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Melanie Amaro was crowned champion of "The X Factor", which screened on TV3 last night, winning a US$5 million recording contract and a spot in a Pepsi commercial to air during next year's Super Bowl.

The 19-year-old beat Josh Krajcik for the title of "X Factor" winner. Chris Rene, 28, from Santa Cruz, California, was third.