Amaro (19) ran home the winner in the debut season of the singing competition on Fox. She was mentored by music mogul Simon Cowell as one of the “girls” category. Her win secured her a $5 million recording contract and Pepsi Super Bowl commercial prize when she beat fellow finalists Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene in December.
Melanie confirmed that she has spoken to Simon Cowell since the finale.
“He just wanted to let me know he’s enjoying himself in Barbados! He was just saying Merry Christmas and sending holiday wishes to me,” she said.
But now the New Year is here it is down to the business of establishing a career in music for Melanie, and Simon is going to help with that.
What will he be doing? (Come on, haven’t we all wondered exactly what Simon Cowell does to earn his mega millions?) According to Melanie, he will “help with the music process, picking the music for the album, helping with the commercial.”
He has been giving Melanie Amaro advice, too, causing her to liken him to her “daddy.” Now there’s a scary thought! But is advice is good, reminding her to stay grounded and remember who she really is and what is really important to her> Basically, to not let fame go to her head.
“He says he loves me just the way I am,” Melanie Amaro of Simon Cowell. We agree, don’t we? Please don’t change, Melanie!