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LIVE Season Finale, Part 2 of 2 - Recap

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The Final Results are in and Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik and Melanie Amaro wait for their results to see if they won the $5 Million contract and the Pepsi Commercial gig. The judges come out in style. Steve Jones comes out and welcomes the Final Twelve to the stage and they perform “The Edge of Glory”. L.A. says that watching them, the memories are coming back. Nicole says that they are all winners and want to have fun. Paula says that she is overwhelmed and says that it is amazing. Simon says that looking up there, there is more then one star up there.

Melanie Amaro comes out and sings “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and has dancers in the background. L.A. says that she did the song justice. Nicole says that it was gorgeous and says that she is a princess goddess warrior. Paula says that it was fun and great. Simon says that she has been a pleasure to work with and loved the progression that she has made. They show a clip of Melanie’s family and friends telling her that she is great.

Chris Rene comes out and sings “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. Nicole says that he is a star from the inside out. She says that the music that comes from him comes from a deeper level. Paula says that he is the most original and has a great style about him. Simon says that was very cool and says that he is an inspiration to a lot of people out there. L.A. says that this journey with him has been a blessing for him and says that he can change the world with his words. They show a clip of Chris’ family and friends telling him that he is amazing.

Josh Krajcik comes out and sings “I’ll Be Home Christmas”. L.A. says that he has been so good that he is lost for words and it was great. Paula says that he is such a joy and his voice is magical. Simon says that he represented the category well and says that he has been a brilliant contestant. Nicole says that she appreciates him so much and says that he opens up his heart more then any contestant. They show a clip of Josh’s friends and family telling him that they are proud of him.

Justin Bieber performs “Chestnuts Roasting”. He is joined by Stevie Wonder on the stage. After the song, he sings “Santa Clause is Coming to Town”. Afterward, Drew comes on stage with him and sings with him.

The Finalists come out with their mentors. The finalist that takes third place is Chris Rene. He says that he feels amazing and says thank you. L.A. says that it is a tough one, but he remains proud of him.

They show the Top 5 Most Shocking Moments of the Season with Xander Alexander, Astro in the Bottom Two, Dylan Lawson, Chad’s Not Happy and Rachel Goes Home. Afterward, Rachel comes out and tells her that she is doing well. Leona Lewis performs on the stage.

They show a clip of Simon and L.A.’s moments. Derek Fisher introduces 50 Cent to the stage and he is joined by Astro. Afterward, they show a clip of the Cry Off between Paula and Nicole. In the end Nicole wins.

Pit Bull and Neyo perform on stage and show that they still have what it takes to be a top recording artist. Marcus Collins joins them on stage.

Josh Krajcik and Melanie Amaro sing a duet together on the stage. Afterward, the final results of the season are in and the winner of the first X Factor in the USA and the winner of the $5 Million contract is…Melanie Amaro! Josh says that he is happy that he got to sing the way he wanted to and says that it was amazing. Melanie is speechless and Steve tries to get her to say how she is feeling. However, she is too busy hugging her friends and family. An emotional Melanie sings her $5 Million song. The season ends.