"The X Factor" USA 2013 resumes Dec. 11 on FOX as the top four acts hit the stage for a chance to advance to the season three finals. America was charged with choosing one of the two songs that each act will perform, and the final picks were released Dec. 6 via the show's official Twitter account.
Alex & Sierra, the boyfriend/girlfriend duo who set the iTunes chart on fire with their Dec. 4 version of A Great Big World's "Say Something" and enter the week favored to win, will sing Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks." Simon Cowell's other remaining act, the manufactured country boy band Restless Road, will perform "That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan.
The song chosen for Latino heartthrob in the making Carlito Olivero, who represents first-time show mentor Paulina Rubio's last chance at winning the title, is Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend." Olivero narrowly escaped the Dec. 5 elimination that sent teen Rion Paige packing.
But the tallest order of all may belong to the last of Kelly Rowland's over 25s, Jeff Gutt. Voters opted to have the single dad perform Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," which he sang during his audition for the show's 2012 season. Although he sings a stunningly beautiful version of the well-known song, it was recently covered and completely owned by recently ousted "The Voice" 2913 finalist Matthew Schuler.
"The X Factor" USA 2013 continues Dec. 11 on FOX with the semifinal round of action.