Friday, 23 December 2011
Melanie Amaro wins X-Factor!!
Amaro, who was mentored by judge Simon Cowell and was at one point eliminated from the contest, was awarded the grand prize: a $5 million recording contract and a starring role in a Pepsi commercial.
'Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God,' Amaro repeated after host Steve Jones announced her as the winner.
Despite continued prodding from Jones, Amaro couldn't quite formulate words when she was revealed to have captured the most viewer votes.
Upon finding out the news, Melanie embraced Simon and then immediately looked completely confused as to what had just happened as reality began to sink in.
Surrounded by friends and family who rushed to the stage to embrace her, Steve still failed to get a reaction from her.
Before the winners and runners up were unveiled, the three finalists crooned classic Christmas tunes, and Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and 50 Cent performed various songs with former contestants.
Amaro opted to sing Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You for her festive jingle.
Following the performance all four judges were almost rendered speechless, with nothing but praise for the 19-year-old.