Melanie Amaro, The X Factor USA winner 2011 was announced on Season 1 finale results night Thurs. Dec. 22, 2011. Get full details and video on who won the first ever X Factor America below after the jump.
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Announcement of winner in the video above.
The full list of finalists, the Top 3 as follows:
Winner – Melanie Amaro
2nd Place – Josh Krajcik
3rd Place – Chris Rene
The winner receives a 5 million dollar recording contract with Sony and a starring role in a Pepsi commercial.
See a complete summary, review and video here: The X Factor USA – The Finale – Videos and Recap. The line-up of musical performers on the season 1 finale night included Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, Pitbull, Ne-yo, and 50 Cent among others.
Click here for a review of the Top 3 Finale Performance night.
For pictures, video, and biography of all finalists — as well as previously eliminated contestants — see the official The X Factor USA Web site.
Here are a few details on the Top 3 — click the links for full biography.
The winner, Melanie Amaro is a 19-year-old singer from Tortola, British Virgin Islands and currently lives in Coral Springs, Florida. Visit her official Web site for more pics, video, and details: MelanieAmaroOfficial.com
2nd Place finisher Josh Krajcik is a 30-year-old singer, songwriter and musician from Columbus, Ohio.
3rd Place Chris Rene is 28-year-old singer and musician from Santa Cruz, California
The original Top 12 X Factor contestants were as follows:
For a roundup of stories and news on the season finale see:
Watch video of the top 3 finalists below.
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