Can I get a drum roll please? Tonight is the night, everyone! We are finally going to find out who is the winner of The X Factor! After a long journey, Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Melanie Amaro have made it to the end, and one of them will have their dreams come true tonight! They all were amazing last night and it is obvious that the best and most deserving contestants are standing on stage tonight. It is so hard to decide who should be the champion, but it is all in the hands of America now. This is going to be a very close call! The votes are in and we will soon find out who has The X Factor!
The big show kicked off with a performance from the final 12. They sang “Edge of Glory.” Their performance was great and very entertaining. It was nice to see all these talented performers on stage together again. The 3 finalists had a featured solo at the end and they definitely shined!
Tonight’s show has a holiday theme. Each finalist will sing a Christmas song, leaving us with one last performance from them before the winner is crowned.
Melanie Amaro sang, “All I Want for Christmas is You.” Her vocals were strong and her performance was a lot of fun. L.A. said, “You did that song justice” (She really did! She takes on Mariah songs effortlessly!) and Nicole said, “It was impeccable.” Simon praised her and is proud to have been her mentor. He said, “You have been an absolute pleasure to work with.” People from her hometown and loved ones were shown and all wished her luck.
Chris Rene performed next and sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” He sounded great and really made the song his own. Nicole said, “You are a star from the inside out, ” and Paula said, “You are the most original” (He definitely is! He has stood out this entire competition as unlike any other performer out there). L.A. talked about his experience mentoring Chris and said, “This journey with you has been such a blessing.” Supporters from his hometown wished him luck including his adorable son!
Josh Krajcik sang “Please Come Home For Christmas.” His vocals were great and his performance was very strong. Paula said, “Your voice is magical.” Simon said, “You represented this category so well. You are going to sell so many records in the future!” Nicole expressed how proud she was to be his mentor and said, “I appreciate you so much. You open up your heart and soul to us like nobody else in this competition has” (I agree! He really puts his all into every performance). His friends and family sent him messages of support.
There was a performance from Justin Bieber. He sang “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” He did a great job. Stevie Wonder joined him and they gave a really strong performance. Justin also sang “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” His performance was a lot of fun. He called Drew (who, as we all know, is a huge Justin Bieber fan) on stage and gave her a hug and had her finish the song with him. It was really sweet of him to acknowledge her.
The final 3 and their mentors were then brought on stage for the first results. It was revealed that the contestant in third place is Chris Rene. It is sad to see him go, but he has made it so far and really proved his talent. I do not think this is the last of him. He is so unique and deserves to stay in this business.