Tonight, Melanie Amaro returns to the stage where it all began. The 20-year-old singer heads to The X Factor for a homecoming to perform her latest single, “Long Distance.” The track is officially the third single from her forthcoming debut album, Truly which has been pushed back to early 2013.

With a superstar roster of producers like Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Beyonce, Lady Gaga), Tricky Stewart (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera), Bleu McAuley (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) and Kuk Harrell (Britney Spears, Usher) brought on, I hope the album tracks have more ‘hit’ potential than any of Melanie’s previously released tracks.

“So much has changed since I won X Factor,” Melanie says. “I’ve been able to spend every waking moment pursuing my career as an artist, and I’m recording in a real studio with incredibly talented writers and producers. I’m as excited about being on the show as I was when I first auditioned, and I’m as devoted to music as I’ve ever been.”

Will “Long Distance” be the breakout hit, she and Simon Cowell are so desperately looking for? Probably not. If “Don’t Fail Me Now” (Which I love BTW) couldn’t resonate with consumers, I highly doubt this one will. But don’t take my word for it, check it out below.

Melanie Amaro ‘Long Distance’

What do you think of Melanie’s new single? Do you think she’ll ever become a bona fide music star? Will she live up to her potential as the X Factor’s Kelly Clarkson? Sound off below.