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Melanie Amaro Samples Aretha Franklin in New Song 'Respect'

February 3, 2012 (7:35 am) GMT
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.

has released a new song called "Respect". The singer, who found her fame after winning the inaugural season of "", samples '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 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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