Melanie Amaro Samples Aretha Franklin in New Song 'Respect'

Melanie Amaro Samples Aretha Franklin in New Song 'Respect'

The winner of 'The X Factor (US)' turns up the beat of the Aretha Franklin soulful ballad and makes it into a club-ready anthem.

Melanie Amaro has released a new song called "Respect". The singer, who found her fame after winning the inaugural season of "The X Factor (US)", samples Aretha Franklin's classic of the same title, and revamps the soulful ballad into a disco jam.

The song has been released for digital download on iTunes. It will be featured on Pepsi's commercial that will see her sharing screen with Elton John and will debut during the upcoming Super Bowl XLVI on February 5.

"Basically I'm a singing princess warrior. And me being the singing princess warrior, I have to try to get the entire kingdom some of the sacred treasure," she told EW about the concert of the ad. "I have to go through the talent part of the being in front of the king at his court [to get the treasure], and my talent was, of course, to sing."


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    May 15, 2012

    I just heard this new "RESPECT" song, and it SUCKS. What moron thought a remake was a good idea? And what morong thought THIS remake was worth airing?

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