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Melanie Amaro

'X Factor' Winner Dreams Of Become A Nurse

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 03.06.2012 | TV

NEW YORK — She's got a $5 million recording contract, but Melanie Amaro still sees herself as a nurse someday. The 19-year-old was studying nur...

Relive All Melanie Amaro's Greatest 'X Factor' Songs

Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

When Melanie Amaro was named the winner of "The X-Factor," Simon Cowell said, "We came here to find a superstar and we found a superstar." Given that...

What Will Melanie Do With $5 Million?

ETonline | Posted 02.22.2012 | TV

The X Factor USA's very first winner may not have planned her next career step, but Melanie Amaro knows exactly where a good chunk of that five millio...

And The First Winner Of 'The X Factor' Is...

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.21.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

We kicked off with a supremely awkward group number (what else is new?) in which the final 12 performed Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" with no discernable sense of timing or harmony. Thankfully, some enterprising individual backstage made certain that Lakoda Rayne's microphones were turned down, but there was no disguising how shaky Chris Rene sounded and Rachel Crow pretty much shouted her lines. An inauspicious start, to say the least.

"The X Factor" Finale: Who Will Be The First Winner?

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.20.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

After countless tears, tantrums and dramatic eliminations, we've reached the final performance show of The X Factor. Our top three contestants sang for a 5 million-dollar recording contract and the hearts of the American public -- or approximately 12 million of them, anyway.

Reality Show Twins?

www.celebuzz.com | Posted 08.01.2013 | Celebrity

"X Factor" contestant Melanie Amaro may be in the final 3 to win the Simon Cowell’s big competition, but if she doesn’t make it all the way she ha...

Simon Cowell On 'X Factor' Finalists, Guest Performers

Posted 02.18.2012 | TV

While a lot of discussions have begun about the next season of "The X Factor," there are three more contestants and still a week yet to go in this ina...

'The X Factor' Recap: The Top 4 Perform

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.13.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

The "X Factor" stage is now bereft of children -- though we can't say the same for the judges' table -- and our final four contestants definitely had their game faces on for this week's semifinal sing-off.

'X Factor' Recap: Melanie Amaro Is What Simon Has Been Looking For

Posted 11.23.2011 | Celebrity

By now we all know that the "X Factor" premiere fell short of expectations Wednesday night, drawing in just 12 million viewers as compared to the most...