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US X Factor: Melanie Amaro is named the first winner

The first winner of the US version of The X Factor has been named as Melanie Amaro from Sunrise, Florida.

She won a $5m (£3.2m) contract with Simon Cowell's record label SyCo and a role in a TV commercial.

The 19-year-old was crowned the winner ahead of 30-year-old singer Josh Krajcik of Wooster, Ohio.

Footage courtesy of Fox

  • 23 Dec 2011