Part of X Factor winner, Melanie Amaro’s prize for winning the inaugural season of the show was a Pepsi ad to air during the Superbowl. She also snagged a 5 million dollar record contract.
Simon Cowell and company wisely figured she couldn’t carry such a high profile gig herself, so they enlisted the legendary Elton John to co-star.
The action takes place in a medieval castle where King Elton is deciding WHO gets to drink Pepsi (oooooh). After he dispatches with a poor loser (That’s Josh Sussman who plays the annoying Jacob Ben Isreal in Glee) Melanie demands some RESPECT from the court by breaking sh*t with her super high notes. After Elton grudgingly allows her a Pepsi, Melanie is metaphorically snap snap: NO! PEPSI FOR All! before she sends the king down his own trap door where Flavor Flav is waiting for him. Coda!
It’s a cute video, but I don’t expect people to be buzzing about it around the water cooler Monday morning. It’ll be more like “who was that chick singing with Elton?”
Listen to a full stream of Melanie’s re-mix of “Respect” below. It’s not bad. It might get some play in the clubs.