X Factor favorite Melanie Amaro may be singing her heart out every week on the show, but she’s been holding back something important all the same: her accent! But when she slipped this Tuesday into Rihanna-style Caribbean dialect, the 19-year-old decided to finally come clean about her origins.
“To be where I am,” Amaro gushed, “from where I’m from, here today, is a big, big thing[.]” Unlike Rihanna, Amaro hails not from Barbados, but instead from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
For our part, we can’t understand why Amaro would want to hide such a cool accent. She went on to say, "Paula Abdul’s comment, 'Just let loose and be yourself,’ really affected me[.] … I don’t have to worry about covering up my accent anymore. So that’s good.”
We’re inclined to agree!