It's down to the wire!
On Thursday night's The X Factor finale, Melanie Amaro, Josh Kracjik or Chris Rene will walk away with a $5 million recording contract and a starring role in a Pepsi commercial.
Amaro's mentor, Simon Cowell, thinks the 19-year-old singer from Sunrise, Calif. should win. "To be honest with you, anything could happen tomorrow and I'm kind of preparing myself for any decision," he told reporters after Wednesday's performance episode. "But you know, my gut, my heart tells me that Melanie should win after tonight."
Amaro's biggest competition, according to Cowell? "I would have said Josh but then Chris Rene's second performance, you could feel in the room that people liked him. I know Josh has got a lot of support."
On Wednesday, Amaro sang with R. Kelly, Rene with Avril Lavigne, and Kracjik with Alanis Morissette. On Thursday, more superstar talent will appear on the show, including Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, and as Cowell teased, "some surprises."
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