If you have been living under a rock for the last 3 1/2 months, you missed one of the hottest Talent based “Reality shows of 2011.  But if you have been avid reader of The Uptown Lounge this year then you should know about X-Factor, just saying.

Last night was the season finale for The X-factor, and I must say it was great way to end the inaugural season of Simon Cowell’s American Adaptation of The X-Factor UK. The show not only featured X-mas (Christmas) performances from the final three contestants. But, there were also performances from Justin Beiber & Stevie Wonder, 50 Cent, Pit bull & Ne-Yo. Not to mention a performance of the final 12 contestants, which was great!

The night was full of the celebratory fan fare but the night was about the final three contestants Melanie Amarao, Josh Krajick, and Chris Renee

Each of the three had to perform a Christmas favorite. After the first set of performances and a round of voting. The first person to be voted out was the inspirational Chris Renee, leaving Josh and Melanie as the top two. And to narrow the vote, the two sang a duet and at the end of the night.

It was Melanie Amaro who came out on top to win the 5 million dollar recording contract and the iconic Pepsi commercial.

Catch The Recap from last nights performances and Melanie’s 5 Million Dollar Song

Melanie Finale Night 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB1AkrF2B3E&feature=youtu.be

Melanie and Josh Duet

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Pit Bull, Ne-Yo, & Marcus Mcanty

Melanie and Josh Final 2