Simon Cowell's contestant, Melanie Amaro, is the one that the cocky Brit wants to win the first season of The States version of The X Factor. Melanie is a 19 year-old from Florida that Cowell actually sent home only to bring her back to the competition.
Yesterday, Simon told reporters: "To be honest with you, anything could happen tomorrow and I'm kind of preparing myself for any decision. But you know, my gut, my heart tells me that Melanie should win after tonight."
Simon is very skilled at picking the right talent, and when undeserving people have won American Idol, he has remained in his seat while the other judges have stood up and cheered for winners. He's aware that Josh Kracjik or Chris Rene could win.
"I was nervous until that very last song by Melanie. If that doesn't win the competition, I might as well give up!" Cowell confessed.
I'd be happy with Melanie or Josh winning the title. They're both the real deal.