Melanie Amaro

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Should The X Factor Just Die Already?

When The X Factor first came to the U.S., the initial reaction was, "Why?" Unfortunately, three years later, the question remains the same.
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The X Factor: Did CeCe Finally Go Home? Who Made It to the Semifinals?

And then there were four!

Two more contestants were eliminated from The X Factor Thursday night, with four making it through to next week's semifinals. Did Tate Nation give Tate Stevens the votes he needed to reclaim the top spot from Carly Rose Sonenclar? Did CeCe Frey survive another week? And which acts had to go head-to-head to stay in the competition? Read on to find out.

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The X Factor: Who Did Simon Threaten to Put in the “Naughty Chair”?

Viewers got a double dose on The X Factor Wednesday night, with each of the remaining six acts performing two songs — the first an unplugged number, and the second a song chosen by viewers — as they attempt to move into next week's semifinals. For the audience-chosen performances (a.k.a. the "Pepsi Challenge" — yay sponsorship!), viewers weighed in not only on the song choice, but also on everything from the act's wardrobe to the stage lighting. Suffice it to say, we hope the show goes back to having the judges make these decisions next week.

So, which two contestants should be sent home on Thursday's show? Here's a breakdown of their performances:

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Melanie Amaro On Winning 'The X Factor': 'I Feel Fantastic'
Melanie Amaro Talks Life After Winning 'The X Factor'
Melanie Amaro on The X Factor
Inside 'X Factor' Champ's First Music Video

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TVGuide.com Smackdown: Will The Voice or The X Factor Prevail?

Which singing show will reign supreme this fall?

NBC's The Voice threw down the gauntlet when it expanded its planned two-night Monday-Tuesday premiere to a third night on Wednesday, which puts it head-to-head with the first night of The X Factor's two-night premiere. In response, X Factor creator and judge Simon Cowell deemed the move as "cold-hearted" and... read more

Sneak Peek: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Discuss The X Factor 2.0

Empty pizza boxes and Pepsi cans litter the floor of Miami's Fillmore Theater as weary contestants struggle to keep their eyes open and voices on pitch. It's Day 3 of The X Factor's second-season boot camp — and it's also a reboot camp for the Fox reality competition, which struggled to find its voice after being imported from the U.K. last September.

A new panel of judges enters the theater and takes their seats: acerbic Brit and X Factor creator Simon Cowell, global pop superstar Britney Spears, former Disney star Demi Lovato and record exec L.A. Reid. Even with new table mates, Cowell is still the same old Simon. "Arguably one of the worst things I've ever heard," he tells a group of dejected boys after their performance. "Shambles. It was a joke."

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Roush Review: Not Much R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Super Bowl Ads

If Melanie Amaro was pinning her post-X Factor career hopes on her Super Bowl night Pepsi ad, then we probably weren't the only ones who were disappointed. The most iconic element of her $5 million prize package, this supposed ...
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Super Bowl Commercials: X Factor Winner Demands Respect! Plus: Howard Stern, Clint Eastwood

There were plenty of stars in Indianapolis at Super Bowl XLVI (Gisele Bundchen, Steven Tyler and halftime performer Madonna, just to name a few). But some of the biggest star power was in the commercials. Howard Stern hosed down hopefuls in anticipation of his America's Got Talent gig. Elton John held court with The X Factor winner Melanie Amaro for her long-hyped Pepsi ad. Clint Eastwood inspired the country to get ready for their second half on behalf of Chrysler. And The Avengers, one of several summer blockbusters featured during the big game, showed they know how to kick butt. What commercials were your favorites? Watch some of the early highlights and... read more

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