Melanie Amaro has, as expected, won the first season of The X Factor USA. With the exception of the strange twist in which Simon Cowell rejected her then, conscience-stricken, raced down to Florida to collect her, she was considered the front-runner. And she delivered. Melanie will be given a 5 million dollar contract, appear in a Pepsi commerical and be forever known as the first X Factor USA champion. The actual vote counts are never fully released, but it can be assumed she won by a comfortable margin. She never appeared in the Bottom Two and was universally praised by the judges throughout the fourteen week competition.
After a full evening of entertainment featuring return visits from the Top 12 and performances by Pitbull, Ne-Yo and 50 Cent, as well as Melanie herself, the winners were revealed.
Melanie Amaro is The X Factor USA winner! We shall follow your career with great interest, Melanie! Congratulations!
Relive her entire X Factor career here: All Melanie Amaro's Videos