Thursday, December 22, 2011

Melanie Amaro Wins "The X Factor USA"

On tonight's season finale of "The X Factor USA" 19 year old Melanie Amaro was crowned the winner and was awarded the $5 million recording contract. Yesterday, the Final 3 performed two last songs - a duet with a famous singer and a final song of their choice. Josh dueted with Alanis Morissette, Chris sang with Avril Lavigne and Melanie performed with R. Kelly. After the contestants sang both their songs, the voting lines were opened and America cast their votes for a winner. Tonight, the final three performed holiday songs and there were performances from Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, 50 Cent, Leona Lewis, Pitbull and Ne-Yo. Halfway through the show, Steve revealed that the person who received the least amount of votes and landed in third place was Chris Rene. The finale culminated with Steve revealing that the winner of the first season of "The X Factor USA" was Melanie Amaro, meaning Josh Krajcik came in second. Did Melanie deserve to win? Or were you rooting for Josh or Chris? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!