After months of auditions, performances, and critiques; it has all come down to three acts and one last night of performances on “The X Factor”.
This week the acts must perform three songs – a season song (one they have performed before), a duet with an all star guest, and a new song. But before the competition began, the contestants – finalists and eliminated acts – performed a tribute to the victims in Newton with a performance of “You Are Not Alone”.
For her season song Carly Rose Sonenclar chose “Feeling Good” in a performance the judges said was better than the first time around.
For her second performance Carly Rose paired up with Leann Rimes for “How Do I Live Without You”. Leann called Carly an amazing talent.
For round three Carly sang “Hellelujah” in a performance that while the judges called angelic there was some question as to whether or not it was a $5 million performance – Britney said yes but LA wasn’t sure.
For his season song Tate Stevens sang “Anything Goes” in a performance the judges called authentic, brilliant, and stadium worthy.
In round two, Tate joined Little Big Town for a performance of Pontoon”. Kim of Little Big Town said that Tate made Country music proud. LA said Tate looked like a natural and right at home.
In round three Tate sang “Love You Like There’s No Tomorrow” in a performance the judges called very talented and Simon noted that Tate had a really good night.
For their season song the girls of Fifth Harmony sang “Anything Can Happen” in a performance the judges called magical and definitely the best song choice.
In round two the girls teamed up with “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato for a performance of “Give Your Heart a Break”. Demi said that it was so much fun performing with the girls; adding that they were easy to work with and down to earth. Host Mario Lopez said they sounded like Sixth Harmony.
In the final performance of the night the girls sang one of Simon’s favourite songs – “Let it Be”. LA thought the girls did the song justice and saying they were five great singers, Simon said that the girls deserve to win.
On the grand finale Pitbull and One Direction perform and the winner of the $5 million dollar contract will be revealed.