I want to give you a little background on why I wrote that song. It's not because I'm on a reality TV show, actually I wrote the song before the cameras were ever rolling. I wrote On Display because I wanted people to be able to relate to it. I feel like everyone is 'On Display' at some point in their day-to-day life. When you start a new job, when you marry into a new family, when you go to a new school, if and when you have to tell your loved ones that you're gay -- you are 'On Display' each and every time. Many times I have found myself in these situations. I know how it feels, and I know that there are people out there that want to see you fall and don't want you to make it, but this song is about empowerment and believing in yourself! They can just keep on waiting on you, waiting on you, waiting on you! I can't wait for you to hear the other songs that I have written and recorded, especially the ballad to my husband. My voice is getting stronger and stronger and I am learning how to use it better than ever. I think you're really going to love what's to come!
It felt so amazing on the stage that night. The moment I got out there all my nerves went away and I loved every minute of it! And yes, I did sing live over the track. This is a dance song with heavy choreography, and that is what most artists do. I have to admit hearing Joe Giudice finally say something nice was a little bit of a shock, but it was real, and I appreciate him saying it. It does take a lot of courage to put yourself out there in front of all of those people, especially for the first time. Thank you so much to everyone who has been so positive with me and sticking through until the end, I can't explain how much I really do love you guys! Of course I have to thank the one person who is my constant support -- my husband, Joe. He is my rock and has been with me every step of the way. I feel so blessed to have him in my life. He's such an amazing father, and we have so much fun together. Without him none of this would have been possible.
Click HERE for the link to On Display on iTunes. The Arkatone remix is my favorite! Enjoy!
I hope you see this even tho its like a year later. OMG i freakin LOVE you and Joe! You are so cute!!!! I think you all need to just say F TERESA AND JOE!! She is so jealous and everybody can see it. She used to be one of my favorites when the show first started but now she has gone CRAZY and is such a LIAR. Doesn't she know most of the stuff she is lying about is caught on camera?! DUMMY!! LOL Anyway, i just love you to death. You are a breath of fresh air. I love your kids too. How cute are they?? You have the perfect family and I wish you and your family nothing but the best. I am so glad you are able to follow your dreams with the music and singing and how sweet is Joe for making you your own studio? I think you definitely need a blinged out mic.... wink wink joe. LOL Anyway good luck!!!
Melissa-Great first performance! I was however astounded at your comments about how you would have rather had a larger more grandioso first show. You thank Jesus all of time for his blessings so why did you insult this one that he gave you? If you were him would you want to bless you with another show after your attitude? Do you know where Madonna got her start?......in a much dumpier venue I must say. The fact that you were even given that first shot was HUGE!! Be greatful for it no matter how above you THINK you are. And I mean THINK!!! Not commendable behavior at all.
Go, GIrl! You are seizing the opportunities at hand to fulfill your dream, and that's admirable. Fear is the enemy and you did not let it stop you. What a great way to teach your children to go for theirs! Love you and Joe (and Kathy and Rich) on the show. Continued Blessings!
Way to go Melissa, you are a great addition to the RHONJ! Your husband is so fun! Thanks for sharing your life with us! :)
Thats why they call it Reality tv cause its REAL! and Joes Adores you, Loved your your song you did a great job wish you much success with it!! God Bless you all!!
You are awesome!! Love the song and you have an amazing voice!! Let the haters hate...You and Joe have won me over!!
Melissa, I wish you all the best w/your singing career. Don't let negative people, family or not, bring you down. A lot of people like you. Don't know what the deal is w/those rumours...don't care. Most of us make decisions we later regret. I love that you are spiritual and appreciative of your blessings. Many think that spiritual women believe they're perfect and try disparage, when often the opposite is true. Stay as positive as possible, keep praying and watch your back girl!
Can we trade husbands? Your husband is sooooo in love with you, and it radiates through him everytime he sees you, hears you, or even talks about you. You have a loving husband, and a husband that most of us women wish we had - someone to worship us. I think you both are dolls - :)
I don't care what your sister in law has to say about you, I think you are terrific! Lovely, funny, kind, gentle, loving, take care of all of you1
No worries, Melissa! Many American/Italian men are that way! Mine including! No shame in their game. Just remember, they did "blur" that area.... they just try to get us any way they can get ahold of us!! LOL!! Love your new song and am loving you being on the show along with Joe and your bambino's!! You're a breath of fresh air along with Kathy! Glad that you are a bigger person and able to put Tre and her, Joe's demeanor, words and actions behind you. You ARE the bigger person from what we see! As for the little "toast" after your debut by Joe Guidice, it was very nice of him but just as laughable knowing all that he's said and done just on television. I can only imagine how he actually is in person.... ickk!!... Cannot wait until the finale of Caroline being as Italian as Olive Garden..... that's should be quite the time!! I think you're doing a wonderful job at raising your children, becoming you on your own terms and being the bigger person towards your sister in law. LOVE Kathy, Rich and their crew! They seem Soooooo down to earth, just love it! Keep up the good work of mending our Italian heritage with that Jersey Shore show and the comments that we tend to hear from a couple of the women on this show as well! Many thanks!! ;)
I absolutely love the relationship you and your husband have. It's great seeing positive marraiges on the show. I wish you every success for your single "On Display". I love the positivity you, Caroline, Jacqueline, and Kathy bring to the show. Theresa is such a hater and I'm not sure why she pretends to be so nice. It's really good seeing a group of positive women who aren't fighting all the time on a reality tv show.
You really won me over this season- I was a die hard Teressa fan, but I can see through her shallow ways. She entertaining the first two seasons, but the whole thing where she must be the center of attention and all about her got very old. She is only mad because you are taking attention away from her and she will stop at nothing to make others look bad. She is the type who must always have conflick/drama in her life. I know she is your family, but stay positive and do not fall to her level. The truth will come out.
Melissa, Your husband cracks me up, too funny & obviously very much in love with you. I went out and bought my 14 month old grandson some hats & we call it our Joey Gorga look. You two make the cutest couple. As for the gossipers & mean spirited people, just let it roll off your back...The people who matter most in your life know the truth & that's all that matters. Loved your performance of 'On Display'. Best wishes for you & yours.
Lovin you, your family along with Kathy, Rich and their family! Great breath of fresh air!! Thank you for portraying the Italian/American in such a better light than those shows such as Jersey Shore and a couple of the women on the show or were on the show. Love the new song! I think you will reap many things in the future!! Can't wait til next week to see the Olive Garden episode!! LOL!! Knew you would hit it off with the other women, they are as down to earth as yourself. So glad to have you and Kathy join the group!! Now, if we could just curtail Tre a bit more....
Melissa - You and Joe are fabulous!!! I really do like the real you being displayed at all times. That is what makes the show so entertaining and not staged. Don't worry about the crazy rumors - be yourself and the truth will always come out. I know Teresa is your family but she has most certainly turned a lot of viewers off by words and actions. I truly think she is very jealous of you personally and your family life.
Melissa, Being a stripper would be nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed of. Many women do it to put themselves through school, better the lives of their families, etc. and then go on to be productive members of society (doctors, lawyers, PTA presidents). Those women are classier than the way you (Teresa and both Joes) are portrayed on RHNJ, going on and on about your private sex lives, running around naked, sniffing panties, discussing sex toys, etc. That you should be embarrassed of.
i really think u all should concentrate on family,,caroline wants everyone to think shes hollier than thou dont u remeber what they did caroline and her sister to danielle i dont know why they r now trying to make teresa look bad n for you her family to turn on her
I think you need to stop seeing Teresa behind everything. Nice going on turning T's friends againt her too.. exactly what she was afraid of happening with you sneaking onto the show, happened.
I have to admit that I wasn't a fan of the new housewives at the beginning of the season, and Teresa is still "my girl," but I have really come to like Melissa. Each of the women have their faults but Melissa has really grown on me. Congratulations on your song and performance, glad it went well and that it ended up being an overall great night with everyone there. Best of luck to you Melissa, in your singing career and in your family troubles.
God bless, xoxo
Interesting, Melissa, that when you and your husband first came on the show, you had a problem with Teresa's friendship with Caroline & Jacqueline. But now that you're in their good graces, you say 'the more the merrier'?
Not sure if you will get this Melissa because Bravo is so hit and miss on posting these, but I read that you were just a bartendar at the business. And as far as I'm concerned I wouldn't care if you had been a stripper. Sometimes people have to do what they have to to survive. Teresa is terrible. More power to you and your family.
Melissa: I am sorry to hear that Teresa set you up for that confrontation with a former "boss", and spread rumors about you, particularly as they are not true. I had always been "Team Teresa", and really didn't like you, but this makes everything clear. Clearly, you do have good reason for not getting along with Teresa, if this is how she treats you. Clearly, your husband also had good reason for calling Teresa out at the christening. I admit it - I was obviously wrong about you, and about her.
Melissa, Hope all goes well for you and your family. I think us viewers have all seen the light! Some family memebers are never going to be civil with us and we just need to rise above that and move on! I have really come to LOVE you and your family....Im sad, because I really was a Fan of Theresa......but I guess you can say, we all saw who Theresa really is & im really sad for her....she is losing so much more than family, friends and her fans...she is losing herself. Take care and God Bless.
keep your chin up and don't worry about the haters.. (even if they are family). You and Joe are adorable and I have enjoyed you being on here this season.. looking forward to next!!! Stay true to who you are and PLEASE don't let a second season change you.. as it has to sooo many~
Melissa, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (to steal Tre's favorite phrase), you and Joe. I happen to think it takes a HUGE "set" to get out there and sing for millions of people. So kudos to you. And Joe reminds me of EVERY Italian guy I have ever dated. He is so in love with you it isn't funny. I only ask that the two of you stay who you are. Many Housewives have been overcome by the attention they receive from the show and I think that the two of you need to keep it 100 all the time. Be true to yourselves and you will go far.
what happen to that "young, handsome" song writer we saw giving you the song? Suddenly you wrote it, and you hate people who lie.
I just want to say it was fun watching this season without all the drama of Danielle, but again there is always some kind of drama on these shows and yours just happen to be Teresa & her husband Joe, I hope things have calmed down between your familys, and you have been able to work through your differences. Teresa was not very kind to you,on the show, and she made it known, but you always seem to be full of sunshine and smiles, you have a beautiful family and I wish you nothing but the best, hope to see you back next seasons. Fan of RHONJ.
Frankly, I wish they'd take the men off of your show. It's "housewives" and I'm sick of watching husbands and sons. Actually, as trashy as they Jersey show has gotten, maybe Bravo should just dump all of you. You really aren't fun to watch.
Mel, I am so glad to see the transformation you have made, I also hope that Teresa can count on you to always have her back from now on. Please watch the first seasons of RHWONJ very closely, Caroline and her sons were very fond of Teresa and Joe until they they began to have problems, just proceed with caution when dealing with them. Mel your children are doing well and it has to do with your and your husband , please don't turn your to Caroline, she is the last person to get advice from. Also watch out for that Greg!!!!!! when I see him look at you it reminds me of the movie single white female (creepy). And last but not least make sure you and Kathy have Teresa's back at the reunion, I have a bad feeling Jac and Caroline will gang up on her, ok thanks
Between you, Teresa, and the two Joes.. Plus the Jersey shore cast, I'm totally embarrassed to say I grew up in NJ. The part of NJ where I grew up, I've never even met people that acted or sounded like you.. Thanks a lot.
I have enjoyed watching you and your Joe this season. At first I was pro-Teresa but now I'm not so sure. Best of luck to your and your family and can't wait for Season 4.
I really like you and Kathy, you did great at the BLK party and I wish you and your family the best...PS Shake them haters off!
Melissa, I really enjoy you on the show. Your Joe needs to start acting like a grown man. It looks childish for him to be on Greg's shoulders and pulling him by the scarf around the neck. He should also stop discussing your sex lives. It shows disrespect. He and his sister are just alike in that respect.
Everyone's husband thinks they're great; everyone's heard a friend or relative sing and were so mortified they could do nothing but say it was good; everyone thinks they sing better than they do. All I can say is "don't kid yourself".
Most of you people need filters. And tell your husband to quit showing his a** and other parts, it's just gross. I can speak for myself in saying that I am really not interested in his public displays of private parts. Talking - o.k. Showing? Heck no!
Keep on rocking it Melissa! I love you & Joe, you two are adorable together. Stay away from the negative, keep being yourself. xoxo
Be really positive about throwing darts at people. You need to be sure before you tear a hole in the parents heart. You cant assume Jacqueline is right. Teresa,Joey and you are fame seeking nut jobs. If the relationship implodes let it happen because of your issues with her that you can be 100% sure about. The Lauritas/Manzo crew need to fight their own battle w/her. Instead of making assumptions and a huge effort to destroy her relationship w/Joey and you. I'll take whatever is said w/them with a grain of salt . The Manzo crew dogged out Teresa but they can take anyone talking about them. Word to the wise; 15 year friendship hit rock bottom quickly. The same can happen to you w/this crew. Don't put too much trust in them.
Haha I love you guys! Joe is such a funny man with such confidence! He reminds me of my husband! I gotta say at first I wasn't really digging you guys but I have learned to love you guys. I honestly think you are one of the most real, down to earth couples! God bless you and your family! Can't say the same for your sis-in-law! I hate her!!!!!
I will have to admit when you first came in the picture I didnt much like you.. But I see you have grown and tried hard to get Joe and his sister back together and you have taken the high road so many times with Teresa and that shows you have alot of self control.. I have enjoyed you this season and to watch you and Joe with others.. Good luck with your singing or in whatever you do..
First, I would be embarrassed if I were you over your husband's and your behaviour. It has been my experience that the only married people that talk about sex like the 2 of you are the people that aren't having it.
Second, no, the "artists" that I pay money to go see perform live do not lip sync to an auto tune track. They are actually singing their songs live.
I really enjoyed getting to know you and your beautiful family. Good luck in your music career!!!!! Keep on doing exactly what you love.
I have to admit, I was skeptical at the beginning of this season, but I truly have grown to sincerely care for you and your family. Your devotion to your family and your courage to follow your dream is great. I wish you, Joe, and your children the best. PS...enjoy your marriage- you both seem so happily in love.
I was skeptical at the beginning of the season, but I have sincerely grown to like you and Joey very much. Your compassion to your family and your courage to follow your dreams are very commendable. I love watching the love between you and your husband. My best to you and your beautiful family.
DISGUSTING! The Manzo/Laurita families do not belong with any of the Gorga/ Guidices people. Won't be watching any Housewives any more!!!!!! Bravo, how low can you go?
Season three has just started in Australia and already I don't think I will bother watching the rest. You came to stir the pot and be famous and I just can't stand the crawling to the Manzos and Lauritas. The addition of you (and your vile sisters) and Kathy has spolit the show.
Sorry.....no more songs please! Anybody who said that your song is great is lying, are not a true friend or have no idea about music. It is awful and you lip sync.....that is not what a recording artist does.