Who Won The X Factor?

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It all boiled down to talent (Melanie Amaro) versus heart (Josh Krajcik) versus energy (Chris Rene) on the first-ever American finale of The X Factor, with a major recording contract, $5 million and serious bragging rights at stake tonight.

So, who took home the largest grand prize in reality show history?

Following an electrifying set of performances by Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Leona Lewis, Pitbull and Ne-Yo, host Steve Jones announced the winner as ...

The X Factor Winner

... Melanie Amaro!

Obviously stunned and emotionally overwhelmed just after Jones made the expected announcement, a choked up Amaro said only "GOD IS GOOD!!"

And half a million thank yous.

Simon Cowell said simply, "We came here to find a superstar, and we found a superstar ... congratulations and thank you to all who supported this show."

Chris Rene got the chop first, leaving Melanie and Josh Krajcik in the final two. Before the results were unveiled, the two dueted on David Bowie's "Heroes."

The first season finale then closed out with a performance by Melanie. She sang "Listen," a perfect choice as it was arguably her strongest effort all season.

What do you think? Did Melanie Amaro deserve to win?

 

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I will not disparage the young lady. She has a fine voice and may develop that magnetism stars have BUT Josh has it now and will be cutting records and touring for years to come. The guy isn't just talented, he's extraordinary. I am looking forward to buying his stuff. He will be the real winner because he will be able to negotiate his contracts. Melanie gets the money now BUT will be beholden to a dictated contract for who knows how long.

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GOOD FO U MELIANIE CONGRATS YOUR A GREAT SINGER BUT THE ONLY SNAG IS YOU HAVE TO PAY A 1 MILLION DOLLAR RECORDING CONTRACT

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Congrats to Melanie but wished Josh had won. Nice to see all the Canadian Talent on AGT.
Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber. They just needed to have Michael Buble to make it complete!

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AMERICA GOT IT RIGHT WITH MELANIE AMARO WINNING.....I DON'T GET JOSH KRAJCIK'S MUSIC..... HE JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A STAR.... I LIKED CHRIS RENEE.....I THINK AS A SONGWRITER HE WILL DO WELL, AS A SINGER, I'M SUPRISED HE CAME IN 3RD....HE NEVER SANG ON KEY....GOOD LUCK TO CHRIS THOUGH, OVERCOMING HIS ADDICTION.....I GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR STANDING TALL....I HOPE HE CONTINUES THE GOOD WORK...HE TRULY IS AN INSPIRATION TO SOOOOOOOO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS PROBLEM.....

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I was really rooting for Josh or Chris. The truth is, we don't need another Celine, Mariah, or Whitney. Truthfully, I don't care for the big Diva ballads. She does have a very nice voice, but ballad, ballad, ballad! Talk about not being current... it was a huge disappointment to me. I think and hope Josh and Chris will do well! It would have been interesting to me to see Melanie actually sing an uptempo current song, and the accent, really?

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Congrats to Melanie. I am glad America got it right.

Bob-sodervick

My vote goes to Justin Bieber...he has that Xtra Factor that the show is looking for...and will be our next American Idol! lol

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good luck to the two that didnt win

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i love all of them i wish them the best

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It's o.k for a woman to win this first outing but I will buy Josh's album ANYDAY.. He is talented, super sexy for a white guy and really humble. He and mentor, Nicole deserve to hook up...beautiful people! God Bless them. Congrats Mel...

Melanie Amaro Biography

Melanie Amaro Photo Melanie Amaro is an 18-year old from Sunrise, Florida. She originally auditioned for The X Factor with Beyonce's "Listen" and then... More »
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