Simon Cowell was right! Melanie Amaro ended up winning The X Factor last night. After the show, Melanie was more than happy to pose with her trophy. As the winner, Melanie received a $5 million recording contract and a starring role in a Pepsi commercial.
Even though Josh Krajcik and and Chris Rene game in second and third, respectively, to Melanie, they didn't let their loss keep them from having a good time in front of photographers.
Also in attendance to celebrate the season finale of X Factor were judges Simon, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid along with guests Zooey Deschanel, 50 Cent and Ne-Yo.