Top Three Finalists Announced on 'The X Factor'

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December 12th, 2013


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Finalists Perform on Wednesday, December 18 

Winner Announced on Two-Hour Grand Finale on Thursday, December 19, Featuring Special Performances by One Direction, Mary J. Blige and Leona Lewis


The Top Three acts moving on to next week’s grand finale on THE X FACTOR are: Paulina Rubio’s Boys – Carlito Olivero; Kelly Rowland’s Over 25s – Jeff Gutt; and Simon Cowell’s Groups – Alex & Sierra. After receiving the lowest votes following last night’s performance show, Restless Road was eliminated from the competition. Enrique Iglesias also performed on the show.


In a special two-night grand finale event, the Top Three acts take the stage for their final performance LIVE Wednesday, Dec. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).


Then, tune in to the special two-hour LIVE results show the following night, Thursday, Dec. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), as host Mario Lopez announces which act will be crowned the winner of THE X FACTOR and receive a recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. The star-studded two-hour event will feature performances from One Direction, Mary J. Blige and Leona Lewis.


Download all performances from THE X FACTOR:



Alex & Sierra                                  Mentored by: Simon Cowell

Sierra Deaton             Age: 22         Hometown: Orlando, FL

Alex Kinsey                Age: 22          Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL

Alex & Sierra’s Performances


Keep up with Alex & Sierra at:

Twitter: @AlexandSierra3



Jeff Gutt                    Age: 37        Mentored by: Kelly Rowland

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Jeff’s Performances


Keep up with Jeff at:

Twitter: @jeffreyadamgutt



Carlito Olivero          Age: 24        Mentored by: Paulina Rubio

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

Carlito’s Performances


Keep up with Carlito at:

Twitter: @carlitosway89



Sponsored by Honda across all digital platforms, online voting for THE X FACTOR begins immediately after the performance show. Viewers will be able to SuperVote – cast multiple votes at one time – via, The X Factor USA app (data and message rates may apply), the Shazam App and Facebook at


To SuperVote, fans can allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of 50 votes (across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactive experience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes – all at once. [Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.]


In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote during the voting window via toll-free calling, as well as text messaging (standard text-messaging rates may apply). Please continue to visit for voting information.


THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Executive producers are Andrew Llinares, Rob Wade, Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Nigel Hall.


“Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion using #xfactor. Download The X Factor USA app at

  • dan

    i hope carlito wins
    i wanted restlessroad to win
    i cant stand alex n sirra, they sooooooooooooo boring
    jeff gutt looks like a 45 yo washed up rocker

  • Colin

    Of couse Alex and Sierra will win. Well deserved, i love them!

  • Lisa

    Restless Road was a terrible group. Carlito is mediocre and should finish a distant third, Jeff is good with the right songs and deserves second, and then Alex & Sierra should finish first easily. They’re excellent, so at least two new big talents will emerge from this season.

  • Kayla

    rooting for carlito!

  • KC

    Carlito is the WORST of the 3
    I’m routing for Jeff, there is something about Alex & Sierra that is just creepy


    None of Carlito’s songs have ever charted while Restless Road sold the most next to Alex and Sierra yet they are out? What a load of..

    This show is so fake and scripted. Disgusting.


    Jeff should win. Alex and Sierra are really really overrated. Why even have a final when we already know A&S are going to win.

  • Bradley

    Alex and Sierra are the only ones that I see being successful outside of the show.

  • Amanda

    Demi hated Restless Road and made it obvious, Simon is blunt and seemingly sometimes rude but is honest, I felt that Restless Road would go home because the “ladies”, especially Demi have never cared for them, Carlito was really good last week but I’m tired of hearing his sob story..He has not been consistent.I think Jeff & Alex & Sierra wlll go neck & neck, Jeff really has determination, Alex & Sierra aren’t boring, they’re in love and they are true soul mates, it seems boring because you don’t see it enoung and it sems out of place..Wonder how some of these people who are so down on their luck find the means to be able to travel and participate in these shows, just saying..

  • Rosemary

    Carlito is the only one that deserve this. His different and its been a while since theres been any spanish singers,like mark anthony …etc.

  • KC

    @Rosemary – Really? Carlito deserves to go home, not win….

  • Margie

    I can’t believe that the judges don’t give Alex the praise that he deserves. He was amazing tonight and Demi was the only one that commented on it. I love Carlito too..

  • Chase

    Carlito is awful! alex and Sierra deserve to win, they are very talented!

  • Tomcatt630

    X Factor is still on the air?


  • Dave Egg

    I hope everybody across America will watch The X factor next week.
    Because Fox needs to renew it for a fourth season next year.
    They need to have a contract to keep The X Factor going until 2020,
    or 2021, or 2022, or 2023, or 2024, or 2025, or 2026, or 2027, or 2028.
    With Simon Cowell leaving, they need to find a new judge to take his place.
    Why don’t they get the final 16 to sing a song about what happened in Philippines, Paul Walker, and Nelson Mandela for Charity?
    So, that the ratings would get higher.
    Like One Moment in Time, or We Are the World, or What About Now, or Heal the World, or I’ll Be Missing You.

  • Ana

    I’m so happy Carlito made it through. I figured it would be either be Restless Road or Carlito. Carlito is a good entertainer and sounds really good when he sings in spanish. I think the final 3 are all good. We shall see what happens!

  • Tammy

    Carlito should have went home! He is not that good. Restless road is now I hope Jeff Gutt wins.the real winner got sent home last week Rion Page should have been in the top three. I’m also tired of hearing his sob story too.he not the only one that has struggled in his life.

  • LOL

    I cannot stand ugly carlito with big lips sucking on that microphone. People should vote for a real singer and not for some phony sob story. Come on People

  • Tony

    I still don’t understand why they have never mentioned on the show that Carlito was a member of Menudo. At least if they ever did, I missed it…

  • LOL

    is that a cow stomach????

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