Obviously, I don’t blog about every show I watch. The singing competitions I normally just tweet about here and there. But I have become very invested in The X Factor this season. I love the judges, and the new quick and dirty way the show got rid of all the non-contenders. I love all the judges, especially the Latina Paula Abdul, Paulino Rubio who calls all of her contenders Carlito Olivera. You have to admit, Carlito Olivera may be the greatest name for anyone ever.
This season has done a really good job of getting me invested in the show. They run lots of back stories on the final contestants. You know how when the Olympics are on they show some sort of heart-wrenching story about the athletes before they compete so that you have a reason to root for a Jamaican bobsled team? It’s like that.
The problem is that all three of my favorites are in the top three. First, there is Carlito Olivera. The cute hot guy with the Latin flair. He’s an underdog that just keeps fighting. He has clawed his way into the finale. I love all of the top three and if he wins, I will be thrilled for him. But I think he has probably gone as far as he can go with this group.
Then there is Jeff Gutt. He’s another comeback story after being eliminated early on last season. He’s also got a backstory and a cute little son. He’s fantastic and he is a contender and if he wins, I will be thrilled for him and the positive changes the win will bring to his life. But he is up against some stiff competition.
And that competition is Alex and Sierra. I have loved them from the beginning but never really expected them to get to the end. They are a college couple who are dating. He is the singer with the dream, she was the girlfriend along for the ride. Until she got really comfortable with the attention on her and came out of her shell and blew past him a bit. She went from being the reason they didn’t get great comments from the judges consistently, to the reason they are probably going to win. Sierra’s growth has been phenomenal. I didn’t have enough faith in America that they would fall in love with this couple like I have. But they have. And for that reason, I expect these two to win. I hope they do. I would love them to be the next Sonny & Cher. We have not had a couple like that in decades. They are madly in love and madly talented.
So have you guys been watching? Who do you want to win?