This isn’t looking good X-Factor!
After two seasons of dismal ratings and revolving judges and hosts, two of the season one alums of the Fox singing competition have been dropped by their record label.
Melanie Amaro, the winner of the first season, and rapper Astro have both been removed the the Epic Records roster as of today. Melanie had four singles released, three of which were promo for her debut album, and performed on season two of The X Factor to build anticipation and unfortunately, it wasn’t enough, as none of Melanie’s singles ever charted.
Astro has less luck, only gaining one real appearance, as a feature on the UK single-version of Cher Llyod’s massive hit “Want U Back”, but critics unanimously slammed the young rapper’s added verse on the pop song.
In response to her dropping, Melanie tweeted the following:
Are you guys sad that you won’t be getting Melanie and Astro’s debut albums? Or could you care less?