Rion Page proves that dynamite truly does come in small packages, but the inspirational and diminutive powerhouse of a singer was sent packing last week during the X Factor USA Top Final 4 competition. That leaves Demi Lovato with no contestant in the Top Final 3 sing-off Wednesday, December 18. Also gone is the popular country singing trio Simon Cowell was working with, Restless Road, but both Page and the talented country singers appear to have a prosperous and successful future ahead of them. Let’s take a look at the Top Final 3 contestants.
Alex & Sierra – Simon Cowell Group Act
Real-life lovers off the stage, Alex and Sierra have definitely got to be considered as Vegas odds on favorites to take home the title of X Factor Season 3 Champion. The darling duo has been a fan favorite from the beginning, showing support since day one and improving every week. The couples’ performance of Britney Spears’ Toxic was impressive, drawing praise from all the judges. According to the judges’ predictions way back during auditions, Cowell stated that America “will fall in love” with Alex and Sierra, and that has to proven to be an understatement to say the least. The duo has been dating for years, with the 22-year-olds hailing from Florida. Their chemistry both on and off the stage is very transparent, and it is going to be tough to beat this talented team.
Carlito Olivero – Paulina Rubio Boys Act
The 24-year-old Olivero had to perform twice to advance from the X Factor USA Top Final 4 to this year’s final showdown, and has to be considered the Vegas odds on underdog, as talented as he evidently is. Carlito seems to have as many lives as a cat and then some. He is this year’s contestant who has appeared the most times on the chopping block, and has wriggled his way out of elimination on every occasion. One of the bottom two performers more than a couple of times before outlasting the scrappy Rion Page last week, the driven Chicago resident spoke at the beginning of the year about spending the night in his car while trying to make ends meet. Obviously focused on achieving his dream, he was told way back in Top 10 Final week that he was simply a good dancer who could sing a little. We will find out Thursday night if this artist’s dedication and persistence pay off.
Jeff Gutt – Kelly Rowland Over 25 Act
A member of the Kelly Rowland stable, Jeff Gutt is a 37-year-old vocalist, musician, songwriter and performer that arrives in the X Factor season three competition from St. Clair Country, Michigan. Gutt is as persistent as they come, and this is not the first time the father of one has tried to break through on the entertainment scene. He auditioned before for an earlier season of X Factor USA but failed to make the cut. Constant sleeping problems during this year’s X Factor competition almost cost him a chance at this final performance, and after Alex & Sierra, Gutt has to be considered the next favorite to win this year’s X Factor USA reality music competition.
After the Wednesday, December 18 three way showdown, the X Factor USA will reveal this year’s champion during a two hour grand finale music celebration on Thursday, December 19. Included will be special performances by Leona Lewis with “One More Sleep,” One Direction singing “Midnight Memories,” Leah Michelle performing “Cannonball,” and an unannounced surprise by Mary J. Blige. The X Factor USA will air on Fox, and as soon as the winner is announced on Thursday, December 19, we will post to our blog with a late-breaking update. The Top 3 finalists this year are competing for $1 million and a rich recording contract, though all three of these finalists have proven they have that something special which is the X Factor.