Contact Us

Melanie Amaro Returns to ‘X Factor,’ Performs ‘Long Distance’

Subscribe to PopCrush on

Melanie Amaro, the winner of Season 1 of ‘X Factor,’ returned to the site of her greatest triumph on tonight’s (Dec. 6) elimination episode of Season 2. She performed her new single, the unexpectedly clubby track ‘Long Distance.’

The fast, furious song is an interesting choice for Amaro, who is known for her belter’s voice. She sang adult contemporary songs and ballads often during her season, but this song is an upbeat banger. We can totally envision peeps grooving to this track at the local hotspot.

Looking sexy in a black dress and with stick-straight hair, Amaro proved she’s still got it and why she won the whole shebang just under a year ago.

After her performance, Amaro spoke about how things have changed, but for the better.

“I have tons of wonderful people that love me and take me in,” Amaro said about life after ‘X Factor. She gets recognized on the street and she loves it. She also didn’t speak in her accent, which you’ll remember that she didn’t even reveal she had until mid-season last year.

We’re glad to finally get a taste of new Amaro music. It’s been almost a year since her big win, and these reality singing competition winners usually release albums within a few months of winning to strike while the iron is hot. Amaro hasn’t done that. But we won’t rush her. She has to take her time and put out the best album possible.

Belting out ‘Long Distance’ on ‘X Factor’ tonight was a smart way to remind us that she’s preparing to rock our worlds with that voice again.

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!