The X Factor: Who Deserves to Win?
12/22/2011 AT 02:00 PM EST
Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene and each made their case on Wednesday night to take the crown as the season 1 winner of The X Factor, and the $5 million recording contract that goes with it.
The judges had their say. Simon Cowell flat-out claimed Amaro should win. And L.A. Reid agreed that her rendition of "Listen" by Beyoncé was "a $50 million performance."
But Krajcik and Rene brought the goods, too. Reid said Rene's duet with Avril Lavigne on "Complicated" could be an instant No. 1 hit. Reid also loved Krajcik's version of the Etta James classic "At Last," calling him "such a rock star."
But let's hear your point of view. Vote below: