The 3rd season of the X Factor (US version) had its Top 3 finals performance episode on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. The 3 finalists were Alex & Sierra, Jeff Gutt, and Carlito Olivero. The finale results show is on Thursday, December 19, 2013. The season winner will be crowned on that episode.
This article is for a performance from the December 18 finals performance show.
Contestant: Jeff Gutt
Song Choice: Radiohead’s “Creep”
Mentor: Kelly Rowland
This was the last performance of the night, with Jeff closing the show. It was the Song of the Series round, which is a reprisal song. Jeff sang this during his first audition.
You can click here later to watch the YouTube video for Jeff Gutt’s Top 3 performance of “Creep” when it has been added by the show on their official channel.
Select Judge Comments On This Finals (Top 3) Performance:
Demi said America should vote for Jeff. But she said that about Carlito, as well. Simon thought he did a good job, and Paulina was cheering for him. Kelly talked about what a pleasure it was to mentor Gutt.
Here were my power rankings at the beginning of the top 12, which did not include Josh Levi because he was a surprise wildcard.
1. Restless Road – Team Simon Cowell – eliminated in 4th place
2. Lillie McCloud – Team Kelly Rowland – eliminated in 8th place
3. Alex And Sierra – Team Simon Cowell – has made the top 3
4. Rion Paige – Team Demi Lovato – eliminated in 5th place
5. Jeff Gutt – Team Kelly Rowland – has made the top 3
6. Ellona Santiago – Team Demi Lovato – eliminated in 6th place
7. Rachel Potter – Team Kelly Rowland – eliminated in 11th place by judges after sing-off against Khaya Cohen
8. Tim Olstad – Team Paulina Rubio – eliminated in 9th place by judges after sing-off against Carlito Olivero
9. Carlos Guevara – Team Paulina Rubio – eliminated in 13th place
10. Carlito Olivero – Team Paulina Rubio – won sing-off in Top 10 against Tim – won sing-off in Top 6 against Rion – now in the top 4 – now in the top 3
11. Khaya Cohen – Team Demi Lovato – won sing-off against Rachel Potter, then eliminated the next week in 10th place
12. Sweet Suspense – Team Simon Cowell – eliminated in 12th place
Note: With 3 left, I would say that Alex & Sierra and Jeff Gutt are battling it out for the win, with Carlito having just about no chance. But it would be almost fitting to see Carlito win. And if you don’t know what that means, you probably think Sweet Suspense got robbed. LOL.