By Daily Mail Reporter. Each act sang three times and were joined by special guests including Leona Lewis. And judge Paulina Rubio even got on stage herself to sing in an eye-popping performance.
The title was up for the taking as viewers began to cast their votes upon the show's conclusion. Up for grabs: Demi Lovato confessed that she didn't know which act was going to win. It's about launching a career,' said Simon Cowell, who predicted it would be 'close'. The finalists appeared on stage together to open the show singing We Will Rock You by Queen in front of a black-and-white backdrop as Daft Punk-esque backing dancers - who had the letter X emblazoned on their shirts - danced around them.
And now we are down to the final three,' said host Mario Lopez. Third place: Carlito Olivero finished third and gained the admiration of the judges and viewers. It's for my family. This is our one chance. I need this,' Carlito said with tears in his eyes.
He covered Impossible by Shontelle, first singing in Spanish before switching to English. Paulina and his parents were in tears as he descended from the sky. The studio audience and those watching in his home town of Chicago, Illinois went crazy as he finished. Demi praised the 'passionate' performance but said he needed to let go a little.
Showing support: Carlito's supporters jammed his former elementary school in Chicago to cheer him on. Paulina urged viewers to vote for him, adding: 'We need the support for Carlito tonight. The cameras then panned to the scenes at his former Ravenswood Elementary S chool in Chicago,. Motown love: Jeff was moved by the support from his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. A pizza maker held up a pie in the shape of an X while one of his oldest pals shouted out his support as Carlito began to cry again. Real-life lovebirds, Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton, both 22, were up next.
We're just two normal college kids,' said Sierra. They did it! She said he only agreed when he heard Simon Cowell was among the judges - and admitted he teared up when he learned Simon would be their mentor. The pair sang Ed Sheeran's Give Me Love - with Sierra singing and Alex on guitar as they showed off the chemistry that has made them fan favorites.
Fan favourites: Alex and Sierra were called America's favourite couple by the mayor of Daytona Beach. Hometown suipport: Alex and Sierra were touched by the support of their hometown of Daytona Beach, Florida. The year-old Detroit rocker said: 'These opportunities don't come around for people of my age. It's right in front of me. And I'm going to. Jeff auditioned last year but didn't make it past the boot camp stage. So he tried again for his son Talon.
He cried as he thanked Kelly, then gave her a gift - a framed photo of the two of them together, as Kelly shed tears on the picture. He showed off his tattooed arms as he sang Dream On by Aerosmith, demonstrating his powerful voice as he was raised up in the air amid a neon light show as Talon watched.
The judges said they couldn't hear him - but the audience certainly could judging by their reaction. Back in Detroit, hockey legend Dino Ciccarelli was on hand to praise Jeff as he hosted a party for him as Jeff also burst into tears. They sang a cover of Ben E. King's Stand by Me, switching between Spanish and English, dancing for the female fans screaming in the audience, before Prince praised his 'upcoming young talented Latino' singing partner. He's on fire: Carlito impressed the judges and audience with his energetic performance.
They sang her smash hit Bleeding Love as Sierra and Leona cuddled up to one another onstage. Sierra showed off her toned legs in a pair of shorts while Leona was dressed all in black for the ballad. Nice, genuine people. She outshined you a bit. Leona Lewis changed this show forever and I believe you can change this show forever as well,' Simon said. Jeff took to the stage with Goo Goo Dolls star John Rzeznik for a stripped down version of his band's hit Iris with John playing the acoustic guitar.
From the heart: Jeff and Johnny Rzeznik had the judges singing along to Iris. He rocked the stage in a Michael Jackson-like black jacket with red neon trim surrounded by sexy backing dancers. They swarmed the judges' table - with one draping her arm around Simon, who looked very happy to see them.
Finished strong: Carlito left nothing behind on the last night of performances. Sierra took to the piano as Alex played guitar on the love ballad as they gazed lovingly at one another. Proud mentor: Simon told Alex and Sierra they were exactly what America needs in a talent competition show. And he said they would have a 'victory' party when they returned, possibly speaking prematurely.
I wouldn't be here without you,' he told his girlfriend as she burst into tears again. The last performance of the night came from Jeff who sang Radiohead's Creep again. Against a backdrop of flames and flashing lights he hit a few falsetto high notes as he rocked the audience as son Talon sang along.
As he finished they chanted 'Gutt, Gutt, Gutt' as he beamed with joy. Second time around: Jeff thrilled the audience again with his rendition of Creep by Radiohead. And Kelly said: 'I just want you to take this win home for that little beautiful boy right there, who believes in you, whose life you can change. Jeff then appeared to be given the key to the city of Detroit as one over-zealous female fan was pulled out of the camera's eye. The night also saw an eye-popping performance from judge Paulina. The Mexican singer performed her dance hit Boys Will Be Boys - bursting on stage in a hat with a metal mesh covering her face, a cape and showing off her curves in a leather corset and knee-length black boots.
And the other judges looked lost for words as she writhed around on top of her male dancers, who had her name penned on their bare chests. The show also featured a segment sponsored by cosmetics brand CoverGirl in which the hopefuls told how they had transformed over the course of the series. The winner will be revealed on Thursday night in a two-hour live finale with special guests including One Direction and Kesha. Latest Headlines U. Only one can win! Share this article Share. Most watched News videos Dont dump on my parade! More top stories.
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