"The X-Factor" Heats Up During Finale's First Night

Posted Wednesday December 19, 2012 11:22 PM GMT

Ready to crown the victor for season two, "The X-Factor" began its two-night finale on Wednesday (December 19).

The final thirteen contestants reunited on stage to kick off the evening, singing a heartwarming tribute to the victims of the recent Sandy Hook school massacre.

Later, the top three finalists, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens, and Fifth Harmony performed duets with some of music's biggest names.

Taking the spotlight first was Carly, who sang a crowd-pleasing number with LeAnn Rimes to her hit "How Do I Live."

The two ladies were followed by Tate Stevens and country group Little Big Town, wowing with a fun version of the group's recent single, "Pontoon."

Rounding out the top three was Fifth Harmony belting out an impressive duet with judge Demi Lovato to "Give Your Heart A Break."

Tune in for the final night of the season tomorrow at 8/7c on FOX to see who takes home the coveted $5 million recording contract. And be sure to check out all three performances in the players below!

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