The Top 3 X Factor acts – Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens, and Carly Rose Sonenclar – will duet with celeb musicians during Wednesday’s season 2 finale on Fox. Nashville-based country act Little Big Town will join Stevens – apparently, Garth Brooks was busy, but this seems like a good matchup. LeAnn Rimes will sing with Sonenclar, an interesting choice since the 13-year-old generally prefers big diva ballads and has yet to go country. Demi Lovato, the only X Factor judge with no act in the Final 3, will join teen queens Fifth Harmony. The girl group earned some of their best raves after performing “Give Your Heart a Break” and “Skyscraper” this season.
The “celeb round” is a reprise of last season’s finale, when R. Kelly, Alanis Morissette, and Avril Lavigne joined finalists Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajnik, and Chris Rene, respectively.
According to THR, Simon called Fifth Harmony’s decision to duet with his season-long faux rival Lovato “kinda irritating.” As if it wasn’t totally his call!