This is really sad to hear.
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Melanie Amaro is back!
The winner of the first season of U.S. X Factor has released a new single, which is a midtempo R&B jam. A sweet love song featuring her powerhouse vocals!
She is truly gifted and we'd love it for her to have the success she deserves!
Check out The One above!
Oh no! This makes us super sad!
Unfortunately, it looks as though Mel’s been dropped from Epic Records, though no official confirmation has been made.
The label previously tried to release three different singles — and even had her perform Long Distance on XF this season — but none of them gained any traction.
It also seems that her debut album, Truly, was supposed to drop last year but has since been given a release date of December 31st, 2013!
Not only that, but on Epic’s website, she is no longer listed on the artist roster page… and neither is her fellow XF season one alum, Astro, which can't be a good sign.
Season one’s Chris Rene and Marcus Canty, however, remain on the artist roster page, and so does season two’s girl group, Fifth Harmony.
We think it’s a total shame if Epic really did drop Melanie, seeing as she has SO much talent and such a remarkable voice! Unfortunately, it seems as though not enough support was put behind her in the long-run.
Perhaps they could've done some rebranding??
We wish Melanie the best of luck in the future, though, no matter what the outcome!
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We've now reached finale week for the X Factor and the finalists are getting ready to earn your votes on Wednesday night!
While we previously told you that on Thursday, Pitbull and One Direction would be performing, we now have the names of the special celeb guests who will be dueting with the finalists the night before!
As for Tate Stevens, the crooner will be dueting with
X Factor’s season two just seems to be FLYING by and now, we’re already left with our top four contestants!
Check out Fifth Harmony taking on Mariah (above)!
Take a look at the 13-year-old’s final performance and see the top four acts… AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Gurl returned to the stage where she got her start, with her new single, Long Distance, and she did NOT disappoint!!!
Check out Mel’s performance (above) with all of her diva glam!
Flawless! Not only did she sound stunning, she looked absolutely gorgeous!
Mz. Amaro’s debut album is expected to be released early next year and we’re sure her mentor, Simon Cowell, was proud to see her slay that stage!
With now just four finalists remaining, we’re inching closer and closer to the season finale of X Factor!
Check out the PerezHilton.com X Factor EXCLUSIVE (above)!!
It's definitely going to be a close call for who ends up taking home that $5 million recording contract this year!
Though, maybe Beyoncé could give Khloe some voice lessons and she can hit the stage next season! LOLz!
That incredible instrument of hers is SO powerful, it punches through our eardrums in the sweetest way possible!
Ch-ch-check out Long Distance (above)!
The tune pulsates with emotion while still having a back beat that will totally rock your cute little socks off! It's a perfect sequel to Mel's inspiring tune, Don't Fail Me Now!
We can't WAIT to hear the rest of Truly, which will hopefully come out sometime early next year, but we're even MORE amped to hear Melanie return to her old X Factor stomping ground THIS Thursday to perform Long Distance!
You show those contestants what having the X Factor is all about, girl!