A steamy love triangle with fan fave MELANIE AMARO as its nexus has turned “The X Factor” into “The Dating Game”!
Melanie, 19, is secretly romancing booted-off R&B man Trace Kennedey of Stereo Hogzz, and that’s left hip-swinging Marcus Canty singing the blues, insiders say.
“Behind the scenes, ‘The X Factor’ seems more like ‘The Bachelorette’ than a singing competition,” divulged a source close to the contestants.
“Melanie felt attracted to Trace at the same time she started to get close to Marcus. Trace has always liked Melanie, and he wasn’t about to let her get away. Meantime, Marcus, who has a girlfriend back home, was torn because he was falling for her too!”
But teen sensation Melanie is downplaying any talk about a blossoming romance with Trace, 24, or Marcus, 20.
“The only romance I’m having right now is with my microphone,” the singer from Sunrise, Fla., insisted to a reporter. Now, Marcus could wind up being a two-time loser.
“Marcus lost Melanie to Trace, and in the process he may have ruined his relationship with his girlfriend back home,” explained the source.
“Marcus said he’s grateful the show is giving him a crash course in how to handle stardom, but it’s wrecking his love life!”