Melanie Amaro, the winner of the first season of the Fox hit The X Factor (2011), premiered her first single “Don’t Fail Me Now,” Wednesday, August 1.
The song, written by Livvi Franc (Britney Spears, Michael Jackson) and produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears), represents Amaro’s arduous journey to stardom.
In “Don’t Fail Me Now,” Amaro describes her road to success, “I’ve paid my dues, I’ve paid the price, I’ve prayed for you almost every night.” She pleads, “I’ve walked the longest road so don’t fail me now, feet don’t fail me now.”
Melanie honed and crafted new songs in the studio while perfecting her signature sound, collaborating with renowned producers such as Tricky Stewart (Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Beyonce).
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Amaro took her X Factory victory seriously, and as “Don’t Fail Me Now” proves, she’s created a caliber of music that her rabid X Factor fans — and future devotees — would expect from the gifted new talent.
Thanks to songwriting and studio time well spent, her as-yet-untitled album promises to be as bold and irresistible as the 20-year-old herself, believes Epic Records.
The new season of The X Factor premieres on September 12 on FOX, with returning judges L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell with the additions of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
And thanks to The X Factor, the amazing Amaro was also honored with a 2012 nomination for a Teen Choice Award in the category “Choice Female Reality TV Star.”
L.A. Reid comments, “I am really proud to have Melanie Amaro on the Epic Records roster. As the winner of the first season of The X Factor she is a proven champion who is destined for success.”