‘X Factor’ contestants face off for the last time ahead of finale

‘X Factor’ contestants face off for the last time ahead of finale
Finalists Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens and Fifth Harmony on THE X FACTOR Dec. 19. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX
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Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens and Fifth Harmony faced off for the last time Wednesday night and tonight one of them will be crowned the $5 million winner.

Each of the acts performed three songs – a favourite they had already sang in the competition, a surprise duet, and a final song of their choosing to garner votes.

Here’s the rundown from “The X Factor’s” final performance night:

Carly Rose Sonenclar

Performances:

“Feeling Good” by Nina Simone
“How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes (featuring special guest, LeAnn Rimes)
“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

What people had to say:

“I love this girl so much. She’s such an amazing talent.” - LeAnn Rimes
“You have to top everything you’ve done. And you did!” - L.A. Reid
“I’m very impressed. You’re going to inspire so many young girls to follow their dreams.” - Simon Cowell
“You not only looked like an angel, but you sang like a ridiculously talented angel.” - Demi Lovato
“That song alone is worth $5 million, so you should get out your checkbook Simon.” - Britney Spears

Tate Stevens

Performances:

“Anything Goes” by Randy Houser
“Pontoon” by Little Big Town (featuring special guest, Little Big Town)
“Tomorrow” by Chris Young

What people had to say:

“You’ve had a really, really, really good night.” - Simon Cowell
“When you do right-down-the-middle country, you are right on.” - Britney Spears
“Thank you @tatestevensctry for doing a little motorboatin' with us on the @TheXFactorUSA Good luck!” - Little Big Town (via Twitter)
“Again, I’m proud of you. You’ve consistently come out and delivered.” - L.A. Reid
“I still love you. I’m obsessed with you. You turned that performance into a stadium performance!” - Demi Lovato

Fifth Harmony

Performances:

“Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding
“Give Your Heart a Break” by Demi Lovato (featuring special guest, mentor Demi Lovato)
“Let It Be” by The Beatles

What people had to say:

“It’s magical! I don’t even know what to say. You were the underdogs. Now you’re the ones to beat.” - L.A. Reid
“It just hit me, how much you’ve evolved and grown. I’m really proud of you.” - Demi Lovato
“You’re not a group. You’re five great singers and it’s really important to remember that.” - Simon Cowell
“Spectacular, girlie and fun.” - Britney Spears

Will it be Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens or Fifth Harmony? Find out which of these acts will be crowned the $5 million winner tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

 

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