Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co Photo: Josh Krajcik Performs for the X Factor Finale Performance Night on December 21, 2011

We watched the Top 12 return to sing their hearts out on Thursday night's, December 22 finale episode of The X Factor USA, but more importantly, we crowned ONE winner — yay, Melanie Amaro! — of the $5 million recording contract. Relive the moment and watch every single performances from the big night here — without being bothered by pesky commercials.


Then tell us: Did the right person win?

Credit: YouTube Photo: VIDEO: The Top 12 Return to Perform Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" on The X Factor USA Finale, December 22, 2011
Credit: YouTube Photo: VIDEO: Melanie Amaro Sings "All I Want For Christmas Is You" on The X Factor USA Finale, December 22, 2011
Credit: YouTube Photo: VIDEO: Chris Rene Sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" on The X Factor USA Finale, December 22, 2011
Credit: YouTube Photo: VIDEO: Josh Krajcik Sings "Please Come Home For Christmas" on The X Factor USA Finale, December 22, 2011
Credit: The Official X Factor Page Photo: Justin Bieber Sings "The Christmas Song" With Surprise Guests
Credit: YouTube Photo: Melanie Amaro and Josh Krajcik Sing David Bowie's "Heroes" on The X Factor Finale, November 23, 3011 [VIDEO]
Credit: YouTube Photo: 50 Cent Performs With Astro! "In Da Club" and "Wait Until Tonight" on the X Factor Finale, November 23, 2011 [VIDEO]
Credit: YouTube Photo: X Factor Winner Melanie Amaro Sings Her Final Song, "Listen" During the December 22 Finale [VIDEO]
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch! Melanie Amaro is Announced the Winner of The X Factor on December 22, 2011 [VIDEO]