After giving their all for their final two songs — and just kinda getting through a Michael Jackson tribute — The X Factor finalists Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Melanie Amaro were understandably rather zonked after the show. But they still took time to talk with EW about their respective duets with Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, and R. Kelly; those raucous live via satellite visits to their hometowns; and their impressions of their fellow contestants. Check out what they had to say below, and see if you can tell which finalist was probably a bit less tired than the other ones:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was the rehearsal process like with Alanis?
JOSH KRAJCIK: Well, the first thing we did was hug when she came into the room. And we talked for a little bit. We sang it through a couple times. We went over what parts and how we would do it, and we sang for about an hour together. We just got a synergy going with each other. It was fun. She’s charming. She’s real. She’s sweet. READ FULL STORY