No matter how “The X Factor” turns out, Alex and Sierra are bonafide stars — at least that’s what their mentor Simon Cowell thinks. The duo’s rendition of “Say Something” hit No. 1 on iTunes (and is still there more than a day after the Top 6 performance show), and according to Cowell, this is their star-making moment.
“We were watching all last night. People were texting me saying this record was flying up the charts and then as soon as I woke up this morning I got the news they were No. 1,” Cowell tells Zap2it after the Top 6 results show. “Mind you, the original is like No. 3 or something. It’s incredible. I’ve always said this about these shows: It’s not about winning a silly trophy; it’s about launching an artist. It’s about a career outside of it and that’s what I’m most proud of. It does launch proper artists.”
And yes, “Say Something” is that launch for Alex and Sierra. “Yeah, I do — I think it was that moment. You always have a moment. I can remember having it with One Direction and Leona Lewis. There’s one song where you go, ‘I can see this working.'”
Even the other judges are rooting for the Florida group after last night, Simon says. “We saw something last night on that second song which is outside of what we normally see on the competition. That was like something you see on a show with two proper artists singing a beautiful song fantastically well. So it all changed last night.”
What did you think of the performance?