X Factor USA brought Christmas spectacularly to the show with giant candy canes, a huge life sized snow globe, x-mas trees and even Christmas dancers wearing the famous red and white candy stripes. It was definitely a night to remember for the winner and the audience.
After seeing 100,000 auditions and following the prospective hopefuls being whittled down week by week we now have the final three Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik, and Chris Rene. The winner will be crowned the winner of the first season of the X Factor and take away a staggering $5 million recording contract with Sony Music and will be on there way to be a global superstar thanks to Simon Cowell.
For this week the themes of the show were a duet with celebrity performer, audition song and a christmas song.
The guest performers for the final were Justin Bieber who performed two christmas songs, ‘The Christmas Song’ with Stevie Wonder and ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ with Week 6 finalist Drew. Leona Lewis performed her rendition of the hit Snow Patrol song “Run”, 50 Cent dueted with Astro on ‘Wait Until Tonight’ and ‘In da Club’ and the last performance of the night was Pitbull & Ne-Yo performing with semi finalist Marcus Canty ‘International Love’ and ‘Give Me Everything’
The group performances of the week was ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ with Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson, “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga which was performed by all of the 12 finalists and a special duet was performed by Melanie Amaro and Josh Krajcik who sang ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie.
The first songs performed by the three finalists were all duets sang with a celebrity performer.
Josh Krajcik performed with Alanis Morissette the song ‘Uninvited’ which featured in the 1998 City of Angels Movie.
Chris Rene performed ‘Complicated’ with Avril Lavigne
and Melanie Amaro performed with R. Kelly with ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ from the 1996 Movie Space Jam
The winner of the $5million contract was announced as Melanie Amaro, who performed her audition song, which brought many plaudits and attention to her great vocal abilties singing ‘Listen’ by Beyoncé