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Old 02-08-2013, 01:30
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Confirmation of this: https://twitter.com/TVGuideMagazine/...91375371198464

This is obviously down to the dire ratings last year. It's a shame because I thought the prize was quite a big talking point considering it's the biggest prize given in Reality TV history. But let's be honest, are Melanie Amaro and Tate Stevens really worth 5 million dollars? No. Simon obviously just isn't prepared to inject that much money into a flop.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:32
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Melanie could've been huge with right songs and promo. She had talent and potential to be a new Mariah Carey imo
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:41
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Melanie could've been huge with right songs and promo. She had talent and potential to be a new Mariah Carey imo
I completely agree with you. She had an immense talent and had a lot of potential to be big, but the record label ultimately failed her.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:29
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$5 million was too much for the winner prize , $1 million is about right I think for the prize
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:41
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Watch, the person who wins will become a massive superstar despite getting $4 million less.
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Old 02-08-2013, 13:59
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Watch, the person who wins will become a massive superstar despite getting $4 million less.
haha, wouldn't surprise me. It's third time lucky to find some big star, it's likely to happen. Season 3 over here we found Leona..
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:16
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I can't say this without sounding bitter but it still to this day really frustrates me when Simon singled out Cece Frey last season and said she wasn't worth 5 million dollars, and Tate Stevens was? Given the right kind of promotion Cece could have been a successful pop act, didn't matter that she wasn't the best singer that's not what being a successful pop star is all about.

Sorry I had to get that off my chest, having said that I really hope that this season is third time lucky and they kinda a breakout success.
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:45
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I wonder if banishment to the Astral Plane, never to be seen or heard from again is still part of the winner's prize.
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:47
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I wonder if banishment to the Astral Plane, never to be seen or heard from again is still part of the winner's prize.
According to a post on mjs big blog, Melanie was recently spotted performing at a charity bowling event. So at least she has escaped from the ether!
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Old 03-08-2013, 00:56
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Still more than in the UK
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:32
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I can't say this without sounding bitter but it still to this day really frustrates me when Simon singled out Cece Frey last season and said she wasn't worth 5 million dollars, and Tate Stevens was? Given the right kind of promotion Cece could have been a successful pop act, didn't matter that she wasn't the best singer that's not what being a successful pop star is all about.

Sorry I had to get that off my chest, having said that I really hope that this season is third time lucky and they kinda a breakout success.
Cece was awful and her cocky attitude would sell hardly any records. Main reason why no one signed her afterwards.
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