The 19-year-old Florida girl has the odds to take home the $5 million, five-year recording contract, according to Sportsbook.com.
But what is she going to do with her winnings if she does win?
Melanie wants to help her struggling parents save their home!
Debra and Hipolito Amaro live in a two-bedroom house in Sunrise, Florida, the same home where Melanie was raised. Dad had a long period of unemployment and the house — the value of which has dropped from the $265,000 they paid to under $100,000 — has been in foreclosure.
Hipolito recently landed a job as a maintenance foreman and Debra has a sales clerk position, but they’re living “paycheck to paycheck,” she tells The Miami Herald .
That will change if Melanie does win.
“She can do whatever she wants with the money,” her proud dad said. “But she knows we think it’d be really nice if she can take care of us a little bit.”
It will surely be a Merry Christmas if our Caribbean girl does win….GO MELANIE!!!
The X Factor winner will be announced live December 22.