Credit: Twitter Photo: Melanie Amaro with a Great Bag

UPDATE - Melanie Amaro has been announced the winner of Season One of The X Factor USA! Congratulations! Here's a Full Recap of the Finale

Want to watch her before you read about her? Here's a link to all her X Factor performances - All Melanie Amaro's Videos

Want to see her official bio page? It's here - Bio Page

She takes the stage every show and delivers and expert performance, but what else do we know about Melanie?

She's from the British Virgin Islands, but lives with her family in... Sunrise, FL

At the auditions, Melanie’s stunning performance of Beyonce’s “Listen” was like a gorgeous needle in the haystack of crazy/bad/wrong that was the rest of the contestants. She was so great, Simon told her that she was the reason he wanted to bring the Factor to America!

She’s a Twitter junkie!  Melanie obviously enjoys engaging with her fans; she’s constantly replying to tweets, thanking everyone for their support. She can be found at @ItsMelanieAmaro
 

She loves gospel music! Melanie tore the roof off a gospel concert in June 2010 with a Cece Winans cover. Hallelujah indeed!

After she was eliminated from the Judges' Homes, a guilt-ridden Simon flew down to Florida to get her back! It sure paid off!

And now, she's won the whole thing! We will follow her career with great interest!

 

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Credit: Twitter Photo: Melanie Amaro with a Great Bag
Credit: YouTube Photo: VIDEO: Melanie Amaro Sings "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson on The X Factor, November 9, 2011