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Who Won 'The X Factor' U.S.?

Who Won 'The X Factor' U.S.?

The winner of The X Factor‘s first stateside season was announced on Thursday night (December 22).

Finalists Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Melanie Amaro sang their hearts out for a $5 million contract, a Super Bowl commercial, and the title of winner!

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But who won The X Factor U.S.? Click inside to find out – spoilers ahead!!


Josh took second, while Chris came in third place.

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  • Lyne


    i gonna cry so hard.

  • anna

    that was way too much expected…..

  • CARA

    Great job Melanie! Kinda expected anywayz.

  • pup


  • annnnna

    That was way too much EXPECTED… yeah right… Because of Simone Cowell- the owner of the show…………LAME!

  • Joan

    i think she is very boring

  • maria

    OH really what a surprise- NOT!

  • Aviah

    she deserved it! i’m so so happy! what an emotional final! Love the ending song.

    GOD is good!

  • Aviah

    she deserved it! i’m so so happy! what an emotional final! Love the ending song.

    GOD is good!

  • york

    Her voice is just amazing. Even while she was crying. What a talent!

  • sean

    Very rigged.

  • lo

    she seems very snobby… all this “final” was a big show….like we had no clue…

  • H

    well congrats and all the good luck,but what I care about is CHRIS RENE.
    I want him to have the success he deserves,because hes songs and music are amazing..go chris!
    ALSO really liked on The x Factor-
    inTENsity is great!Drew,and Rachel!
    hope all 4 will make it for long term..

  • anna

    I wanted Josh to win but I’m happy for her! I’m sure Josh’ll be very successful anyway!

  • Jen

    doesnt seem the least bit rigged to me…her talent speaks for itself

  • p124

    man, she’s a great singer and all but how many of her type do we need? we already have leona lewis (who has a way better voice, btw). i was hoping someone different like chris or josh would win. so lame.

  • Pebbles

    @p124: What do you mean by type? They all have something different to offer. And not about what “we need”, its about HER and what she wants to do with her talent. You could also make connections from Josh to other artists and the same with Chris. But the truth is they all have something unique and there is enough room for all of them in this industry.

  • lynn

    I was rooting for Josh, but I am also glad that Melanie won. They both are really good but different styles. Chris had a great background story but i think he would sound better if they enhanced his vocals in the recording studio. Chris sang off key too much, but he was likeable and had good stage presence.

  • mia

    she is boring ,,.,do we need a nnother mariah copy which is already leonan lewis..this show was dissapointing in how Simaon could not remain neutral but heaped insults on a perfectly talented singer; Marcus Canty,,,…the kid did not have to win but at the same time he was not BAD as simon wanted to potray

  • Petii

    congrats melanie! u r the best! (:

  • amensister

    another Leona-like singer who has an amazing voice and ?????
    while Josh will shine because its not only his voice that is different from anything that is out there now

  • meh

    to be honest wasn’t blown away by anyone. The winner sounded just like any other screaming annoying church singer out there. dime a dozen. she was no Leona Lewis! I liked Josh but he had no star presence. Kind of more like the background guy, not a superstar. The Chris guy should be a definite background guy, producer/writer. He is good in that aspect but has an awful voice, thank God he didn’t win.

  • ten

    I have to agree.Melanie was the strongest vocally of everyone, but i really liked Josh’s voice too. it sounded like Joe Cocker , Louie Armstrong and John Mayer mixed together. loved it!!. Still ,why the H*** was Chris Rene in the top 3? like we need another K-Fed no talent jerk off trying to be like someone else. Stick to writing music and keep the microphone well hidden. Uh Uh Uh , what a jack hole. Congrats Melanie, and i hope Josh gets picked up like Daughtry did , he’s Awesome too.

  • Irene

    Why worry who won the X Factor. If the public think they are good they are going to be the winners in the end. They will be the ones that will sell the must music. So I say good luck to the three of them as each one was different in there own way. We will hear more from them in the future and only time will tell who will really make a star

  • Ginger

    America voted because Simon would be dogging the voters that didn’t vote for Melanie. Melanie has a great voice and reminds me of Jennifer Hudson, Jordan Sparks… Let’s hope her album soars. I really wanted Josh to win however. He had the best story. He worked a long time for this and still didn’t win… but I’m sure he’s got a record deal now! So i’m excited for him too.

  • Cathy

    She was annoying as hell. Yes she had a good voice..but this isn’t JUST a singing competition..its called the X-Factor..and other than the voice..this girl is sickeningly common and so self-involved I had to stop watching the show because if I heard her whine one more time about being shuffled between parents and grandparents and not “understood” by her peers I was going to puke. Her story was NOTHING compared to Josh or Chris or Rachel who truly should have won.