14 Dec 2012
The top three finalists who will move on to the grand finale of Fox TV's "The X Factor" were announced Dec. 13.
The finalists include Broadway singer-actress Carly Rose Sonenclar (mentored by Britney Spears), Fifth Harmony (mentored by Simon Cowell) and Tate Stevens (mentored by L.A. Reid).
In a special two-night grand finale event, the finalists take the stage for their final performance live Dec. 19 beginning at 8 PM ET.
The two-hour live results show will air Dec. 20 at 8 PM ET. Hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez will announce which act will be crowned the winner and receive a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. The star-studded two-night event will feature special performances from One Direction and rapper Pitbull.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.