X Factor Season Premiere: Melanie AmaroSeptember 23rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the Season Premiere of X Factor aired last night, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and LA Reid were on hand to judge the contestants in a contest which would give it’s winner the biggest prize ever won in music and television… a five million dollar contract with Sony. After a slow start, it seemed the auditions were picking up the pace.
Kendra Williams sang ‘Almost Home’ and she did it beautifully. The judges and the audience loved here and she received four yes votes. Brendan also received four yes votes, as did Jeremiah…a male soprano.
As Simon asked Melanie Amaro if she was any good, she answered, “I’m going to let you decide that.” She would be singing ‘Listen’ by Beyonce. She was terrific, and the audience knew it. By the chorus, she had a standing ovation. Simon and LA were both visibly impressed. Soon Paula and Nicole were on their feet, and crying, as LA mouthed, “WOW.” LA and Simon joined the standing ovation, and there were tears all over the arena.
LA told her that she truly amazing. Nicole was crying as she said,”This is why I do this, people like you inspire me.” Paula said it was unlike anything she had ever heard in any audition she had ever been in. Simon said that she is the reason he wanted to bring this show to America, hoping to find someone like her. LA said she made it worth everything he left to do X Factor. She received 4 very enthusiastic yes votes.
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