Remember way back in 2011 when The X Factor USA first launched? Back when Simon Cowell was predicting audiences of 20 million an episode and that his Fox singing competition was going to be the new American Idol…

Well as we know things haven’t really worked out as Simon said.

A couple of weeks ago The X Factor pulled in just 3.75 million viewers and a measly 1.0 18-49 share. Ouch.

Okay to be fair that was on Thanksgiving night, a terrible night for TV ratings. But it isn’t like The X Factor has been doing all that better across the rest of its season. Ratings are sharply down year to year, following a sizeable drop from 2011. Now commentators are predicting that this season may be the show’s last…

But just when the Simon Cowell show seemed to be nearing the end of its road something rather interesting happened. And their names are Alex and Sierra.

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