'X Factor' crowns new winner
December 20th, 2013
03:33 PM ET

'X Factor' crowns new winner

Lose one, gain two.

While "The X Factor" is losing judge Demi Lovato, it gained season three victors Thursday night when the show crowned its champions.

Duo Alex & Sierra were named the winners and could barely hold it together. The real-life couple told People magazine it was an extremely emotional experience for them.

"I was like, 'Man, this is going to be okay.' But then the song started and all those blue lights in the audience, and I don't know. It just really got me," Alex Kinsey said to People after the show. "It was really, really overwhelming. Then when everyone ran out, I lost it."

His girlfriend and musical partner told MTV she believes the experience has drawn them even closer.

"I think it's just made us stronger," Sierra Deaton said. "We already knew we were strong, but going through an experience like this and staying the same way that we were, I think it just confirmed the things that we already thought."

Do you think the best act won?

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Victor

    To this day I have yet to see an X-Factor U.S. winner achieve the kind of success that Idol winners have gotten.

    Just goes to show, Simon should have stuck with Idol. X-Factor seems to only be getting Idol's leftovers.

    January 2, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff

    The departure of Demi from the show is a welcomed event. She is full of herself despite a mediocre career, never achieving the status of a major player. As for Alex and Sierra, they should have never been included in the final 12. Simon's other group, Sweet Suspense, would have had a much greater chance of lasting success in the music business. I can't imagine how Alex and Sierra won the contest. I suppose the major voting demographic (girls age 10-17) thought they were cute. The other possibility is that the show is fixed to catter to Simon's pleasure. Next year we will find Alex and Sierra are opening for Chris Allen, another "winner" who should not have won.

    January 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dave

    These two are refreshing compared to everything that's been coming out. Jeff was okay, but the market already has more than enough Jeffs. He wouldn't have brought anything new to the world of music other than his face.
    To say Alex & Sierra are no Sonny & Cher is a mistake. Cher herself said the two reminded her of them.
    And to top it off. After the show was finished and Alex & Sierra were declared the winners it was stated these two won the total amount of votes every week. So of course the right act won.

    January 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CNN Monitor

    clean it up people

    December 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Too bored to comment...


    December 31, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tom

    Demi leaving? How tragic.

    December 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JPboi

    Jeff Gutt was who I had expected to win, he definitely has tge vocals for it. I suspect he'll still get his money from future record sales and concerts. I look forward to hearing what songs Alex and Sierra come out with.

    December 24, 2013 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Marco

    Jeff should of won,I can see myself buying his music

    December 23, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    None of them should have been in finals. RR should have won

    December 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kathy

    Jeff Guff should have won! very good singer. his music, i would buy, not the other ones,

    December 21, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Denise

    The best was already voted off. Why does it seem that one of Simons crew always wins? I knew they were going to win because their hometown shouted out ""We cannot wait till you get home to celebrate your victory" as my TV screen went fuzzy then! They are a cute couple but will never be a Sonny and Cher!!! Wow! ! I just dated myself!! LOL

    December 21, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. ambsteve

    Jeff should have won. Do you honestly think people are going to buy an album by Alex and Sierra? Guarantee people won't remember their names next week.

    December 20, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Carl

    Throughout the entire season of X Fact Alex and Sierra performed the best of everyone, never once falling short. Jeff Gutt had his chance years ago, his time has passed. And Jeff Gutt constantly telling everyone he needs to win because he has a five year old son and is a single father was tiresome and had nothing to do with his lack of talent.

    December 20, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jayne

      They did fall short especially her. Not to mention her constant blubbering about things.

      December 24, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. Debbie

    Jeff should have won he was awesome.

    December 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. elizabeth

    No. Her voice is always shaky. BLA BLA BLA two college kids, win in a few months of being together...huh?

    December 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |

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