Alex and Sierra, The ballad of Alex & Sierra is one of the sweetest in reality television history, the story of a Central Florida couple whose love, talent and fans propelled the singing duo to a million-dollar recording contract.
Being declared champs Thursday on “The X Factor,” a Fox singing contest, was an astonishing ending for Alex Kinsey of New Smyrna Beach and Sierra Deaton of Winter Springs. Both are 22.
“Alex and Sierra were from the beginning America’s favorite and I think that’s because they represented what we all look for –.love,” said John Deaton, Sierra’s father. “That was the theme and thread of most of Alex & Sierra’s music on ‘X Factor.’ ”
They scored on iTunes with their distinctive, folky spins on “Say Something,” “Gravity,” “Little Talks” and other songs. They started singing together just two years ago, when they began dating as students at the University of Central Florida.
“I’ve been performing for six or so years at little shows, coffee shops, restaurants,” Kinsey said in September. “When she’d come to shows, I’d plead for her to come up and sing with me. It grew over time.”