"X Factor" season finale was last night and the first winner was Melanie Amaro, who won a $5 million recording contract and will also be featured in a Pepsi commercial. Melanie thanked everyone and said this is something she has dreamed about her whole life.

Are you happy she won? I haven't watched the show since the first couple of weeks so I don't know anything about her. If you missed the finale last night, you can watch a recap after the jump. "X Factor" will return sometime next year.