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Melanie Amaro of the British Virgin Islands Wins The X Factor (VIDEO) / R. Kelly Performs 'I Believe I Can Fly' With Contestant Melanie Amaro Live On X-Factor [Video]

Melanie Amaro with Simon Cowell
Photo Credit: Fox

Voters globally have spoken and Melanie Amaro, 19, was announced as the winner of The X Factor USA shortly after 10:45 pm local time during the season finale that featured several star performers tonight, December 22.
Melanie, who moved from Miami to live in the BVI as a toddler, is taking home the coveted grand prize of a recording contract worth $5 million and will star in a pepsi commercial.
"Oh my God, oh my God," was Melanie's initial response as she cried and hugged with family and friends.
She fought back tears as she sang 'Listen', her audition selection.
The X Factor competition had simmered to just three finalists and Melanie faced off against Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene in the finals.
Chris, who many felt was a tough challenger, was anounced first as the third place finisher.
The show came down to Melanie and Josh and in the end, voters stuck with Melanie.  However, prior to the announcement, Josh and Melanie performed a duet and they both hugged mid-stage.
Each of the three contestants shared heart-warming Christmas-themed songs during the show. After each of the performnaces, producers aired clips of persons and places familiar with the finalists.  The BVI was among the places potrayed after Melanie's performance.
The finale opened with Melanie sharing her version of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'; however, the final songs of the season didn't count for anything more than Christmas joy.
Several Hollywood stars also performed and graced the stage including Justine Bieber, Stevie Wonder, 50 Cent, Pitbull and Neyo.
The show ended tonight, but according to Melanie's mother, Debra Amaro, "The singing baby has taken her talent from the cradle to the stage".
Mrs. Amaro had previously told BVI Platinum News that her daughter has a gift from God because Melanie was still in the womb when a Christian minister prayed and proclaimed that she will carry a song in her heart to the world.
"She was always singing as child. At all hours of the night she was singing in her crib. We did not know what she was singing, but she was there singing," Mrs. Amaro had stated.
Melanie, who was born in Florida, lived in the BVI from the age of three years old. She attended the D&D pre-school, Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary, Althea Scatliffe Primary School and the BVI High School, now the Elmore Stoutt High School.
Premier and Minister for Tourism, Dr. D. Orlando Smith joined with the people of the Virgin Islands and fans around the world in congratulating Melanie on her splendid performance during The X-Factor's final performances which was aired locally on Fox, Channel 11 last evening, December 21.
Premier and Minister for Tourism Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is seen here with Melanie Amaro’s Family. Melanie’s mother Debra Amaro is standing on the right of Premier Smith.
Photo Credit: (Photo Credit: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)

In a statement issued by GIS, Premier Smith said that Melanie's unforgettable performance during both rounds did not only receive a whopping thumbs up from the judges, but captivated and moved the Territory as loud cheers erupted throughout the community.
"Melanie's desire to be the best and to win is definitely the true spirit of the Virgin Islander. We are proud of her impeccable performance and we look forward to seeing her win the $5M recording prize," Premier Smith stated.
In early December, Premier Smith met with Melanie's mother and conveyed that the people of the Virgin Islands were excited for her.
"We are pleased with Melanie's achievement. Let her know that we are thrusting our weight behind her 110 percent; in fact, all hands are on the deck voting for her," Premier Smith said.
Last evening, performing with the legendary R. Kelly, Melanie Amaro once again established herself as the frontrunner to win the entire competition which started out with hundreds of auditions.
In the first round of the final competition, The X Factor finalists performed duets with famous artists.  Melanie performed her duet with R. Kelly on his inspirational ballad, 'I Believe I Can Fly'.  It was the first time R. Kelly performed the song as a duet.
Paula Abdul found the performance "uplifting and spiritual", while L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger argued that Melanie wasn't able to match Kelly's talent. Simon Cowell told Melanie to "ignore grumpy and dumpy".


Melanie Amaro Wins 'The X Factor':


X-Factor made history last night when R. Kelly performed his hit song "I Believe I Can Fly" for the first time as a duet with contestant Melanie Amaro.


"It was unbelievable, there's no doubt that this girl is on her way to the moon," Kelly said after the performance.


The duo sang the song which earned Kelly three Grammy Awards, as the contest is drawing to a close. Only Amaro, Chris Rene and Josh Krajcik remain in the hunt for the $5 million dollar recording contract that will be awarded to the winner.


Make sure you tune in to Fox tonight at 8/7C to find out who that winner is.


There will also be special performances by 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, and Leona Lewis.

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Comment by Marie Menerville on December 26, 2011 at 12:54pm

Still Laughing. LMAOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by One Love on December 26, 2011 at 12:49pm
Marie if you say you are a messaih then be an example. Jesus did nor do those things.
one side review lol how about the record? You were right to?
Kelly thought he was right to and even say his brother made the tape.
Is that what you do also?
Man is not perfect and do make mistakes but when you keep repeating the same mistake that's an.issue.
It tells me in your mind your are right when you are wrong mmmmm. Marie my background is investigation r Kelly does have a history of going after children. I see some of your history and its not just the reviews.
Good luck Marie.
Comment by Marie Menerville on December 26, 2011 at 12:34pm

LMAOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!! you are still doing it? Anybody"s shortcomings does not make them stupid or not in the know. Again there is no one on this panet, who is without fault. The smartest of humans have made mistakes, and it is with errors we perfect our craft. We cannot live life with only goodness, we have to  experience the  bad and the ugly to maintain a healthy balance.  And Thanks for reading a one sided review and then trying to undermine me by getting personal.  Throughout this whole ordeal, never have I tried to figure out who you are, or try to decode your screen name, nor have I tried to Google you; or attack you on hiding behind a sreeen name. I have kept it in perspective all the way. And even if I knew your name, I still have no intentions or would try to take time to look you up and attack you on information that is false and or onesided.

Comment by One Love on December 26, 2011 at 11:53am
Yeah r Kelly thought he was smart to when he videotape himself.
Comment by Marie Menerville on December 26, 2011 at 11:39am


Comment by One Love on December 26, 2011 at 11:35am
That's what you think its why you fail to give the people back their money? A Messiah with bad reviews. Sound like r Kelly to me.
Confirmation that you think like him.
Comment by Marie Menerville on December 26, 2011 at 11:27am

Yes! I am!!!! It took you that long to figure that, Marie Menerville is a Messiah in her own rights and so are you.I am about  to put a curve on you, here you go!  Christ stated " I  and the Father are one and so are you!'   I may not have  changed the world like the many I have mentioned. but I can assure you have played a huge part in humanity.  choosing to grace this planet with my many facets and all of colors, and my magical mind, Yes I am a messiah @MiLuvMiGoodLife.

Comment by One Love on December 26, 2011 at 10:00am
Not trying to convince you. I already figure you out. My opinion and the meaning remain the same messaih Marie. I gather thats what you also think you are.
Comment by Marie Menerville on December 26, 2011 at 9:54am

Please.......... Did I ever compared Jesus with anybody???????? @Originalone.  And to MiLuvMiGoodLife, I have never changed anything, I am in the same position, and  R.kelly was in question when I made my comment. I stated  that he is a Messiah, you did not agree with me, and you have tried everything in the book to convince me of his shortcomings,  and why you think he is not, I have been laughing all through this discussion. People are quick to dismiss another opinios, or feelings just because they don't agree or don't understand their views.   I am about to say something, that will blow you away, and you can call me crazy then. Not one of us in this lifetime has met Jesus Christ, or Lived the Christ Experience, we have all read about him in the bible written by King James. who is King James??? I know we have to live by faith  and not by sight,and  no one knows for sure if Jesus had any shortcomings, consideing he was sent to us in human form, and humans are falible.We are not sure why he was crusified????  but those queens and Kings with different missions to change the world and who are messiahs, who we or our parents before us have experienced and lived, and is documented. We claim oh no! there is no way they can be. That does not mean I am doubting Jesus Christ's Exsistance, I am just thinking and saying it out loud"what if??" I also agree with the statement' That," we are all Spiritual Beings living a physical experience.  An there is no 2nd coming of Christ, as we  were told in the book of revelations. Jesus comes everyday when a child is born, Spirit in Human from.

Comment by One Love on December 26, 2011 at 5:50am
Lol her definition of messaih.
Even though this is her definition she is now comparing him to great men.

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