‘X Factor’ winners have successful first album

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

Many reality TV show contestants aspire to have a successful music career. It seems like Alex and Sierra are on their way.

In 2013, Alex and Sierra won the third and final season of “The X Factor USA,” a competition searching for musical talent.

Although Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton, both born in 1991, were shy during their auditions for “X Factor,” they slowly gained more confidence throughout their performances.

This cute, young couple sparked the interest of teenagers as they sang modern songs.

Their most adored cover was “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. Their version of the song became number one on the US iTunes charts. It was the first time that a song from “The X Factor USA” reached the highest position.

Their vocals and talent with the piano far surpassed my expectations. They truly took my breath away.

From the start, I have always loved the connection between Alex and Sierra.

On July 11, 2014, they released their first music video, “Scarecrow.” The lyrics of this song contain phrases such as, “I just want to believe in you and me” and “only you can make me real again.”

Even after winning and gaining popularity, these two maintained that spark that made many teens fall in love with them, including myself.

On Oct. 7, 2014, their first album “It’s About Us” was released. The couple stayed true to the album’s theme — their love.

Songs like “Bumper Cars” and “Almost Home” caught my attention because of their beautiful and unique lyrics and slow rhythm. In my opinion, their best songs are the slow and tender ones.

Both “Scarecrow” and “Little Do You Know” were released as singles before the album was made available. These two songs have varied styles, but Alex and Sierra mastered both of them.

“It’s About Us” also stood out. This song, the album’s interlude, really showcased the couple’s amazing vocals.

From “X Factor” to the release of their first album, Alex and Sierra have been outstanding. I hope this is the first of many albums to come.

5 / 5 stars