The finale performance show of season of X Factor took place on Wednesday, December 18th. The top 3 finalists each performed 2 songs solo and one as a duet with one of their musical heroes. The top 3 finalists included Jeff Gutt, Alex and Sierra and Carlito Olivero.
Jeff Gutt performed "Iris" with Johnny Rzeznick of The Goo Goo Dolls, “Dream On” and Creep”.
Alex & Sierra performed "Bleeding Love" with Leona Lewis,“Say Something”, “Give Me Love”.
Carlito Olivero performed "Stand By Me" by Prince Royce,“Maria Maria” and “Impossible”.
Judge Paulina Rubio also performed her current single "Boys Will Be Boys."
On the finale show which took place on Thursday, December 19th. The Top 13 reunited and performed the opening number. Special musicial guests performances were by Pitbull, Lea Michelle, Leona Lewis, Mary J.Blige and One Direction. Alex and Sierra ended up winning America's vote, with Carlito Olivero finishing in third and Jeff Gutt coming as the runner up.
Alex & Sierra were a fan favorite from the beginning of the season. The couple who has been dating for two years had a nack of changing up the songs they performed every week on the show including "Blurred Lines", "Say My Name".Their biggest stand out moment is their performance of "Say Something" which hit # 1 on the iTunes chart.
I spoke with the winners Alex and Sierra backstage after they won. Click on the video to see what they had to say about their journey on the show and winning the show.
Click on the slideshow to see photos of Alex and Sierra from the finale.
Click on this link to see Alex and Sierra giving the Examiner a shout out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfcaytKl9Dk
Click here to see my past interviews with Alex and Sierra, Simon Cowell and Restless Road.