Melanie Amaro
10-18-11 NM MELANIE 056
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 26 June 1992
Age 26
Hometown Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Occupation Student


Category Girls
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement Winner (1/17)
Melanie Ann Amaro (born June 26, 1992) is an Virgin Islander-American pop singer. She auditioned for Season 1 of The X Factor USA and made it all the way to the final as part of the Girls category mentored by Simon Cowell.

Due to the eliminations of Tiah Tolliver, Simone Battle, Drew and Rachel Crow, Amaro was the only act left in her category. She was crowned the winner defeating Josh Krajcik from the Over 30s category mentored by Nicole Scherzinger.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Listen" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance "Run to You" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Group performance "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Will You Be There" Eliminated then Advanced
Week 1 Free choice "I Have Nothing" Saved
Week 2 American anthems "Desperado" Safe
Week 3 Songs from movies "Man in the Mirror" Safe
Week 4 Rock "Everybody Hurts" Safe
Week 5 Giving thanks "The World's Greatest" Safe
Week 6 Songs by Michael Jackson "Earth Song" Safe
Week 7 Dance music hits "Someone Like You" Safe
Contestant's choice "When You Believe"
Week 8: Semi final Pepsi Challenge songs "Hero" Safe
Get me to the final songs "Feeling Good"
Week 9: Final Celebrity duets "I Believe I Can Fly" (with R. Kelly) Winner
Winner's song "Listen"
Christmas songs "All I Want for Christmas is You"
US Season 1 Finalists
AstroChris ReneDexter HaygoodDrewInTENsityJosh KrajcikLakoda RayneLeRoy BellMarcus CantyMelanie AmaroPhillip LomaxRachel CrowSimone BattleStacy FrancisThe Brewer BoysThe Stereo HogzzTiah Tolliver
The X Factor USA Winners
Melanie AmaroTate StevensAlex & Sierra