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

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├óΓé¼Γäós 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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X Factor Finalists’ Duet Partners Announced!

X Factor Finalists’ Duet Partners Announced!

X Factor Season 2 Top 3 Finalists Celebrity Guests

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!

Joining frontrunner finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar will be LeAnn Rimes, who both the 13-year-old and mentor Britney Spears have chosen!

As for Tate Stevens, the crooner will be dueting with (more…)

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Chris Rene: Live & Exclusive!

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!

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!

Chris Rene Breaks Free From The Chains!

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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EXCLUSIVE! Simon Cowell Dishes The Deets At The X Factor Premiere Screening!

EXCLUSIVE! Simon Cowell Dishes The Deets At The X Factor Premiere Screening!

Tonight, the X Factor continues its two-night season two premiere and on Tuesday, the judges were honored with a hand print ceremony at the Chinese Theatre!

PerezHilton.com got the chance to catch up with Simon Cowell at the pre-screening and ceremony, where he spilled about Britney and Demi, XF’s second season and his new line of headphones with Sony Electronics president, Phil Molyneux!

Check out the EXCLUSIVE vid (above) to see how it all went down!

Everybody looked AH-Mazing! What a historical event to have a hand in!

We can’t think of a better way to kick off this season!

Be sure to tune in tonight to FOX at 8pm, to see what happened when the judges hit up Providence, Rhode Island!

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Demi Lovato Gets Hot & Bothered By X Factor Threesome!

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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Chris Rene’s Steamy New Music Video! Watch It HERE!

Chris Rene’s Steamy New Music Video! Watch It HERE!

Uh-oh!

X Factor runner up Chris Rene has gotten himself into some trouble… seXXXy trouble!

The music man JUST RELEASED his official music video for his new single, Trouble, on VH1’s Buzz yesterday.

Ch-Ch-Check it out (above)!

In the vid, the handsome singer shows off his chest and other loverly body parts in a veeery troublesome way!

He’s just as beautiful to watch as he is to listen to…. Mmmmm….

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X Factor Judges Spill On San Fran Auditions!

X Factor Judges Spill On San Fran Auditions!

The X Factor judges traveled to San Francisco this past Saturday, Sunday and Monday to see if any of the hopefuls had just the spark they’d been searching for!

Season one of the U.S. show brought us some AHmazing talent like runner-up Young Homie Chris Rene, but did the Bay area impress Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid this time around?

Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and L.A. gathered backstage for an interview and shared how they felt the San Fran auditions were going and explained just what exactly the X Factor is!

Check out the video (above) to hear what they had to say!

LOLz! Demi sure is one spunky gurl! And Brit Brit definitely seems ready to find a star!!

With Austin, Kansas City and San Fran down, there’s only two more cities left to go — Providence, RI from the 27th-29th and Greensboro, NC on July 8th and 9th!

The X Factor season two premieres September 12 and September 13 on FOX and we cannot WAIT!!!!

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