Is a release date set for the debut album from X Factor Season 1 winner, Melanie Amaro? Walmart has March 12 posted as the release date for her upcoming alum Truly.

Also a tweet from a producer who claims to have collaborated on a song called “Breath My Last” with J.R. Totem and Martin Evens also cites a March 12 release.

Melanie debuted a new single called “Long Distance” from the upcoming album on the X Factor results show that aired December 6.

CORRECTION:  The release date is March 12 not March 13.

 
  • http://twitter.com/istersay •istersay•

    Release date: 03/12/2013 :) 

  • RomtubBuiel

    Nobody cares.  She has no buzz, no worthwhile singles.  They didnt even want her talking to the judging panel when she performed on Xfactor last month.  She has the stink of failure all over her.  A $5m flop.

  • blackberryharvest

    I have a feeling she will flop big time. In a way, she already has. Two singles that went no where and now on her third one that is doing nothing?

  • jdanton2

    I am looking forward to it .  probably my favorite song from the tracklisting is Hello To Paradise . Melanie performed this several months ago at an event, it is the first song at the link  along with Love Me Now . hopefully that is a future single.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwz2oA1bwW8&feature=youtu.be

  • yaddabing

    Bless them for trying. This has to be the biggest flops in reality tv.

  • girlygirltoo

    Not a great release date, but if they can get her some sort of real promo and radio play, it might work out ok.  I wouldn’t expect big sales no matter when they release it, though, considering her lack of buzz

  • shell29

    The release date makes sense…it really wouldn’t be wise to try to release her album anytime soon.  They’re going to really have to go back to the drawing board with this girl because the tracks they’ve released so far haven’t worked.  I don’t think “Long Distance” would do anything on radio so they might need to re-think and release something else leading up to the album release date.

    “Biggest flop in reality tv”?  Since she hasn’t released her album I’m not ready to say that yet. When it comes to reality “singing competition” winners that title might go to Javier and TBH I’m not expecting much from Jermaine.  Like girlygirl I’m not expecting huge sales from her but I think she has a chance to do a *little bit* better than those two guys.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Those other guys didn’t have a $5 million recording contract, Pepsi commercial & Simon’s Syco in their corner.  If her sales are bad, she may not be the biggest flop in reality tv history but she will be the most expensive.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    She’s still relevant?

  • LongKissGoodnight

    I can’t help it. In my mind this head line reads:
    “Melanie Amaro’s album set for a March 13 release… Truly?”

  • briguyx

    I believe the producer/songwriter is JR Rotem, whose hits include “SOS” for Rihanna, “Beautiful Girls ” for Sean Kingston and “Better In Time” for Leona Lewis.

  • yaddabing

    IDK, she won a OMG! $5 MILLION RECORDING CONTRACT!!! over a year ago and all we have are 3 flop singles and an incredibly low-budget music video. She’s literally had a year to work on an album- she didn’t have to go on a 3 month tour after the win, and nothing has been shown of it.

    I figured they would have thrown together an album consisting of Max Martin, Dr. Luke, RedOne, and the like tracks to keep her name out there, but nope. I have no idea what Syco/Epic are thinking. I don’t think they know what direction to take her.

  • WestiesRule

    I’m pretty puzzled myself as to why they didn’t do anything with her. Makes no sense. I doubt if I would buy anything of hers but I don’t necessarily buy a lot of stuff. I love Carrie Underwood but I am just not a fan of most of the music she puts out. I wasn’t really a fan of Melanie’s but I loved Astro. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnoodles Jonathan Frahm

    Jimmy Iovine >>>>>>>> LA Reid

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I do feel sorry for Melanie as she didn’t receive proper treatment from X-Factor.  I would like to know why they hid her for 8-9 months.  She just faded away.  She must see some of the Idol alumni get gigs and making music.  It has to hurt.   Hopefully, she’ll get it all together.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Wow I do actually like that song. 

  • shell29

    That’s a fair point (re: $5 millon contract).  Still, until she actually releases her album I’ll say that she has the potential to be the biggest flop but I don’t think she’s there yet.   I’ll wait and see how the album does.  I’m not expecting it to sell a ton at this point but I still have a feeling she’ll sell more than Javier or Jermaine (although Jermaine could surprise me-who knows?).

  • fantoo1

    Was she ever? Lol.

  • shell29

    All that is true however until she actually releases the album I’m not ready to declare the biggest flop even with the two failed singles (did they ever bother to send “Long Distance” to radio?).  Maybe the third (or fourth) time will be the charm for her, even though things aren’t looking that great right now. If her album is released and flops hard, I’ll agree that she’d be the biggest flop among the winners of the three shows so far.

    I agree that Syco/Epic has screwed up her launch so far.  Based on that horrible “Don’t Fail Me Now” single it seems like they don’t know what to do with her.  I think Melanie could do really well with R&B or Urban AC material (and hopefully there’s stuff like this on the album-I don’t follow her closely so I don’t know).   I’m not sure what they’re doing with her but so far it’s not working.  I keep going back to that first audition and how good she was.  As much as people are down on her right now I still think she has the potential but the crappy material I’ve heard so far isn’t allowing her to shine IMO.  No wonder so many feel she’s irrelevant.

    Simon can brag about 1D all he wants-I still think he’s a lousy *mentor*.

  • danperez90

    When she won, I read a headline from an article outside the usa (to be honest, i dont remember which country) calling her ‘The Next Mariah’ and I was expecting her to be pimped by Simon just as much as he tried to pimp his show…but then….he didnt do anything for her…she has the potential, the voice…..but something is not working with syco, Im still wishing for a miracle because her voice doesnt deserve to flop :(

  • http://twitter.com/cannon_x Cannon X

    You would think with a 5 million dollar recording contract, that Simon would hire the top producers in the industry and pay a bunch of money to put Pitbull, Lil Wayne, or Drake on one of her singles. It seems like they are really screwing this up big time. They need a big name on one her singles to get people to take notice of her.

    Remember the song “No Air” with Chris Brown is what really kicked off Jordin Sparks career. Simon should take the same approach with Melanie. She could have a similar career.

  • Klaine

    Has long distance gone anywhere. Never heard it on radio… She better be doing a lot of promo and press come March

  • springboard2

    Since I have witnessed for many years Simon Cowell’s practices with the UK X Factor winners he doesn’t care about, I’d say it is typical.
    His aim now is probably to have Melanie forgotten by both the media and the public and to release her album at a time when its flop won’t have repercussions on the show viewership.
    We’ll have to see if Tate if treated any better. Considering SC’s dislike for Country, the most likely outcome is for him to join Melanie in the black hole of oblivion, but since the show isn’t that successful, may be SC will realize that it is in its interest to support the winner. And since he is mostly driven by his ego, he may also try to outdo Jimmy Iovine in making success happen for the winner..and have his pic on the Billboard magazine cover!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    Melanie is beholden to the powers that be. There’s only so much she can do.

    There didn’t seem to be much momentum coming off the show and they’ve done little to promote her since. It’s my impression Simon and Co. just want to forget S1 of XF. They may have released two singles but they didn’t have her tour to promote them, right?

  • Mateja Praznik

    Honestly it’s just a matter of getting good songs for Melanie. If for whatever reason LA Reid or whoever is in charge doesn’t want to get her good material, then really is no point in all this. Good singer can’t turn bad material into gold, that’s just how it is. 

    I was ready to wait. It’s normal for XF UK winners to release debut albums 10 months after the end of the season. They have X Factor tour and well, if you want to make a decent album, you have to put some time and effort into it.

    I’m surprised they are not trying harder with Melanie. She can sing, is a nice girl and most importantly, she is not a WGWG or some old dude singing country. I never expected her to be the next One Direction in terms of success, but I expected some decent results.

  • Mateja Praznik

     Why would they want to forget season 1? It wasn’t a bad season. I do wish they did a better job with signed contestants after the show, but other than that, I can’t complain.

    They didn’t promote Melanie right after the show because well, there was nothing to promote. She had to first record some original material.

    And why would she have to tour to support her singles? You mean radio tour? Because only radio tour would make sense. Again, the label is responsible for that.

  • blackberryharvest

    Why would they want to forget season 1? It wasn’t a bad season.

    It was highly criticized by both the fans and the media. From the kids having elimination meltdowns, the loud/OTT/train wreck production, Steve Jones failure as a host, Nicole being annoying, and the train wreck auditions, there was a lot of criticism that I’m sure Simon wanted to forget. Why else did he fire 3 people from the host/judging panel after the season was over?

  • blackberryharvest

    She can sing, is a nice girl and most importantly, she is not a WGWG or some old dude singing country.

    Most of the so called WGWG(including Tate) have more star power than Melanie. She could sing, but had no star power. I can picture someone like Tate performing an awards show. Obviously, Phillip is doing really well. Their voices weren’t as good as hers on a technical level, but you can’t have just a good voice.

  • Mateja Praznik

     I thought we were talking about the talent? Because I really liked the cast of season 1. It was a lot more exciting than what other talent shows usually offer.

  • Mateja Praznik

     Interesting, I never saw any star power in WGWG contestants or Tate.

    For me, Phillip Phillips can’t sing, has no star power and no charisma. Hell, he is even ugly.

  • blackberryharvest

    Phillip Phillips can’t sing

    That hasn’t stopped people from doing well, see One Direction.

  • Karen C

    Most of the so called WGWG(including Tate) have more star power than Melanie. She could sing, but had no star power.

    I think the females that have done well afterwards had more star power too, especially Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks. 

  • Karen C

    I think the biggest mistake they made with Melanie is not having an original single out much sooner, even as a winners single.  I think this is what keeps the Idols in the public eye until their albums are out, but it is also important to release the albums much sooner. Maybe not as fast as for the Idols, but they should have had it out by summer.  Maybe they are pushing it back because the singles they did release didn’t do well. I do think they have to figure out who she is as an artist,  and that’s why it is taken so long.   

    I did read that the single that  Tate is going to do on the Pepsi commercial is going to be original, and that he is already working on his album, and it is expected out sooner.  I think he is better defined as an artist and this might help him. 

  • Mateja Praznik

     Most of the boys in 1D sing better than Phillip. And, they are a group, not solo singers.

  • Karen C

    Phillp has the right type of voice for the type of music he is doing.  It reminds me of Dave Matthews and Eddie Vedder, who are his influences. I think he does have an interesting tone, also.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I’m not a fan of quickly recorded and produced original singles, to be honest. It usually takes a bit more than two days to record something good.

    X Factor UK can get away with covers, but in the US, recording a cover as winner’s single would be pointless.
    Long history of original singles from American Idol winners/runner-ups tells us that the result is usually really bad. Even now, when Jimmy is trying extra hard with those original songs, he still failed to provide Jessica with anything better than “Change Nothing”. And yeah, don’t tell me that it doesn’t matter that Jessica got a bad single because Phillip’s “Home” turned out such a big hit. Both Phillip and Jessica were supposed to get good singles that would launch their careers, no matter who won.

    Winners of X Factor Australia get original singles, but again, the results are mixed. Reece Mastin had a great pop/rock song. Samantha Jade’s song is okay, but could be better.

    Again, I am surprised that Melanie didn’t get better material. It looks like this year’s XF USA crop is getting contracts from Syco. I’m wondering if Simon isn’t happy with LA Reid’s work with season 1′s finalists and is looking for other options.

  • Karen C

    Long history of original singles from American Idol winners/runner-ups tells us that the result is usually really bad.

    Several of them have gone platinum, though, and have gotten some radio play. And for the ones that have, the albums also have gone platinum.  I don’t think that is bad at all.  I do agree, though it would be better to have a song that better fits the artist. 

    I don’t think a cover song would work, either in the US.

  • maymay

    Phillip is more handsome than 1D`s members. I can`t stand 1D`s singing and their any songs. I think The Wanted`s songs are catchy than 1D`s.  Glad You Came is better than What Makes You Beautiful.

    1D are so mediocre. Yes, they can sell, but I don`t care at all.

  • kmd23

    I do think that One Direction can sing and they are very talented. I never did nor will understand Bieber’s popularity as he can’t sing and has very minimal talent. I do get why 1D are so popular with the their young fans. Don’t like the wanted either. I am not sure how Melanie will do at this point. My guess is not good. I think Tate’s chances for success and selling albums are much better than Melanie’s. Time will tell.

  • chessguy99

    This all points out that Simon and SYCO didn’t get what they wanted out of XF S1. IMO, they didn’t get the talent they were expecting from an advertised $5 million prize. If Simon and company really thought they had something with Melanie, they’d have made a push during the second season. Instead you got occasional references to the S1 winner, and an obligatory performance on a late season results show. 

    They made a better go of it S2, as I think they actually sought out talent that would be ready to sell after the show. Tate may actually have a single on country radio, before Melanie’s album releases. And, Carly will have a Jackie Evancho-like album out for holiday sales time, that will rival the next Idol winner in sales. So, it looks to me that Simon has moved on from S1, and is trying to limit the effect of that season on the SYCO bottom-line.

  • maymay

    Phillip has said he is not a great singer again and again. I don`t know whether 1D`s singing is really better than PP`s, but I am sure 1D are not great singers too.

    I only can understand why people always say Jessica`s singing is better PP`s because she really is.

  • HKfan

    I quite like 1D, they sound good and their songs are very catchy, and they have much more of the ‘IT’ factor than P2 does.

  • cheese1

    I didn’t think Melanie’s latest attempt at a single was all that bad to listen to, but I really dislike her genre of music. Melanie may have the voice, but she’s never going to have the appeal or charisma of the big stars in the pop/diva field, and I’m not sure that the field needs a new player since pop radio is changing a bit towards alt-rock and alt-pop. 

    The expectations that come with the $5 million contract are insane, and I don’t think X Factor US is ever going to find an act that measures up.  Given the prizes on the respective shows, one would expect X-Factor to produce international superstars, Idol to produce pretty successful recording artists and the Voice to produce a winner with an album on a major label (they don’t really promise more than that!) 

  • hcpoirot

    The album come out too late. After over 1 year of winning, Melanie has no chance for her album sales.

  • shell29

    I agree with you Mateja-I also enjoyed season one of X Factor US.  For me, season two sucked.  Most of the changes Simon made this past season were a downgrade IMO.  Season one entertained me, season two was a big bore.

  • chessguy99

    Jessica Sanchez will probably be releasing her debut album late March to early April. It will be interesting to see how her and Melanie’s sales stack up.

  • girlygirltoo

    Melanie isn’t a pop artist, which is an issue. If they simply allowed her to be an Urban AC artist, which from what I’ve heard of her is probably her most natural genre, and promoted her as just that, she might do fine. Fantasia has certainly made a very nice career out of being pretty much an Urban AC artist, and so have several other people. She likely wouldn’t put up huge sales by staying in that genre, but she could at least have a solid career, which is more than what she’s likely to have if they try to force her to become a pop artist.

    One problem, not only with XFUSA, but with Idol and The Voice, is that they don’t seem to get that not everyone who does well on the show fits into pop or into the country market. One reason why Scotty and Phillip have had success is that they were allowed to be the type of artist they actually are (even if P2 argues that “Home” doesn’t represent him, it still fits the genre of his orwn original music). 

    I don’t follow AFUK very closely, but it does seem like many of the artists coming off that show are allowed to stay in the genre they best fit in naturally, rather than try and be forced into a more commercial genre where they have to try and change who they naturally are as artists in order to try and become successful. Unsurprisingly, this latter strategy fails more often than it succeeds.

  • girlygirltoo

    She has released at least 2 singles already. Neither the label nor her management seem to have done very much to help promote those. I’m not even sure they sent her on a radio tour. She has done very few interviews. Has she even been on any of the nighttime talk shows or GMA or The Today Show to perform? I don’t think she has (although I don’t follow her career very closely, so I could have missed these appearances).

    Aside from her going on XF a couple of weeks ago, she hasn’t really been on the radar even after releasing her 2 singles. And her XF appearance didn’t result in much of a bump in sales for her singles. 

    TPTB might not want to forget XFUS Season 1, but it seems like the public has. No one from that season has made any real dent in the music market here in the US. I don’t know how Rachel’s tv show is doing, but when she released her EP, it did not sell well. I’m still not sure Josh is even getting an album — he released that EP around the time of his XF appearance, but although it had a brief surge on iTunes in the 1-2 days following the appearance, it dropped out of the Top 1000 very quickly. Chris Rene’s Young Homie sold decently (around 300K the last I saw) but he has released 2 follow up singles, and they both tanked. Marcus released a couple of really really good singles, but they failed to break Top 20 on the R&B format. And Chris & Marcus are the 2 who have had the most success from the S1 group (to date, anyway). This isn’t a track record that bodes well for Melanie, especially with her lack of buzz/promo.

    I hope for her sake they don’t just drop her album in March without any attempt to promote it. But based on what they’ve done with her so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if they do just that, and move on to the S2 group.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    She has released at least 2 singles already. Neither the label nor her management seem to have done very much to help promote those.

    Three singles.

    DFMN went to CHR and bombed, though it peaked in the top 10 on the Hot Club Dance Chart. It had a lyrics video and a cheesy official video. Total sales are maybe 20k.

    LMN was the B-side; it peaked at #26 on UAC despite no visible promo. No sales figures available.

    LD was supposedly “sent to radio” after the XFUSA appearance, but there’s no sign it has yet gotten any spins. A lyrics video was released last week. Its post-XFUSA iTunes peak was outside the top 100.

    In none of these cases were there performances on any of the usual talk shows. At some point, this all begs the question of “when does anybody intend to actually promote Amaro?” Her team has either blown off or failed at all of the usual opportunities. 

    I’m willing to believe that Amaro’s management just haven’t been able to get her good TV gigs despite their best efforts, but in the absence of a radio hit, I can’t see why this would change in March.

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m not much of a fan of 1D. I’ve heard them live, and only 2 of the guys can actually sing well live. I don’t think any of them are particularly cute, either. But then again, I’m not a tween/teen girl, so my opinion doesn’t matter.

    What they do have is really good songs that are catchy and radio friendly. They also seem to be nice kids who connect well with the public. Can’t argue with their massive success, can I? So, in this case anyway, it doesn’t really matter how well they sing live — especially since they can auto tune the recordings (same thing they do for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna and anyone else who really isn’t a good singer when they perform live). I still don’t know how long their shelf life will be (in general, boy bands tend to fade away after 2-3 years, often because 1 or more of them want to go solo), but they’re massive now, so good for them.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Phillip has said he is not a great singer again and again”
    On that point, P2 and I agree. lol I respect that fact that P2 has publicly talked about needing to correct his pitch problems in his singing and that he doesn’t regard himself as a good singer. His realistic view of his own abilities is refreshing.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Melanie isn’t a pop artist, which is an issue. If they simply allowed
    her to be an Urban AC artist, which from what I’ve heard of her is
    probably her most natural genre, and promoted her as just that, she
    might do fine. Fantasia has certainly made a very nice career out of
    being pretty much an Urban AC artist, and so have several other people.
    She likely wouldn’t put up huge sales by staying in that genre, but she
    could at least have a solid career, which is more than what she’s likely
    to have if they try to force her to become a pop artist.

    Bingo. Quoted for truth.

    Simon won’t let her do what she does best because he wants higher sales/broader appeal than that. But that’s not who she is. It won’t work. Period.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    It’s not even the fact that Melanie isn’t a pop artist, she’s not getting good pop songs. Everything she’s put out is so generic that no one would be interested in it.
    She could do urban type of pop records like Beyonce but they won’t let her do that. They’re pretty much ignoring the urban/r&b market which is where she should be going and sounds the best in. They are at least giving Marcus more urban songs like every song he’s put out like why aren’t they doing that for Melanie. I mean I barely can tell it’s her singing these songs, she sounds nothing like herself.

    I truly think they gave up on her. Marcus and Chris haven’t exactly blazed the charts but I’ve seen them alot more than Melanie. We can blame LA cause I don’t think he’s doing a great job with any of his artists on Epic but she’s apart of Syco /Epic so I don’t know what Simon’s doing with her either. If the album really comes out in March, they have to go back to drawing board, get better URBAN songs, get rid of the generic songs she’s already put out, actually promote her but the chances of them doing this are very slim. If they haven’t done it by now they aren’t going to do it, it’s sad really.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    She could do urban type of pop records like Beyonce but they won’t let
    her do that. They’re pretty much ignoring the urban/r&b market which
    is where she should be going and sounds the best in. 

    I don’t even see her being that. She can handle it vocally, but with that crossover stuff you also have some kind of compelling presence. Do you see Melanie developing a striking visual presentation to accompany that voice? And I don’t mean her looks. Just… can she become something to distinct to SEE as well as hear? Even Adele has a distinct look and a persona. And in modern R&B, can she be an iconic personality that people really get into, kinda like Keisha Cole? Or Brandy or Elle Varner or Teyana Taylor or whoever…they are not boring to stare at. She strikes me as the type that just stands there and belts the snot out of a song. LOL. That’s more of a grown folks crowd to me.

    But you are right IMO, if they try anything it should be that. But they haven’t. And it is a shame.

  • Karen C

    Melanie isn’t a pop artist, which is an issue. If they simply allowed her to be an Urban AC artist, which from what I’ve heard of her is probably her most natural genre, and promoted her as just that, she might do fine. Fantasia has certainly made a very nice career out of being pretty much an Urban AC artist, and so have several other people. She likely wouldn’t put up huge sales by staying in that genre, but she could at least have a solid career, which is more than what she’s likely to have if they try to force her to become a pop artist.

    Exactly !!!  This is her strength, and she would have done well with this. The problem with her other singles were they were trying to fit her into current pop, and while she has the voice, the songs weren’t that great, and she doesn’t have the image she would have to have to be the type of pop star they were trying to push her as. 

    One problem, not only with XFUSA, but with Idol and The Voice, is that they don’t seem to get that not everyone who does well on the show fits into pop or into the country market.

    I agree this is beginning to change with Interscope on Idol. I also think this problem effects women more than men, because for the most part, the types of music that would be considered pop for females would not be the types that are mainly featured on this type of show. I think this is the reason it is now women that are struggling on these type of shows.

  • http://twitter.com/shoriagirl Shoria

    I read somewhere that Melanie was put in a fat camp to make her look presentable to the public, since she gained a lot of weight after her win.  This is the reason why nobody seen much of her. 

  • Karen C

    Even if that’s true, it didn’t hurt Adele any.  And she looked fine when she was on X Factor.  They should have released her album at least by then.

  • Trina

    I’m willing to believe that Amaro’s management just haven’t been able to get her good TV gigs despite their best efforts, but in the absence of a radio hit, I can’t see why this would change in March.

    ITA. Her absence (and the lack of her name being mentioned on the XF finale) tells me all I need to know about how Simon & co. view her.  And when she did perform and the song didnt make a dent on itunes it makes me think the XF audience doesnt even care anymore. By March it wont get any better, shes going to keep getting more removed from peoples memories unless they start rolling out promo soon.  You would think winning that 5 million would have made the label get her some REALLY hot producers and writers capable of great songs. J.R. Rotem hasnt had a mega hit in a long time.

    Tate has been writing the last 2 days and has already been going through songs for his album. At least theyre moving fast with him. IMO he’ll benefit from the mistakes they made with Melanie.

  • b_james

    I can’t believe they failed her so hard.  Seriously, why wasn’t she putting out singles LAST YEAR and collaborating with some big names?

    I hope she maybe at least can be pushed in Christian music…i feel like that’s her only saving grace at this point.  

  • irockhard

    And I’m willing to bet Simon and Co. will want to forget about S2 as well.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I really think christian music is her real calling. I do like Melanie, so disheartens me to see her being dealt with such poor promo. :(

  • Karen C

    Tate has been writing the last 2 days and has already been going through songs for his album. At least theyre moving fast with him. IMO he’ll benefit from the mistakes they made with Melanie.

    I think the difference is that not only does Tate write his own music, he also knows who he is an artist.  They know they can market him as a country artist, and he might even end up doing well.  I think they weren’t sure how to market Melanie.

  • jdanton2

    I know i will be buying both Melanie and Jessica album.

  • jdanton2

     Long Distance  has  not gotten an add date yet. I assume they will probably have it around the video release or most likely  before the album release .

  • Anny_nanny

    I liked Melanie in its season, not as much as Kris and Josh. But XF this is the most boring show what you could think of. And I hate to see what is happening now. Because I believe these people are coming to the show not only in order to see themselves on TV (the exception is the Voice LOL). They all dream to get a career in business, not to promote Simon’s EGO.

    At this point I don’t see a career for Melanie. Can be christian music possible, I never thought about it. But not urban or pop – she is not very interesting in itself. She can sing surely, but she was not interesting in during the show and I did not see the changes through the year. She is what she is.
    Maybe she should think about a career backup-singer – it’s not about 5M, but after a year she will be happy with this. And I did not put my money that she can’t ever change – she is young.

    And Simon need to change the name of the show, at least in US – this is not about x-factor, it is about “what no one else needs”. I had great hopes that the new show will give me what I missed on Idol, but I returned to AI and was happy in the last season. Let well be alone. May be…

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Radio stations have had the song since December 7, yet there’s no evidence of any test spins, not even the day after the XFUSA performance when the song might have been “news.” 

    Giving it an add date is, by now, a pointless formality. No doubt Amaro’s team will go through with it, just as they went ahead with a video for DFMN after the song had already flopped on radio — but it doesn’t fix anything. ETA: At this point, I have no idea what they should do, as the mess is piled so deep.

    While I recognize there’s a large element of luck and timeliness in making a song a success, I remain flabbergasted by how Amaro’s team seems committed to doing every step as ineptly as possible. Usually with a launch, I may not flove one or another element, but it’s possible to comprehend the justification for why the label/mgmt/promo team did it that way. With Amaro’s launch, it’s one headdesk!WTF moment after another.

  • mmb

    Management and label’s handling of Melanie has been absolutely headscratching.  She wins Xfactor, and then, crickets…for months…nothing except that pepsi commercial…and now they are going to launch her album after the second season of x factor is over, while idol and the voice are on air.  Nothing they have done with her makes sense.  At all.