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Melanie Amaro Says Simon Cowell Is Completely Different Off Camera

November 04, 2011 10:00 AM by Lisa Princ

Last night on The X Factor, we watched as Melanie Amaro made it through another week, after Simon Cowell sung her praises on Wednesday night. Now, Melanie Amaro is praising Simon Cowell, as she recently chatted about how he is different off camera, even referring to him as a “big teddy bear.” Read on to hear more of what Melanie had to say!

The X Factor‘s Melanie Amaro couldn’t be more thrilled with her mentor, Simon Cowell. Not only did Simon Cowell admit to making a mistake when he let her go the first time, but he did nothing but praise the singer after her performance this week. In an interview with People Magazine, Melanie Amaro had nothing but good things to say about Simon, as she said: “On camera, he’s like this big tough guy, but when the cameras come off, he’s a big teddy bear. He’s so sweet and he’s loving and he’s hugging and he’s kissing. And he’s just like, ‘You’re awesome!’”

When Simon Cowell told Melanie that she was the one to beat on Wednesday, Melanie Amaro was thrilled and knows that Simon is just trying to help regardless of how he comes across sometimes. Melanie added: “I was shocked, and I was happy. I was like, ‘Wow, he sees that I’m working really, really hard.’ He told me already that I keep him guessing. He says what he thinks I’m going to do I never do, but that just makes him feel like I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone and making him proud of me.”

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4 Responses to “Melanie Amaro Says Simon Cowell Is Completely Different Off Camera”

  1. E dolembo Says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I think Melanie Amaro is the best thing I’ve heard in all the years of these reality shows. Yes, Carrie Underwood is fantastic and unlimited.
    I think Melanie is equally able to be another Carrie. She proved that in her audition. I’m still stunned by that.
    Only negative comment: she was so “made-up” for Desperado, that I would not have recognized her to see her (eyes closed, yes). I think she took America’s heart w/her normal, regular, kind of person, with her family tearfully estatic for her.
    I’d like to see her as another Carrie Underwood. Keep the wonderful disposition. Know that your fans make you.
    I am Melanie all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Victoria Says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Melanie Amaro deserves to win it all, she is the best singer in the entire competition. Truly amazing talent!

  3. Rosewood11 Says:
    November 5th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Melanie is quite right about Simon. He’s like the football coach when I was in high school, who wanted everyone to think he was a tough guy, but was really one of the best and kindest teachers I ever had. Someone recently described another musician I admired greatly–the late J.D. Sumner, who used to sing bass in the Stamps Quartet backing Elvis Presley–as a “steel marshmallow.” I think that’s an accurate description for both J.D. and Simon Cowell.

  4. Pistol Says:
    December 22nd, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I agree that Melanie is awesome and has amazing talent but Josh has a unique voice.Melanie sounds like sooooo many other artist.Name one person that Josh sounds like?
    I do think Melanie will win just due to this fact.Melanie’s sound is more popular these days than Josh’s.I dont think Renee has a chance though (he is pretty damn good)


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