Here is the Melanie Amaro, R. Kelly The X Factor USA 2011 Season 1 Finale Week video of the live performance of I Believe I Can Fly on Weds. Dec. 21, 2011. As one of three finalists, Amaro sang a duet with the multi-Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and producer. See the video and find out more below after the jump.
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Watch video above. R. Kelly, asked about performing with Melanie Amaro said of her, “It was unbelievable. There is no doubt in my mind this girl is all the way to the moon.”
L.A. Reid said, “That’s one of the most important songs in the last 50 years. I felt you got a little bit overshadowed by R Kelly. It was great but I expected more of you.”
Nicole Scherzinger said, “She put 1000 percent in to that performance and it only takes one person to believe in you and that’s you. She soared.”
Paula Abdul said, “What a privilege to sing that song.”
Simon Cowell said, “I wouldn’t listen to grumpy and dumpy. That was an incredible duet. You didn’t look like someone in a talent competition, you looked like some one who could be an established artist.”
For a full summary and review of the program see: X Factor 1 – The Final – Videos and Recap.
Visit the official The X Factor USA Web site for more details on the program, judges, contestants.
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