January 30, 2012

Melanie Amaro, Elton John Go Medieval in Pepsi Commercial

X Factor winner Melanie Amaro’s Pepsi commercial debuts during the Super Bowl and Pepsi has released some ifno and a sneak peak at the ad also featuring Elton John. From a Pepsi press release: Set in a rock-fantasy version of medieval times, the 60 second commercial features Melanie Amaro performing in front of a “royal [...]

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January 27, 2012

Melanie Amaro’s Pepsi Commercial Song Release Date Set

X Factor winner Melanie Amaro reportedly has a version of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” set to relase as a single. According to Amazon.com, the singer’s song from her upcoming Pepsi commercial will be released in MP3 format on Feb. 2. Speaking of the Pepsi commercial that was part of Melanie’s X Factor prize package, it will debut [...]

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January 18, 2012

LA Reid Signs Marcus Canty and Astro

Turns out that Chris Rene isn’t the only LA Reid protege landing record deals at Epic Records. Reid has also inked deals with former X Factor hopefuls Marcus Canty and Astro at the same label covering Melanie Amaro. Allegedly, when asked to sign his paperwork, Astro crossed his arms and said he shouldn’t even have [...]

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January 18, 2012

Chris Rene Signs Deal With Epic Records

Congratulations to Chris Rene. The debut season of X Factor USA’s second runner-up has just revealed that he’s got himself a record deal courtesy of LA Reid: Chris Rene, X Factor’s third-place finisher last season, has just told EW exclusively that he’ll be officially signing to Epic Records. “I’ve dreamt about this moment my whole [...]

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January 13, 2012

X Factor USA not going on tour

Fans have wondered if they’d get a chance to see their favorite singers from X Factor in a city near them, but we now know that won’t happen. Runner-up Josh Krajcik confirmed that, although it was considered, there will not be tour.And that seems to be just fine with him. “There was talk of it,” [...]

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January 9, 2012

WIll there be a Melanie Amaro and Mariah Carey duet?

X Factor winner Melanie Amaro talked a lot this past season about looking up to Mariah Carey and now the singer is hinting at the possibility of a duet pairing! “I really, really want to do a song with Mariah, like, oh my God, she is like my idol” Melanie said. “I also want to [...]

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January 6, 2012

Astro to appear on CBS’s ‘A Person of Interest’

The X Factor’s Astro tweeted that he is filming an episode of CBS’ “A Person of Interest.” “On the set of Person of Interest,” he tweeted. CBS getting ready to shoot my 1st scene with jim Caviezel from “Passion of the Christ” #Dope…Day 2 of “Person of Interest” shoot. Respect to actors and production crews, [...]

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January 4, 2012

Melanie Amaro signs with L.A. Reid’s Epic Records

X Factor 2011 winner Melanie Amaro has officially signed her record deal. Rival judge L.A. Reid signed Amaro and even though she might not have been one of the contestants he was mentoring, he seems to be happy with the outcome. “I joined The X Factor to be able to discover undeniable talent such as [...]

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January 2, 2012

Is Melanie Amaro dating Trace Kennedy from the Stereo Hogzz?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hate those “Are they dating” posts, too, but this one seems rather interesting. X Factor 2011 winner Melanie Amaro and Trace Kennedy from the Stereo Hogzz might be an item. On New Year’s Eve, Melanie tweeted “Im so happy to have someone so special supporting me & being there for  me [...]

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December 23, 2011

X Factor 2011 Finale Recap: And the winner is …

She might be the only contestant to ever be eliminated from a singing competition show and win it as well. Melanie Amaro walked away with the title of X Factor 2011 Champion and a $5 million dollar contract Thursday night. Oh, and there’s also that Pepsi commercial. Not many surprises there. America was sure to [...]

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