Simon Cowell on 'X Factor' Finale: 'There Are Some Surprises'

After Wednesday night's "X Factor" finale, Part 1, featuring guest performances by Justin Bieber and R. Kelly, Simon Cowell spoke to "Extra's" Terri Seymour -- hinting about Thursday's final showdown, saying, "There are some surprises."


Cowell still insists frontrunner Melanie Amaro will take home the $5-million grand prize. "I hope she has won. I think we may be in for a shock, still." The final three standing include Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene.

Seymour caught up with finalist Josh, who didn't seem the least bit nervous. "I'm gonna relax... watch a little HBO, I don't know."

After Thursday's show, the judges anticipate leaving L.A. for the holidays, with Paula Abdul saying, "Right now I'm booking a one-way ticket. I'm going to come back, I just don't know when." Abdul commented on her house recently being broken into, explaining, "It was a false alarm. Nothing was taken."

Nicole Scherzinger smiled, "I'm gonna eat eat eat me some Christmas dinner! I can't wait!"

America will decide which contestant will be crowned the first season's winner, tonight on FOX!