA is uploaded by the TheXFactorUSA YouTube Channel.