'X Factor': Finalists' Twitter and Facebook Addresses Revealed

As the 17 contestants take to social media, leaders are already starting to emerge.
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'X Factor' finalist Melanie Amaro

After weeks of build-up, The X Factor’s season 1 finalists were finally revealed on Tuesday -- 17 in total, rather than the 16 Fox had announced.

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No doubt, just as surprised as the viewers was 19-year-old Melanie Amaro, who received an unexpected second chance by show creator and head judge Simon Cowell. In a rare moment of humility (or straight up TV manipulation -- it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference), Cowell admitted he’d “made a mistake” by sending the Sunrise, Fla. college student home.

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Later that night, the network offered another reveal: the finalists’ Twitter handles and Facebook pages. In the social media lead so far? Brooklyn's own Astro, the 15-year-old who rapped, "Stop looking at my mom!" (to be fair, he had built a bit of a following before his X Factor audition), with 42-year-old single mom and Whitney Houston pal Stacy Francis a close second.  

See below for all the contestants’ contacts, and tell us: who's your early pick for the X Factor finish line? 

Melanie Amaro
Twitter: @ItsMelanieAmaro
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Melanie-Amaro/117865004985741

Simone Battle
Twitter: @simonebattle
Facebook: www.facebook.com/simonebattleonfb

Rachel Crow
Twitter: @IamRachelCrow
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Crow

Drew Ryniewicz
Twitter: @drewryniewicz1
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Drew-Ryniewicz/251573518221876

Tiah Tolliver
Twitter: @TiahTolliver
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Tiah-Tolliver/204902059581635

Astro (Brian Bradley)
Twitter: @Astronomicalkid
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theastronomicalkid

Marcus Canty
Twitter: @iammarcuscanty
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialmarcuscanty

Phillip Lomax
Twitter: @philliplomax
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhillipLomaxMusic

Chris Rene
Twitter: @mrchrisrene
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisReneMusic831

LeRoy Bell
Twitter: @LeRoyBell
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LeRoyBellMusic

Stacy Francis
Twitter: @StacyFrancis
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialStacyFrancis

Dexter Haygood
Twitter: @dexterhaygood
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialDexterHaygood

Josh Krajcik
Twitter: @JoshKrajcik
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joshkrajcikmusic

The Brewer Boys
Twitter: @theBrewerBoys
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thebrewerboysmusic

InTENsity
Twitter: @its_inTENsity
Facebook: www.facebook.com/itsInTENsity

Lakoda Rayne
Twitter: @lakodarayne
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lakodarayne

The Stereo Hogzz
Twitter: @thestereohogzz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thestereohogzz

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