Today: Alex And Sierra Fame
Alex and Sierra, the winners of season 3 The X Factor, came by the Today Show to perform their song “Scarecrow“. The duo has had their covers from The X Factor go to number 1 on iTunes. They’ve sold more than 1 million songs and they have more than 85 million YouTube views.
Alex said that he thought the fame they’ve been enjoying has been a great experience. “We’re having so much fun with it. It’s so amazing that people want to show up and spend time with us and hang out,” he said, before thanking the audience for coming out.
Today Show: Alex And Sierra New Album
Sierra said that it was great to make their own original album. Everyone knows them for their covers, so she said they were really happy to be performing and recording their own songs.
Today: Alex And Sierra Dating
Alex and Sierra are also a couple in real life. Alex said it’s great because they don’t disagree on anything musically, so there’s no strain at all. He said it’s fun to be able to work together.
Today Show: Alex And Sierra “Scarecrow” Performance Review
I’ve never watched The X Factor, so I’ve never heard Alex and Sierra perform before. They reminded me of a bizarre blend of Sonny and Cher and Mumford and Sons. Is that a combination that people were hoping for? I’m really not sure.
Sierra seems to have one of those unique, Zooey Deschanel-style voices. It’s a bit nasally, but strangely in a good way. Alex, however, didn’t really have any distinctive vocal features to his voice. He could’ve been anyone. But their voices did play off each other nicely and the song was really catchy.
The song seemed to be one of those passionate, quixotic songs about believing in love and fantasizing about the future. I think even if I didn’t know they were dating, I would wonder, just from the clear looks of love between the two of them during their performance.