Usually five months out, a singing competition champ has been working the press and is about to release a studio album. Well, that’s certainly not the case for The X-Factor Season 1 winner Melanie Amaro.
Since being crowned the winner last December, she’s remained relatively out of the public eye. Save for a single release (“Respect”) and a Pepsi Superbowl commercial, Amaro has been virtually invisible.
Reports from The Hollywood Reporter indicate that Amaro is undergoing a strict pop star bootcamp to get in shape. She’s under a supervised diet and exercise regime. Producers are expecting a big reveal of a “whole new Melanie Amaro.”
Nigel Lythgoe, the producer of Idol, quickly shot the idea down because his show produces “stars” (as if a competition like that would be beneath the franchise).
Well, sorry Nigel, nothing is going to stop us from doing it anyway. As a warm-up for this season, let’s use the winners of last year’s competitions for the first ever Voice-Idol-Factor-Sing-Off! Melanie Amaro vs. Javier Colon vs. Scotty McCreery? Who is your champion?
Here are videos of their “signature songs” on their respective shows plus a poll in the end. Later, I’m going to expand this to include the finalist from each program (maybe Top 4) so we can have an ultimate-ultimate winner (I think Haley Reinhart is going to win that one knowing you guys). But for now, just the winners – take the poll!