The finale performance show of the 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 are Jeff Gutt, Alex and Sierra and Carlito Olivero.
Jeff Gutt performed "Iris" with Johnny Rzeznick of The Goo Goo Dolls, “Dream On” by Aerosmith and Creep” by Radiohead.
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 Paulino Rubio also performed her current single "Boys Will Be Boys."
The Top 13 reunited in a 2 hour finale results show on Thursday, December 19th. Special musicial guests performances by Pitbull, Lea Michelle, Mary J.Blige and One Direction.
Carlito Olivero was eliminated first taking third place. The competion ended with Alex and Sierra and Jeff Gutt. Gutt was eliminated finishing in second making Alex & Sierra the Season 3 winners of The X Factor USA.
I spoke with judge Kelly Rowland after the performance show on Wednesday night. Click on the video to see what she had to say about the show, mentoring Jeff Gutt and more.
Check back to this page as I was live on the scene and talked to the contestants and judges both nights.