Melanie Amaro is hoping to win The X Factor champion title Thursday night (airing on channel 10 in Scottsdale), and she laid it all on the line during Wednesday’s show. She was praised for her first song, a duet with R. Kelly, but she was hoping to come out even stronger with her second performance. Melanie went back to her original audition and sang Beyonce’s “Listen” for her second song. Her fans think she hit it out of the park, but was it enough to earn her the win this season?
You can watch Melanie Amaro sing Beyonce’s “Listen” in the video on the left-hand side of the page. Amaro has had such an amazing journey on The X Factor this season, and she used it all to her advantage in this performance. The judges were on their feet at the end, as was the audience. LA Reid said, “THAT is the Melanie that I love… That wasn’t a $5 million performance, that was a $50 million performance.” Nicole Scherzinger said Melanie was the first person on this show she felt a connection with, and said that Amaro empowered her. Paula Abdul told Melanie to take it all in, and said hers was a stellar performance. Simon Cowell said, “You, based on that performance tonight, for me, should be the winner of The X Factor.”
Melanie Amaro was extremely emotional after her song, and of course her fans were as well. Did that song just win her The X Factor this season? Were you brought to tears like so many others? Tune in Thursday night to Fox, channel 10 in Scottsdale, to see who takes home the winning title.