THE X-FACTOR USA S2 - (THE FINALE - EPISODE 27)

The time has come!  Last night the Top 3 perform for America’s vote to win a $5 million recording contract! 

Former contestants have returned in order to help take a moment in remembrance for the lives lost on that ill fated day in Connecticut. If it wasn’t already touching enough and pulling at the heart strings, the names of each of the victims are displayed on screens behind all of the artists. It’s a very well put together tribute to open the show.

Each act will sing three songs. You knew they have to drag this out as much as possible, right? 

ROUND 1: SONG OF THE SEASON (A song previously performed this season.)

CARLY ROSE SONENCLAR - FEELIN’ GOOD

It’s great to see Carly Rose commanding the stage and showing such confidence as she is right now. Sure, her voice is as good as ever, but after being reminded of her first appearance on the X Factor stage, singing this same song, it’s apparent just how much she’s grown

"I think it’s so cool to see somebody so young be able to command the stage," says Demi. Simon goes even further to say, "you sang it better tonight than the first time." Britney takes it even further than that, announcing, "we’re gonna win this!"  

TATE STEVANS - ANYTHING GOES

This has to have been the best song Tate could have sang at that first audition. Simon gives LA accolades, saying that it was a very unlikely pairing between he and Tate, but it’s worked in both their favors. “hen you do right-down-the-middle-country, you are right on!” says Britney

FIFTH HARMONY - ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN

In case you missed out or forgot how these girls made it into the finals, Simon decided to remind America. This fanciful, Alice in Wonderland-esque performance solidified these girls as a worthy pop girl group that could take this recording contract and run. The second time around is even better than the first! 

"It’s magical!" says LA. "You were the underdog, but now you are the ones to beat," he says. Demi may not have her own act to promote, so she’s jumped on the Fifth Harmony bandwagon, encouraging America to vote!

ROUND 2: WITH SURPRISES!

CARLY ROSE SONENCLAR WITH LEANN RIMES - HOW DO I LIVE

"I want to wrap her up and just hold her," LeAnn says over-excitedly as she squeezes Carly Rose super tightly. Mario gives a clever response, "Well, you’re doing it!" Carly Rose says she felt comfortable on stage with LeAnn. I would beg to differ. Britney said it’s shockingly amazing!

TATE STEVANS WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN - PONTOON

Tate welcomes Little Big Town out on stage to join him and  sure he’s having fun with these ladies. He really is a lot of fun to watch perform!

LA’s new love of his life is country music? I highly doubt that, but it’s good to see him support his artist so enthusiastically.

FIFTH HARMONY WITH DEMI LOVATO - GIVE YOUR HEART A BREAK

The X Factor’s own Demi Lovato joins Fifth Harmony on stage. She sort of looks like one of the group members, actually. The way they all blend has to something to make note of. It’s another performance that makes the girls look like an established girl group. Tomorrow’s result show is really going to be a tough one.

"You sounded like Sixth Harmony," says Mario. Simon may be pained to say it, but he calls the performance "pop perfection." 

ROUND 3: LAST IMPRESSIONS!

CARLY ROSE SONENCLAR - HALLELUJAH 

Gorgeous song. Gorgeous look. Gorgeous vocals. Rightfully so, this may be THE best Carly Rose’s vocals have sounded all season. She needed to go out with a bang and she has done just that. Nothing wrong with the performance, honestly.

Simon sums it up very nicely. “You’ve had a good night,” he says. “I feel like that song alone is worth $5 million so get our your check book, Simon,” Britney tells the boss

TATE STEVANS - TOMORROW

What more can I say? Tate Stevens could walk off of this stage, take home a Country Music Award, then perhaps a Grammy, then maybe hold his own HBO special and who knows after that. The sky is the limit with this guy.

All of the judges are behind Tate, as usual. Simon believes that this time next year we’ll be hearing about his record sales. I would have to agree.

FIFTH HARMONY - LET IT BE

Fifth Harmony takes us to church again this time John Lennon style. I know it doesn’t make much sense, but they have mixed the legendary singer/songwriter with a gospel choir.

The Beatles are great,” LA says, “but you did that song a lot of justice.” Britney says they’ve come a long way. Demi’s pleased with how they’ve evolved.

That’s it! The rest is up to us. Each of the three The X Factor season two finalists have performed three times. I would surely hope this is more than enough ground to vote a new winner. Any of these finalists have proven to be worthy of the title, yet there can only be one to take home that $5 million recording contract. Who will it be?

Tune in tomorrow to B Channel at 9pm for The X Factor season two finale results. Will it be Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar or Tate Stevens. After two memorable performances by Pitbull and One Direction, all will finally be revealed!