Simon Cowell Predicts ‘The X-Factor’ Winner, See if You Agree

Part two of The X-Factor finale will air tonight and after last night’s episode, it’s clear who the judges would like to see win. Simon Cowell in particular did not hold his tongue about who he believes will reign supreme.

The three finalists are 19-year-old Melanie Amaro, 28-year-old Chris Rene and 30-year-old Josh Krajcik and each contestant performed for the title during last night’s show. Amaro’s rendition of Beyonce’s “Listen” wowed the audience and drove Simon Cowell to declare that she should win the show’s grand prize: a $5 million recording contract and a starring role in a Pepsi commercial. L.A. Reid even commented, “That wasn’t a $5 million performance, that was a $50 million performance.”

The other contestants sang their hearts out as well and received praise from the judges, but nothing was like the response Amaro received. The final decision is left up to viewers so tune in tonight to find out who takes the crown. –Krystal Holmes