Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co Photo: Melanie Amaro Sings for the X Factor Finale Performance Night on December 21, 2011

The votes are in, and the first-ever winner of The X Factor is none other than … Melanie Amaro!

This insanely talented 18-year-old Florida girl is now the lucky recipient of a $5 million recording contract. Is she the one you’ve been rooting for all along? Sound off!