Although Alex & Sierra have been standouts all season long, it was by no means an easy victory. Not only did the two face stiff competition in the Top 3 against Carlito Olivero and runner-up Jeff Gutt, they had to battle the likes of Restless Road and Ellona Santiago during the course of this year’s show.
So how did the couple’s one-time rivals feel about their eventual win? They’re thrilled! Maybe it was all the holiday cheer in the air during last night’s episode, but the eliminated X Factor contestants couldn’t stop praising Alex & Sierra via Twitter.
Below is what they had to say about their former competition/forever friends with a quick hello from Alex & Sierra themselves:
Jeff took second place in style:
Host Mario Lopez took a moment before the show after party to congratulate this year’s winners:
Meanwhile, Alex & Sierra’s mentor Simon Cowell kept it simple:
And finally, Alex & Sierra shared their thoughts on their win. Here’s a selection of their Twitter messages: