"The X Factor" Season 3 wrapped with a two night finale on December 18th & 19th. The finale performance show 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 are Jeff Gutt, Alex and Sierra and Carlito Olivero.
Jeff Gutt performed "Iris" with Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls, “Dream On” by Aerosmith and Creep” by Radiohead. Alex & Sierra performed "Bleeding Love" with Leona Lewis,“Say Something” and “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 2 hour finale results show on Thursday, December 19, the Top13 reunited and performed a group number. The top 3 performed holiday songs. Special musicial guests performances were by Pitbull, Leona Lewis, Lea Michelle, 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.
I spoke with finalist Jeff Gutt backstage after the finale results show on Thursday night. Click on the video to see what he had to say about the show, "The X Factor",his mentor Kelly Rowland,his future and more.
Check out the slideshow with photos of Jett Gutt during his time on the show.
Check back to this page as I was live on the scene and talked to the contestants and judges both nights.