The X Factor USA (Season 3)
Series 3
Broadcast from 11 September - 19 December 2013
Judges Simon Cowell
Demi Lovato
Kelly Rowland
Paulina Rubio
Presenters Mario Lopez
Network FOX
Number of finalists 16
Winner Alex & Sierra
Runner-up Jeff Gutt
Previous Season 2
Season 3 of The X Factor USA ran from 11 September 2013 to 19 December 2013 on FOX.

It was won by indie folk-pop duo Alex & Sierra who were mentored by Simon Cowell in the Groups category.




Contestant Category Finish Elimination
70px Danie Geimer
15, Northridge, California
Girls 14-16th
week one
By mentor
70px James Kenney
35, Portland, Oregon
Over 25s 14-16th
week one
By mentor
70px RoXxy Montana
20-22, Wayne, Michigan
Groups 14-16th
week one
By mentor
70px Carlos Guevara
16, Lexington, South Carolina
Boys 13th
week three (Wednesday)
Fewest public votes
70px Sweet Suspense
14-17, various places
Groups 12th
week three (Thursday)
Fewest public votes
70px Rachel Potter
29, New Orleans, Louisiana
Over 25s 11th
week three (Thursday)
Majority vote
70px Khaya Cohen
16, New York City, New York
Girls 10th
week four
Fewest public votes
70px Tim Olstad
24, Winona, Minnesota
Boys 9th
week four
Majority vote
70px Lillie McCloud
54, Orlando, California
Over 25s 8th
week five
Fewest public votes
70px Josh Levi
15, Houston, Texas
Boys 7th
week five
70px Ellona Santiago
17, San Lorenzo, California
Girls 6th
week six
Fewest public votes
70px Rion Paige
13, Jacksonville, Florida
Girls 5th
week six
Majority vote
70px Restless Road
18-19, various places
Groups 4th
week seven
Fewest public votes
70px Carlito Olivero
24, Chicago, Illinois
Boys 3rd
week eight
Fewest public votes
70px Jeff Gutt
37, Detroit, Michigan
Over 25s Runner-up
week eight
Fewest public votes
70px Alex & Sierra
both 22, Orlando, Florida
Groups Winners
week eight
Most public votes

Selection process


See: List of The X Factor USA auditionees (season 3)

Four Chair Challenge

See: Four Chair Challenge (USA season 3)

Summary of four chair challenge
Judge Category Chairs
1 2 3 4
Rowland Over 25s James Kenney Lillie McCloud Jeff Gutt Rachel Potter
Lovato Girls Danie Geimer Khaya Cohen Ellona Santiago Rion Paige
Rubio Boys Tim Olstad* Carlos Guevara Josh Levi Carlito Olivero
Cowell Groups Alex & Sierra Sweet Suspense RoXxy Montana Restless Road

Live Shows

Results Summery

Weekly results per contestant
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Eliminated 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px 50px
Alex & Sierra Saved N/A 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st Winner
(week 8)
Jeff Gutt Saved N/A 5th 4th 4th 2nd 2nd Runner-up
(week 8)
Carlito Olivero Saved N/A 8th 8th 5th 4th 3rd 3rd
(week 8)
Restless Road Saved N/A 3rd 7th 3rd 3rd 4th Eliminated
(week 7)
Rion Paige Saved N/A 6th 1st 6th 5th Eliminated
(week 6)
Ellona Santiago Saved N/A 2nd 6th 2nd 6th Eliminated
(week 6)
Josh Levi Eliminated N/A 4th 3rd 7th Eliminated
(week 5)
Lillie McCloud Saved N/A 7th 5th 8th Eliminated
(week 5)
Tim Olstad Saved N/A 9th 9th Eliminated
(week 4)
Khaya Cohen Saved N/A 11th 10th Eliminated
(week 4)
Rachel Potter Saved N/A 10th Eliminated
(week 3)
Sweet Suspense Saved N/A 12th Eliminated
(week 3)
Carlos Guevara Saved N/A 13th Eliminated
(week 3)
RoXxy Montana Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
James Kenney Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
Danie Geimer Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)