Melanie Amaro, Ke$ha set for X Factor Results Show Dec 6 (Melanie Album News!)

Oh look. X Factor winner, Melanie Amaro, is coming back to the show next week to perform a new, never before performed tune from her forthcoming album, Truly, due out early next year.

Top Six Finalists Perform LIVE for America’s Votes Wednesday, December 5 on FOX

Season One Winner Melanie Amaro Returns to THE X FACTOR and Pop Superstar Ke$ha Set to Perform on All-New LIVE Results ShowThursday, December 6

Tonight, on the LIVE results show, another double elimination sent home Paige Thomas, one of Demi Lovato’s Young Adults, and Vino Alan, one of L.A. Reid’s Over 25s, on THE X FACTOR. Hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez announced that Thomas received the fewest votes following last night’s performance show, immediately eliminating her from the competition. Then it was revealed that Alan and Diamond White both received the next fewest votes. Judges Simon Cowell, Lovato, Reid and Britney Spears listened to the two finalists each perform their “song for survival,” after which Alan was sent home. Also tonight, this week’s individual vote rankings were revealed, from the bottom sixth act to the No. 1 vote-getter.

Earlier in the show, Season One runner-up Josh Krajcik sang his new song, “One Thing She’ll Never Know.” Then, Grammy Award-winning superstar Alicia Keys performed her song, “Girl On Fire.”

Next week, on Wednesday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), THE X FACTOR finalists: Teens – Carly Rose Sonenclar and Diamond White; Young Adults – CeCe Frey; Over 25s – Tate Stevens; and Groups – Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony – once again perform LIVE for America’s votes.

Immediately after the performance show, fans will be able to vote via 1) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices; 2) toll-free calling; 3) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 4) online at Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote at

On Thursday, Dec. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), tune in for an all-new episode with performances by Melanie Amaro, last year’s winner of THE X FACTOR, who returns to the stage to perform a new, never-before-heard single from her debut album, “Truly…”; and global superstar Ke$ha, who debuts her new single, “C’Mon.” Then, Khloé and Mario will announce the acts that made the cut and who will be going home in an all-new “Live Results” episode.

Melanie Amaro became an instant national phenomenon, bringing her long-honed vocal prowess to the stage of THE X FACTOR, and claiming first place in the heavily contested competition during the series’ first season. Now, the 20-year-old powerhouse is set to release her hotly awaited debut album, “Truly,” on Epic Records. The album, due out early next year, announces Amaro as both a silk-voiced songstress and dance-floor-ruling diva. Spotlighting the masterful range and soulful sensibility that won over THE X FACTOR judges and audiences alike, the album merges R&B and dance-pop to expand Amaro’s sound and push her vocal performance into stunning new directions.

Global superstar Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the 2010 release of her debut album, “Animal.” That year, she was declared Billboard’s Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single, “TiK ToK,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. It was the most played song of that year, and also was the biggest-selling digital track in the world. On Dec. 4, Ke$ha will release her highly anticipated sophomore album, “Warrior,” featuring the single, “Die Young,” which is currently the No. 1 Top 40 Airplay single.

Ke$ha has had six consecutive Top 10 hits including three No. 1 singles: “TiK ToK,” “Your Love Is My Drug” and “We R Who We R.” “Animal,” has sold more than 2.5 million units worldwide. It has been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in 15 markets (including platinum in the United States) and was the biggest selling debut album from an international female in 2010 in the U.K.

She has toured the world, playing more than 200 live shows in support of “Animal” and its companion album, “Cannibal.” She took home the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act in November 2010 and was nominated for two American Music Awards, three MTV VMA Awards and six Billboard Awards. She has performed on dozens of television programs all over the world, including the “MTV Europe Music Awards,” “Much Music Awards” (Canada), “Echo Awards” (Germany), “The X Factor” (Australia), “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” AMERICAN IDOL, “Saturday Night Live” and the “Today Show” Summer Concerts series. She has more than 22 million Facebook “likes,” more than three million Twitter followers and more than 330 million views on VEVO. She has sold more than 27 million combined tracks and ringtones in the U.S alone and more than 34.5 million worldwide, to date.

FOX Super Perks is offering fans a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a trip for two to Los Angeles to see the two-night season finale of THE X FACTOR when the next global superstar or breakout music group wins!  Details can be found at:

No purchase necessary to enter or win THE X FACTOR Finale Sweepstakes. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. & D.C., 18 and older. Other restrictions apply. Sweepstakes began on 11/1/12 and ends on 12/1/2012 at 11:59 PM ET. Void in AK, HI and where prohibited. Subject to official rules available at Sponsor: Fox Broadcasting Company.

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.

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  • BGraben

    I genuinely want to know which accent she’ll consciously choose to use for her return. 

    Will it be Miss Cleo again or will it be her real voice, the one she claimed wasn’t natural, but was the plain east coast speaking voice she used to say thank you when she won five million dollars. 

  • tripp_ncwy

    You got to love these press releases. They are pouring it on thick with Melanie.  I see her cd got pushed.

  • fantoo1

    Album pushed back AGAIN? Geez at this rate it may never come out. It’s funny to think she won in 2011 and her album won’t be out until 2013. What’s the wait?

  • Eilonwy

    Okay, I was wrong about Amaro’s team not trying a third single. But I also was a silly girl who took earlier press releases at their word about a 12/4 release date. *slaps self*

    If this is a much better song and it goes to radio the first week of January with a matching radio tour and other media picks up on Amaro as worth covering and the planned album release date is in mid-February or later… then Amaro’s album finally has a chance. Maybe this is the magic moment at which her team thinks she’s worth promoting.

    Still, I wonder why TPTB didn’t think any of this was worth doing months ago (and two singles ago), when she could have had a holiday season launch with the accompanying higher sales.

  • girlygirltoo

    wow, her album got pushed back to next year? They really are burying her, aren’t they.

  • Jon Glass

    I guess they really are wanting Melanie’s album to be perfect when it’s released. Kudos to them for taking time on it. 

  • tigervixxxen

    Maybe the album will come out when Pia’s does.

  • irockhard

    Melanie is getting Pia’d, constant delays in releasing the album, then getting dropped without releasing one at all.

  • Bug Menot

    Anxiously awaiting the “stunning new directions” from the “silk-voiced songstress and dance-floor-ruling diva.”

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The album, due out early next year, announces Amaro as both a silk-voiced songstress and dance-floor-ruling diva.”

    Sadly, it does appear that they are abandoning her. All the signs have been there, unfortunately, and now delaying the release of her album until “early next year”, without a specific date yet? Now I’m wondering if Melanie’s album will ever be released.

  • Bazzle

    Let’s not have KeSHa on my tv kthxbye. 

  • Anny_nanny

    Will be. Simon wants to take advantage of the fact that in the spring all the fans sing-show will be nothing to occupy their time in addition to how to buy Melanie’s album and discussion about. Of course, because XF does not show in the spring.
    Ugh! I liked this girl during the show. Pia have a bright post-show career.

  • Sassycatz

    If she couldn’t sing … like One Direction or Cher Lloyd, they’d be rushing out her album. ;-)

  • Anny_nanny

    I remember someone said 1D released their first album in 11 m after the end of the season. If this is “quickly” for the XF, my turtle wins this race.
    It’s not about how she can sing – she can sing. Yes, she is not a great vocalist, but greater than Ke$ha. It’s about how songs she sing, if I can judge by her two singles.

  • Cory ??

    They are setting Melanie up for a huge FLOP. I mean, do people even remember who won the XFactor? They basically kept her hidden since the Superbowl commercial, and it was not a smart thing to do at all. They should of let her ride out her win and that commercial until the wheels fell off, but sadly they didn’t. 

  • Claude Dee

    Melanie Amaro is s till relevant?

  • Eilonwy

    They basically kept her hidden since the Superbowl commercial, and it was not a smart thing to do at all. 

    And that was Cowell’s Cunning Plan, too! He said as much at the time.

    One thing Idol got right, for every season except S9, was that the winner comes off the show with a brand new song. This creates a natural PR hook beyond “hey, I won a game show” — and ideally, it gives the artist a hook for talking with interviewers about plans for the future album. Prior to S11, a lot of the actual song choices were glurge-y and saddled non-AC artists with AC hits (or AC flops) — but the idea of New Music While People Are Excited is fundamentally sound.

  • Listening

    I actually thought they were embarrassed by Melanie and she wasn’t going
    to be on the show at all. I guess they could still be embarrassed by
    her but felt they had to or else the show lost any legitimacy. They have
    to at least trot out the winner once.

    But then again how much
    credibility as a singing show can you have when the selling point is the
    5 mill instead of win record contract. It’s like the contestants/show
    forget the record contract part and they basically only mention the 5 mill. I always
    cringe when that’s all they mention. I’m like yeah that’s a great prize
    and I can see contestants focusing on that but for the show hammering
    that in it just detracts from the record deal aspect.

    Anyway i’m a little annoyed at how they’ve ignored and mismanaged Melanie but then again I can’t feel too bad for her b/c she’s got 5 million. It’s like X-Factor is shooting theirselves in the foot w/ their management of Melanie how can you recoup anything w/ the course they’re going w/ her.

  • Listening

    So i’ve been looking at the likely winners of this horse race between Carly and Tate and I guess now Emblem 3 (shudder) as they appear to be sneaking into the mix trying to figure out who could actually sell albums.

    Tate is probably has the best chance of success b/c country fans are usually loyal to those they vote for.

    Emblem 3 i’m iffy about I find them extremely douche like, cocky and in possession of annoying singing voices. Most of the time they sound like they’re singing w/ a speech impediment. But on the other hand they’re inexplicably moving up in the ranking and i’ve read twitter comments were they’re absolutely loved. The only performance they’ve done that I liked was their audition after that they’ve been duds for me and I haven’t understood their popularity.

    Carly is the least likely to sell well b/c of her age. I think she’s
    appealing more to the older adults who are more impressed by her vocal
    talent at her age the riveted or moved by her voice.  Jackie Evancho is
    the only 13 year old whom I believe could sell well and that’s down to
    her genre classical music. Classical has a built in emotive aspect that
    makes one disregard other factors and just focus on the song.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Anyway i’m a little annoyed at how they’ve ignored and mismanaged
    Melanie but then again I can’t feel too bad for her b/c she’s got 5

    Did she really get $5 million, or was that only the maximum amount she could make if she fulfilled all of the albums in her contract. I know that this issue was discussed here not too long ago, but I don’t know if a consensus was reached.

  • Leandro

    ” and dance-floor-ruling diva”

    LMAO, like, seriously?

  • Leandro

    I think they’re postponing her album to a time when even XF-US won’t exist anymore.

  • Eilonwy

    Did she really get $5 million, or was that only the maximum amount she could make if she fulfilled all of the albums in her contract. I know that this issue was discussed here not too long ago, but I don’t know if a consensus was reached.

    If Cowell’s direct statements are to be believed, Amaro’s prize was $5 million, paid over five years in $1 million installments, PLUS a recording contract with the most appropriate Sony label that could be persuaded to step up. This was called out in PR for XFUSA S1 as different from the XFUK prize of a $5 million recording contract.

    HOWEVER, the buzz for XFUSA S2 was that the prize changed to a $5 million recording contract. According to Billboard, it’s Pepsi that’s providing the money, and it’s Pepsi that’s taking the helm on the S2 winner’s first song and video, which will premiere during the Grammy Awards in February.

    That same article also says Clive Davis was the brilliant mind behind Amaro’s debut album and claims Pepsi collaborated with Walmart to promote DFMN. (I must have blinked, as I missed that one.) It also reveals that DFMN had sold a whopping 14,000 downloads by Oct 31, and LMN had sold 4,000 downloads when it was just a week short of its peak on UAC radio.

  • Eilonwy

    Did she really get $5 million, or was that only the maximum amount she could make if she fulfilled all of the albums in her contract. I know that this issue was discussed here not too long ago, but I don’t know if a consensus was reached.

    Cowell says the S1 prize is $5 million, paid over 5 years, plus a recording contract of unknown value.

    Pepsi says the S2 prize is a $5 million recording contract: Billboard article.