Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik, and Chris Rene will battle it out to become the first ever American “The X Factor” winner who will win US$ 5 million Sony recording contract and a spot at the Pepsi’s 2012 Superbowl this Thursday (Dec 22) and Friday (Dec 23) in the show’s highly anticipated special two-night finale airing via satellite on Philippine free TV at 7 PM on Studio 23.
It’s not only a battle among acts but also a battle among judges as Melanie is being mentored by Simon Cowell, Josh by Nicole Scherzinger, and Chris by L.A. Reid. Not a single act from judge Paula Abdul’s Groups, unfortunately, made it to the finals.
Chris gained a following as the only rapper in the competition who even went as far as writing and singing his own composition in the live shows. His originally composed audition piece instantly got the judges’ votes while his touching story as a trash collector who just underwent rehab captivated the hearts of the judges and the audience.
Thirty year-old Josh, on the other hand, impressed the judges during auditions with his rendition of Etta James’ song “At Last.” From slinging burritos at a restaurant in Ohio, Josh is now singing his way to stardom as the only Over 30’s act still in the competition.
Lastly, college freshman Melanie proved she deserved her spot in the show and even beat other Girls act initially chosen by Simon during Judges Homes’ week. Simon personally went to Sunrise, Florida to ask Melanie to come back and admitted before her family that he made a ‘big mistake’ to send her home. Since then, Melanie has been receiving great reviews as the show’s resident diva and belter.
Their fates now lie on America’s hands as they will be the one to decide who will be the first ever “The X Factor USA” winner. Who will it be?
America hasn’t chosen the top act yet but producers of the show are already beginning auditions for the show’s second season. A Philippine version of the show is also in the works and will be aired soon on ABS-CBN.
Don’t miss special the two-night finale of “The X Factor” airing via satellite on Philippine free TV this Thursday (Dec 22) and Friday (Dec 23), 7 PM on Studio 23.