Dec 23, 2011 – Melanie Amaro Is The Crowned Winner Of X Factor
Melanie Amaro, the 19-year-old from Florida has won the biggest prize in reality TV history- a $5 million recording contract and role in a Pepsi commercial. Melanie is the first champion of US version of “The X Factor” while Josh Krajcik took 2nd position. On Wednesday, Simon Cowell predicted Melanie’s win.
“I brought this show to America because I thought the best singers in the world are here. You have proven me right,” says Simon. Melanie was eliminated earlier on the show but returned thanks to Simon.
Before the winner was unveiled, the three finalists gave a Christmas song performance. Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and 50 Cent performed various songs with former contestants. Both Melanie and Josh sang a duet.
X Factor is somewhat different form American Idol because they have a broader age range starting from 12. In addition, the judges mentored each contestant- Simon mentored Melanie, L.A. Reid mentored Chris and Nicole Scherzinger mentored Josh.
Following this big win, Melanie’s life will never be the same. (credit: gistxpress)