In what I thought was kind of an anti-climatic ending to kind of a anti-climatic season, Melanie Amaro won $5M and the first season of X Factor. I was never really into the show at all. It never grabbed my attention like the first few seasons of American Idol. I think also that since Simon Cowell is the boss and who decides which judges get to stay, that his mentee is always going to have the best chance of winning. How hard are you going to argue against the guy who signs your paycheck and decides if your contract gets renewed?