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Tonight on the two-hour conclusion to The X Factor we finally learned who claimed the Season 3 victory. It was a long 120 minutes but at the end of it Alex & Sierra reigned supreme.

We can’t say we were exactly surprised by the results. After all Alex & Sierra have been clear favorites from the very start of this competition, way back when they surprised us all with an intoxicating take on “Toxic” by Britney Spears.

Soon, the pair of 22-year-old college coeds had earned a place in X Factor judge and mentor Simon Cowell’s heart. He’s been their biggest advocate throughout the competition, practically gushing whenever the duo’s X Factor numbers did well on iTunes (which has been happening a lot recently). Although not shy to critique them when necessary, Simon clearly had high hopes for the couple whether or not they won their season outright.

All that in mind, Alex & Sierra were the duo to beat when it came down to the Top 3. Fellow X Factor standouts Jeff Gutt and Carlito Olivero gave it their best shot but, at the end of the evening, America made its decision known. Congratulations to all of the finalists!

Alex & Sierra are the Season 3 champs but are you happy about it? Think they deserved it or another X Factor star deserved the win? Head on over here to see the initial results.


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!