Melanie Amaro gives Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” the dance treatment | New Music

The 19 year old 2011 U.S. X Factor winner and Epic Records signee Melanie Amaro has released this cover of Aretha Franklin’s 1965 classic anthem “Respect”. The dance music reworking of the legendary Queen Of Soul’s classic is being used in Pepsi’s Super Bowl advert which will be aired on Sunday’s main event and will feature the young singer alongside Sir Elton John. Give the song a listen below.

Listen To: Melanie Amaro – “Respect”

Even though I’m not a fan of the song’s dance music backdrop, I have to admit I really like her voice. Hopefully we will get something better soundscape wise on her own material.