Elton John and X-Factor winner Melanie Amaro came together to make a commercial for Pepsi that will air during Super Bowl XLVI on February 5.
In their first encounter on the set, Melanie and Elton hugged and kissed as the rock superstar congratulated her on winning The X Factor in the United States. Between takes, Elton expressed his admiration for Amaro’s considerable vocal talents and her “cheeky” personality, noting that she has a bright future as a live performer.
King’s Court, takes place sometime during the Middle Ages, and opens with a series of court jesters trying in vain to entertain and amuse the ornately attired King atop his throne, portrayed by Elton John. None of them succeed...until Melanie Amaro appears!
Amaro removes her hood and belts out a funky rendition of the classic Otis Redding penned Aretha Franklin hit Respect. (Respect is also Amaro’s new single. Viewers who “Shazam” the spot during game will receive a video of the song on their smart phone.)
Also, pay attention to towards the end of the spot during the broadcast, when you see a celebrity make a surprise appearance.