'X-Factor' Winner Melanie Amaro Wants to Collaborate With Mariah Carey

December 23, 2011 By:
'X-Factor' Winner Melanie Amaro Wants to Collaborate With Mariah Carey

In just a few months, Melanie Amaro has gone from aspiring artist to mega star, Simon Cowell protégée, and, oh, yeah…millionaire.

The crooner has an amazing voice, and it’s earned her the title of first ever U.S. X-Factor winner. Amaro now has tons of fans across the world, and her popularity will undoubtedly only continue to soar. Just look what happened to Kelly Clarkson.

Melanie says the one singer she’d love to collaborate with is Mariah Carey. So Hollyscoop asked Amaro, 'why Mariah?', and she told us it's because “she used her talent to make a difference.”

“[Mariah] strives to be the best,” Melanie told Hollyscoop.

She added that Carey “has such a beautiful, big amazing voice.”

While the X-Factor winner has to remain mum about her future projects, we can totally see a Melanie/Mariah duet.

And Melanie remains ever loyal to Cowell, who is notorious for being tough. Not to mention he booted her from the show originally, but then actually traveled to her South Florida home to ask her back on the X-Factor.

"It was like a marriage proposal,” Cowell said of his mistake. “I said to her, 'I've made a mistake, I admit it. I'm going to give you a second chance.' And I stood there like a lemon for 30 seconds while she stared at me. And then quietly [she] said. ‘Yes. I’ll do it.’

Since then, Melanie says she’s “made peace” with Cowell and the situation. I’ll bet her new title helped with that, too. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for X-Factor’s first U.S. star, Melanie Amaro.