What would you say if you had just won a $5 million recording contract? "Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God," was all Melanie Amaro, 19, could utter when host Steve Jones announced she had become the first American to win The X-Factor.
The X Factor is trying to kick off its first season with a healthy dose of star power. Final three contenders Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Melanie Amaro went into their last battle singing duets with some big industry names.
The bigwigs of The X Factor — that is, the judges; not the contestants — are dishing about the upcoming season finale of the competition's inaugural season. Creator Simon Cowell, along with co-judges Paula Abdul, L.