'X Factor': Contestants and judges reflect on the finals


If there was ever a time to lay it all on the line on "The X Factor," Wednesday (Dec. 21) was that night. After an evening of star-studded duets with R. Kelly, Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morissette, the finalists then gave their last solo performance. Following the show, the contestants and mentors took a moment to reflect on the night and their journey during a post-show press conference. Here's the best of what they had to say.Simon Cowell on Melanie Amaro's chances: "I was nervous until that very last song by Melanie. And if that doesn't win the competition, I might as well give up...My gut, my heart tells me that Melanie should win after tonight."Nicole Scherzinger on Josh Krajcik's duet performance: "A great artist doesn't make it about just themselves when they're on stage. They give love to others, not only the audience, but to the other artists on stage. A lot of artists...



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