Melanie Amaro wins X-Factor Season One

December 23, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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The first season of the powerhouse hit making show, X-Factor, came to a rousing close Thursday night, as teen age wunderkind Melanie Amaro walked away the winner – and $5 million dollars richer!

Keep reading for on Melanie Amaro‘s X-Factor win… after the jump!

When host Steve Jones revealed the winner, Amaro screamed: “Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh My God!”

It’s been a long road for the 19-year Caribbean born singer – who was actually booted from the competition earlier in the season, only to be asked back for a second audition by Simon Cowell himself.

Said the notoriously grumpy judge:

We came here to find a superstar, we found a superstar. Thank you to everyone who supported the show… “I want to say, America, thank you for giving this girl an opportunity.

If you missed the show – you can see Amaro perform in a Pepsi ad during the Super Bowl (or, just Youtube the show).

Photos courtesy of FOX

 

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