I believe that the final will actually be between break out duo Alex and Sierra and rock sensation , Jeff Gutt. The third contestant is Carlito Olivero who brings good looks and a talented Latin flavor to the finals. He has not been as consistent but has gotten stronger with every performance. He is a born entertainer so he can certainly steal the win from the front-runners.
Alex and Sierra have such a unique sound with great, pure voices. They have been a crowd favorite. I personally like Jeff Gutt. He is also is unique in his style and his performances have been stellar. However, it is hard for me to call the winner with confidence. I believe it will come down to their performances at the finals.
The judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio have been entertaining but not distracting from the talent. Their role as mentors really brings more depth to this talent competition and more validity to their commentary throughout the season.
The act that did not make the finals , Restless Road, a three man country group was also a real contender. I have a feeling a record deal is in the plans for them and for the other three contestants, no matter who wins the X Factor this year.
- Demi Lovato’s ‘X Factor’ Team Is Done (rollingstone.com)
- ‘X Factor’ Recap – Jeff Gutt Gets Standing Ovation For ‘Hallelujah’ (hollywoodlife.com)
- Jeff Gutt Gets Standing Ovation for “Best Version” of ‘Hallelujah’ on X Factor (VIDEO) (gossipcop.com)
- The X Factor USA announces finalists as another act leaves the competition (digitalspy.co.uk)
- The X Factor’s Final Three Are Revealed (people.com)
- X Factor USA Backstage Interviews With Demi Lovato, Alex and Sierra, Restless Road and Kelly Rowland (justsimoncowell.wordpress.com)
- “The X Factor” Recap: Amazing Semifinals Performances! (popdust.com)
- Alex & Sierra Bring Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland to Tears on X Factor Semifinals (gossipcop.com)
- The X Factor Results: Who Advanced to the Finals? (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- The X Factor: Alex & Sierra Soar in the Semifinal Showdown (people.com)