'The X Factor'

It has been a topsy-turvy, not-quite appointment television first season for Simon Cowell's new singing competition. The final three, Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro and Josh Krajcik, perform on Wednesday with the winner of a $5 million recording contract announced Thursday. For what it's worth, we're pulling for Josh. Season finale part 1 airs 8 p.m. Wednesday; part 2 is 8 p.m. Thursday; Fox
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