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X Factor Season One Winner Melanie Amaro Dropped From Epic Records?

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Oh no! This makes us super sad!

X Factor’s season three auditions kicked off today in El Lay, but where has season one winner, Melanie Amaro, been??

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!

[Image via WENN.]

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Chris Rene: Live & Exclusive!

X Factor season one finalist and Syco/Epic-signed Chris Rene recently stopped by to treat us to some acoustic sounds!

We previously gave you his performance of Rockin’ With You and now we have his other track he performed EXCLUSIVELY for us, It’s Gonna Be Okay!

Check out the uplifting acoustic (above)!!!

CHILLS! We love the positive message Chris is spreading with this one!

He’s definitely come a long way and we are so proud of him for rising above, staying sober and keeping that promise to L.A. Reid!

It’s Gonna Be Okay is featured on Rene’s debut EP, I’m Right Here, which is in stores now!

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Chris Rene: Live & Exclusive!

X Factor may be about to start up its first live show of the season tomorrow, but season one finalist, Chris Rene, recently sat down with us for an acoustic session!

Chris brought his smooth vocals, paired with his guitar skillz, as he performed his new single, Rockin’ With You!!!

Check out the super soulful sounds of our Young Homie (above)!!!

We cannot get enough of the tone of his voice and LOVE the song!!

Rockin’ With You is featured on Mr. Rene’s debut EP, I’m Right Here, which was released earlier this month!

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Chris Rene Breaks Free From The Chains!

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Renelians, rejoice!

X Factor’s original Young Homie is back again with another NEW track for us to get hooked on!

Season one finalist, Chris Rene, is gearing up for the release of his EP, I’m Right Here, which will be available TODAY!!

Check out his super inspirational song, Chains (above)!!

We love that smooth voice of his and paired his soulful storytelling? Undeniable!

The seven track album includes his ever popular, Young Homie and as well as his other smash, Trouble. Oooh! We can't wait to hear the rest of it!

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Demi Lovato Gets Hot & Bothered By X Factor Threesome!

Watch out, Chris Rene!

Last night, we found out what happens when three bros from the O.C. blend their vocals together on the X Factor stage!

During night one of the show’s premiere, Emblem3 made a ballsy decision to perform an original song in front of the judges!

Check out their audition (above) to see how it all went down!

Dayum, boys!!! LOVES it! Looked like Demi was feeling them as well! Ha!

The other groups in the competition better watch out — Emblem3 definitely bring something unique to this season!

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