Rapper 50 Cent, never one to be accused of family friendly entertainment, saw half of his performance bleeped out, but still rocked the house on The X Factor finale.

Astro may not be the inaugural X Factor winner, but the young rapper did make his way onto the finale, rapping alongside Fiddy. That's a feat in and of itself!

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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?

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Let's give The X Factor judges and viewers credit. They selected three distinct finalists.

Melanie Amaro brings serious singing talent, which was evident in both her performances last night. Josh Krajcik is all about passion, digging deep this week on his concluding cover of "At Last." And Chris Rene can be relied upon for energy and enthusiasm, as displayed below in his pair of songs from the finale, a duet with Avril Lavigne on "Complicated" and a version of "Young Homie."

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Can we hand Melanie Amaro The X Factor title now, please?

The season-long front-runner proved once again last night that she clearly has the best voice in the competition, singing a duet with R. Kelly on "I Believe I Can Fly" and matching the iconic artist note-for-note.

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