The wait is finally over for fans of Melanie Amaro as the first ‘The X Factor (US)’ winner has released her new song, ‘Don’t Fail Me Now’. However, the track serves two purposes: it is the young singers debut single and it also signals the start of the diva summer showdown!
Shockingly, Amaro has taken the Dance music route with ‘Don’t Fail Me Now’, which was reportedly produced by Darkchild. Hence, the song now lands her in direct competition with Christina Aguilera, who has teamed with Max Martin for a similar uptempo tune, due later in August.
Listen to Amaro’s ‘Don’t Fail Me Now’ below:
It is quite surprising to hear Amaro basically singing the Vanessa Carlton ‘A Thousand Miles’ version of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’. Honestly, what was the purpose of the included Dance breaks that distrupted the flow of the entire song. This song has a strong chance to be a hit but will Amaro be able to sell albums with a Dance-themed lead single?
Vocally, however, Amaro is in fantastic form on ‘Don’t Fail Me Now’ and she sounded strikingly similar to Jordin Sparks. She is clearly a Mariah Carey fan and despite the cliche Dance production, it is still refreshing to hear a powerhouse singer on the radio again. You know, other than Jennifer Hudson in those damn Weight Watchers commercials.
Audio via US Weekly!