It's official, Melanie Amaro has a record deal. The "X Factor" finalist inked a record deal with Epic Records making show mentor and judge, L.A. Reid, her new boss.

Reid, the Chairman/CEO of the label, says in a statement that he "joined 'The X Factor' to be able to discover undeniable talent such as Melanie."

He adds that he believes we've "only scratched the surface on uncovering her talent and her inevitable journey to super-stardom.”

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Simon Cowell was Amaro's mentor for the show. The 19-year-old won the first season of "X Factor" in December and was awarded $5 million and a chance to star in a TV commercial for Pepsi.