It was a close one this season on X Factor, with Jeff Gutt, Alex & Sierra and Carlito Olivero as finalists. Well, maybe not so much Olivero as his fan base consisted of 12 year old girls screaming for his "caliente" dance moves. Gutt, however, had a rough-around-the-edges-but-sexy-rocker voice, a brother in the retired services and an adorable bouncing boy in the audience the camera would strategically pan to. Yet, he was no match for the inseparable duo that was Alex & Sierra, a couple from Central Florida.
Yes, Florida. Florida is in the news for something positive and not for its questionable judicial system, weird criminals (the pooping roof masturbator, anyone?) or its too-warm-for-Christmas weather. What's even cooler is that Alex Kinsey, the Y chromosome of the couple, attended FAU for a bit and even recorded a track on Hoot Wisdom Recordings' album CompOWLation Vol.II called "I Like It."
Adam Kampf, drummer of local indie rock band the Pathetique and student at FAU is (obviously) happy about the win. "It's interesting because they are the most genuine people, and to see them win is not surprising at all. Not only do they deserve it because they are incredible singers, but they are incredibly selfless towards everyone they meet. I'm very proud and happy to call them my friends, X Factor or not."More »