Alex & Sierra, Jeff Gutt and Carlito Olivero compete in the finals for 'The X Factor' titleby jmaloni
Finalists perform Wednesday, Dec. 18; winner announced on two-hour grand finale Thursday, Dec. 19, featuring performances by One Direction, Mary J. Blige and Leona Lewis
The top three acts moving on to next week's grand finale on "The X Factor" are: Paulina Rubio's Boys - Carlito Olivero; Kelly Rowland's Over 25s - Jeff Gutt; and Simon Cowell's Groups - Alex & Sierra. After receiving the lowest votes following last night's performance show, Restless Road was eliminated from the competition. Enrique Iglesias also performed on the show.
In a special two-night grand finale event, the top three acts take the stage for their final performance live Wednesday, Dec. 18 (8 p.m.).
Then, tune in to the special two-hour live results show the following night, Thursday, Dec. 19 (8 p.m.), as host Mario Lopez announces which act will be crowned the winner of "The X Factor" and receive a recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. The star-studded two-hour event will feature performances from One Direction, Mary J. Blige and Leona Lewis.
Download all performances from "The X Factor" at www.itunes.com/TheXFactorUSA.
Online voting for "The X Factor" begins immediately after the performance show. Viewers will be able to "SuperVote" - cast multiple votes at one time - via www.TheXFactorUSA.com, "The X Factor USA" app (data and message rates may apply), the Shazam app and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.
To "SuperVote," fans can allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of 50 votes (across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactive experience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes - all at once. (Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.)
In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote during the voting window via toll-free calling, as well as text messaging (standard text-messaging rates may apply). Visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com for voting information.
Fans can "Like" "The X Factor" on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion using #xfactor.