VIDEO: Lea Michele Performs 'Cannonball' on X FACTOR Finale
The third season of The X Factor came to an exciting conclusion last night as Alex & Sierra, one of Simon Cowell's Groups, was crowned the winner during a special live two-hour season finale on FOX. Host Mario Lopez revealed that following last night's performance show, Alex & Sierra had the highest number of votes over runner-up Jeff Gutt, one of Kelly Rowland's Over 25s, and second runner-up Carlito Olivero, one of Paulina Rubio's Boys.
The star-studded two-night event also featured performances from The X Factor judge and Latin pop sensation Paulina Rubio; the world's biggest boy band that rose to fame on the U.K. version of "The X Factor," One Direction; world-renowned rapper Pitbull; and hip-hop singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige. Last night the Top Three finalists performed alongside special guests, including Leona Lewis with Alex & Sierra, Johnny Rzeznik with Jeff Gutt and Prince Royce with Carlito Olivero.