Latest Update: Simon Cowell was right! Melanie Amaro wins X Factor! Congratulations! Josh Krajcik got the second spot while Chris Rene was voted off and landed on third place. Check out the videos of the live results here.
X Factor USA Grand Winner should be Melanie Amaro. Her mentor and head judge Simon Cowell thinks and hopes so. Agree or disagree? Join us for the X FACTOR LIVE RESULTS HERE.
“To be honest with you, anything could happen tomorrow and I’m kind of preparing myself for any decision,” judge Cowell told reporters after the Top 3 performance last night.
“But you know, my gut, my heart tells me that Melanie should win after tonight,” Cowell added.
The 19-year-old singer from Sunrise, Florida wowed the judges as well as the home viewers nationwide with her amazing performance of Beyonce’s hit song “Listen” in Wednesday’s final performance. She also performed a duet with R.Kelly singing “I Believe I Can Fly.”
“There’s no doubt in my mind this girl is on her way to the moon,” R. Kelly said after the performance.
Cowell said after Amaro’s performance, “You, to me, should be the winner of X Factor.”
“That wasn’t a $5 million performance,” judge L.A. Reid continued. “That was a $50 million performance.”
Meanwhile, the two other finalists, 30-year-old Josh Krajcik from Wooster, Ohio and 28-year-old singer-rapper Chris Rene of Santa Cruz, California, also received high scores from the viewers, but many are hoping Melanie Amaro will be the first winner of the show.
The X Factor USA Grand Winner will be announced tonight, Thursday. The winner will receive a grand prize of a $5 million recording contract and a starring role in a Pepsi commercial.