A new season of “The X Factor” premiered Wednesday night, and a duo named Alex and Sierra definitely got people buzzing. While most of the groups failed during the Sept. 11 show, these two college students wowed all four judges and earned high praise.
Alex and Sierra got some interesting looks when they said they were doing “Toxic” by Britney Spears, but viewers had a hunch this would be no cheap knock-off. It didn't take long for everybody to be stunned as Alex and Sierra turned the pop song into a sultry, sexy number. The duo were adorable as Sierra cried on stage after they finished, and Demi Lovato couldn't wait to praise them.
Demi felt they were magical, while Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio both adored them as well. Simon Cowell admitted he expected the performance to be corny, but he admitted instead it was cool, quirky and incredible. Alex and Sierra got four strong yes votes, and they will be moving on this season on “The X Factor.”
There were several strong acts during Wednesday's premiere, and there will be plenty more ahead. Do Alex and Sierra stand a chance of sticking around this season? Cowell said he "loved, loved, loved them," and the audience did too. Many will be curious to see how they do with other songs, but the two are clearly quite talented and could be something very interesting.
Who was your favorite on “The X Factor” season 3 premiere? Do you think Alex and Sierra have staying power?