The top four contestants on the ‘X Factor’ each performed two songs — and which tune made Kelly break down in tears? Keep reading for all the details!
The X Factor‘s final four contestants each sang a song chosen by viewers and a song chosen by judges on the Dec. 11 episode, truly getting a chance to show off their vocals — and even sang duets against each other! Read on for HollywoodLife.com‘s take on the evening, including our favorite acts!
‘The X Factor’: Top Four Perform Two Songs Each
Carlito Olivero started the night off smoothly with a suave rendition of “Boyfriend,” and even brought a girl onstage! His second song, “I Need To Know” fell flat for the judges, and me. He could have made his performance way more spicy!
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Restless Road sang an awkward rendition of “That’s My Kinda Night,” which Demi Lovato wasn’t too keen on. For their second song, they sang “Wanted,” and totally redeemed themselves. Simon Cowell said he wants them in the finals!
Alex & Sierra absolutely killed it with “Little Talks,” giving one of their best performances yet, and all of the judges agree! Next, they sang “Gravity,” and they knocked it out of the park so far that Kelly Rowland stood up and started crying for their captivating performance! Paulina Rubio also said she loves their humble nature.
Jeff Gutt really pulled out all the stops with his powerful and emotional rendition of “Hallelujah,” which got him a standing ovation from all the judges! For his last song, “Demons,” he got another standing ovation since he was so on point tonight! I’m thinking that we’ll definitely see Jeff and Alex & Sierra in the finals.
Carlito and Alex & Sierra also battled in a duet of “Falling Slowly,” which I think was kinda perfect for the two lovebirds, and while Carlito sounded great, it was almost like he was the third wheel on an adorable date.
Restless Road and Jeff Gutt’s duet song was “Every Breath You Take,” and I think Jeff won that round!
HollywoodLifers, which act(s) did you love most tonight — and which do you think deserves to be the next voted off? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the season’s current standings.
— Ivy Jacobson