November 25, 2011 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
If you tuned in to The X Factor this week, then surely you noticed Melanie Amaro’s accent come out after weeks of hiding it. Melanie recently admitted that she was hiding her accent so people would understand her, but Paula Abdul‘s advice about being yourself hit home for Melanie, and she decided she could longer hide it. Read on for more of what Melanie had to say!
The X Factor‘s Melanie Amaro had been hiding her Caribbean accent for weeks – at least up until this week’s show. When Paula Abdul commented about “letting loose and being yourself,” Melanie took it to heart and let her accent out, but Melanie says it was not planned that way. Melanie Amaro recently spoke to People Magazine, where she revealed: “To be where I am, from where I’m from, here today, is a big, big thing. Not lots of people come out of the Caribbean to become big stars. I’m so humbled and so gracious and so thankful to be where I am that it just came out. I could not help myself.”
Melanie Amaro now feels like a weight has been lifted from her shoulders, and is relieved that she no longer has to hide her accent. But, why did she hide it from us this entire time? Melanie also told the magazine: “I would try to cover it up so that you could understand me. Some people say they have a hard time understanding me when I speak.” Do you think Melanie was wrong for hiding her accent this long? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!
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