Meet 'The X Factor' finalist: Melanie Amaro
So here are a few things you probably didn't know about Melanie Amaro:
Hometown: Sunrise, FL
Coach: Simon Cowell
Musical Influences: Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Tina Turner
Favorite Album: "The Sound" by Mary Mary
On what it's like having Simon Cowell has her coach: He's so understanding about everything and he gives his honest opinion about a lot of things. Whether it's the way you perform or the way you're feeling, he senses it and he says, "If you're not comfortable, then speak up so we can work on it."
On her performing past: I've done a couple school plays. I was always chorus because my drama teacher always told me that I wasn't good enough to be one of his leads.
On what she would say to her drama teacher now: "Look at me now." I've proved him wrong that I am able to stand out and be on my own, so I'm happy about that.
On her plans after "The X Factor": All I want to do is entertain. I want to sing. I want to sing for people and make them happy.