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'X Factor' Winner Melanie Amaro Will Be The Next Whitney Houston, Says Justin Bieber's Producer

Mon, March 19, 2012 2:36pm EDT by 22 Comments
Kuk Harrell Interview

Melanie is busy recording her new album with Justin’s Grammy Award-winning vocal producer, and has all of the EXCLUSIVE details!

The X-Factor‘s Melanie Amaro has teamed up with Kuk Harrell in the studio and Kuk, who has worked with Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, compares the young singer to Whitney Houston!

In addition to working with Justin on his new album Believe, Kuk has been recording new songs with Melanie, who he describes as “a massive talent and complete joy to be around.”

Kuk tells EXCLUSIVELY,”We have cut two songs so far. Melanie’s team is really smart. They are just picking great records for her. She’s a great spirit and a great singer. She’s just a joy to be around. Melanie has what it takes to be the next Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. She’s a massive talent.

Will Melanie ever do a duet with Justin?

“Who knows,” says Kuk. “They are both incredible talents and genuine people. They would be magical in the studio together.”

— Sandra Clark

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