On Wednesday night, shortly after Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik, and Chris Rene sang one last time to convince America's voters they're worth $5 million, the "X Factor" judges spoke to the press about their contestants' chances and the show's future. Simon Cowell seemed fairly confident about his girl Melanie; L.A. Reid still had faith in Chris; Nicole Scherzinger had hope for Josh; and neutral judge Paula Abdul had love for them all, of course. And all four judges seemed confident that, with a few tweaks here or there, "The X Factor" will go on to have a successful second season. But none of them were 100 percent sure who was going to win Season 1.
Check out the judges' interviews now, before Thursday night's big reveal!Read More »from Finale Night, Wednesday: Backstage with ‘The X Factor’ Judges