The X-Factor’s first winner Melanie Amaro has yet to reap the benefits of her triumph and remains in musical limbo. Even SHE is not sure whether or not her record label (Epic) has dropped her, but she IS certain that she has no album released. Before she won the talent contest. Simon Cowell bragged that the winner would receive FIVE million dollars plus a recording contract – at that time the biggest prize in TV history. The cash prize was to be paid over five years. AFTER Melanie won, somehow the wording was changed to “a five million dollar recording contract.” Melanie’s singles haven’t scored and her album release date has been pushed back numerous times. We’re betting she’d could use the money!