‘The X Factor’ Winner Melanie Amaro Signed To Epic Records

Becky Bain | January 3, 2012 3:26 pm

Though Simon Cowell acted as Melanie Amaro’s mentor on The X Factor, the US edition’s inaugural winner will now have a close relationship with rival judge L.A. Reid, as he has signed her to Epic Records. “I joined The X Factor to be able to discover undeniable talent such as Melanie,” Reid said in a statement. “I am pleased that she is now signed to Epic Records because I believe we have only scratched the surface on uncovering her talent and her inevitable journey to super-stardom.” Two of the show’s other contestants, Chris Rene and Astro, have also reportedly signed deals with Epic. [Via Neon Limelight]