Credit: FreddyO Photo: Nikki-Nicole and Kandi Burruss at the Kandi Koated Nights Season 3 Kick-Off Party

After some grueling recording sessions, brutal dance rehearsals, and more tears than a Housewives reunion special Kandi Burruss chose the first winner of her spin-off, The Kandi Factory.

Kandi had to chose between Mathew Solomon, the young college student, and Melissa Rose, the single mom with three kids.

While both competitors improved a lot and gave a great final performance, Kandi ultimately decided that Mathew was most worthy of the final prize: a professional recording of his song, and a music video produced by Kandi and her team.

Middle finger up!