Melanie Amaro wins first US season of "X Factor"

Melanie, 19, is among the final three to compete for a $5 million recording contract. "She's a Sunrise girl, a local hero," said Nick Marziliano, nephew to restaurant owner Joey Scuotto, a Sunrise commissioner. "It's really good to see someone from

Simon Cowell watches as Melanie Amaro reacts to winning 'The X Factor.' Photo credit: Ray Mickshaw/Fox “The X Factor” concluded its first season with a hardly surprising outcome: Melanie Amaro of Sunrise collected the $5 million contract from Sony

Spirits were high at tonight's X Factor finale, where each of the top three contestants sang a holiday song, superstars were out in full force, and Melanie Amaro walked away with a $5

Tonight as millions of people tune to Fox to see X-Factor USA name its first winner of the $5 million recording contract, I say I know who the winner will be. Last night as I watched Josh Krajcik and Chris Renee belt out numerous off key notes

Lobbying for votes – Melanie Amaro's mother made the trip from South Florida to Los Angeles for the finals. During a commercial break, she had a moment to address the crowd. She then said the only thing that seemed necessary, "Please vote for Melanie.