Annie Barrett
December 22, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EST

Update: Annie’s finale recap is live.

SPOILER ALERT! After a two-hour finale featuring holiday songs by the Top 3, a billion holiday commercials, and performances by Justin Bieber and Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, 50 Cent, and Ne-Yo and Pitbull, someone has won a $5 million recording contract! The winner of The X Factor is….

Melanie Amaro!

Josh Krajcik (right) came in second; Chris Rene (left) finished third.

Happy with the results? poll results: Who should and will win ‘The X Factor’?

Come back in the morning for my full recap….

“Thank you, sexy dancing people!” —Annie’s TV boyfriend

‘X Factor’ finale recap: All I Want for Christmas is $5 Million

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