It’s down to the wire for this season’s The X Factor as teen sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar, country crooner Tate Stevens and girl group Fifth Harmony are set to square off in the finals this week doing duets.
Sonenclar, 13, is partnered with LeAnn Rimes; Stevens, 37, will shared the stage with the group Little Big Town; and Fifth Harmony will pair up with judge Demi Lovato as anticipation builds for a winner.
“This one here on my left [Carly Rose], I still don’t believe she’s human. The girls are a viable pop group now that could work in the same way as One Direction, and with Tate … why he didn’t get a record deal 20 years ago is ridiculous,” Cowell said of the final three. “They’re super, super talented and that’s what it’s all about. One of the best finals I’ve ever been involved in.”
“The whole experience has just opened me up to so many different things and just how many gifted people there are out there,” Spears said.
Lovato says she likes the finalists so much, “I would collaborate literally with any of the contestants on this panel right now.”
• Reporting by PATRICK GOMEZ