‘The X Factor’ Season 3 Finale Recap – Find Out Who Won! (@TheXFactorUSA #XFactor)

RAY_7053Congrats are in order for Alex & Sierra–they are season 3’s winner ofThe X Factor!

To kick off the season finale, the Top 13–Alex & Sierra, Carlito Olivero, Jeff Gutt, Restless Road, Josh Levi, Khaya Cohen, Rion Paige, Ellona Santiago, Sweet Suspense, Tim Olstad, Carlos Guevera, Rachel Potter and Lillie McCloudreunited on theX Factorstage to perform “One Love.”

Following the Top 13’s performance, Carlito Olivero performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Mary J. Blige and David Fosterthen took the stageto sing their own rendition of the Christmas classic “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

After the commercial break,Jeff Gutt and Alex & Sierraperformed their Christmas songs–“O Holy Night” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” respectively.Lea Michelethen performed her new single “Cannonball” off her debut album that will be out in March.

About one hour into the show, Mario Lopezannounced that Carlito Olivero has been eliminated from the competition and came in third place. AfterCarlitotook the 3rd place spot,2006’s X Factor UKwinnerLeona Lewisperformed her new Christmas single “” for America.

After another commercial break, recording artistPitbullperformed his hit “Timber” (without Ke$Ha) on theX Factorstage. Then,Alex & Sierra and Jeff Gutt sang together for the last time with “”. FollowingAlex & SierraandJeff Gutt,One Directionreturned to theX Factorstage for the second time this season to perform”Midnight Memories.”

To end the night, host Mario Lopezannounced thatAlex & Sierra have won season three ofThe X Factor.

Stills and videos from tonight’s season three finale below. Are YOU happy with this year’s results?

The X Factor Top 13 – “One Love”

Carlito Olivero – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Mary J. Blige & David Foster – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Jeff Gutt – “O Holy Night”

Alex & Sierra – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Lea Michele – “Cannonball”

Leona Lewis – “One More Sleep”

Pitbull – “Timber”

Alex & Sierra & Jeff Gutt “”

One Direction – “Midnight Memories”

X Factor Season 3 Winner Announced / Final Performance

Photos: Michael Becker/FOX

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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