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Melanie Amaro,19 was ‘speechless’ last night as she took home the grand prize on The X Factor, a $5 million recording contract and a Pepsi commercial.
â€œI feel fantastic. It hasnâ€™t hit me yet, but I guarantee it will hit me pretty soon,â€ she told Access on Thursday night after scoring the big prize â€” a $5 million recording contract. â€œIt feels so surreal. Itâ€™s like Iâ€™m dreaming. I feel like Iâ€™m in a dream a sweet, sweet dream!â€
â€œThank God I had so many supporters supporting me. I love you guys. Thank you so much for voting and putting me in this position. I love you all so very much,â€ she gushed. â€œItâ€™s so good to know that so many people are supporting me right now and theyâ€™re so happy for me, that makes me feel amazing!â€
Melanie â€” who was mentored by Simon Cowell â€” said the moment when host Steve Jones announced she had won the competition left her stunned.
â€œI was so speechless. I was overwhelmed. I didnâ€™t know what to say â€˜cause that just brought me to an all time high. My grandma from the Virgin Islands was on there. I was like, â€˜Oh my God, thatâ€™s my grandma! Thatâ€™s my best friend, family, brothers.â€™ it was like, â€˜Oh my God!â€™ It was crazy,â€ she recalled.
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