‘The X Factor’ USA: Simon Cowell’s warning to Melanie Amaro

How did Melanie do?

As strong as Melanie Amaro has been on “The X Factor,” she is not necessarily safe — and Simon Cowell put that in surprisingly bold terms during Wednesday night’s episode.

After she sang the second song of the evening (in “Believe”), Simon encouraged everyone to vote now more than ever. Why? He fears that if she ends up in the bottom two, the “piranha pit” that is the other judges will send her home — possibly to protect their own acts.

Is Simon right? Possibly, but the good news is that in between this and her cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” Melanie seems poised to make it another week — and possibly cruise into the finale.

Do you think there is some truth to what Simon is saying here, and what did you think about Melanie’s performances this week?

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