'X Factor's' wins and fails so far

Simon Cowell and his group Fifth Harmony. (Nikki Nelson/WENN.com)

Simon Cowell and his group Fifth Harmony. (Nikki Nelson/WENN.com)

Samie Durnford, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:46 PM ET

Talk about a twist ending: for all the buzz about Britney, it's the new talent that's revived The X Factor. Then again, isn't that how these reality-TV sing-offs are supposed to work?

That was before J.Lo and Steven Tyler on American Idol, of course, and Xtina on The Voice and now Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on The X Factor. But as the latest season heads to its finale Thursday on CTV and Fox, its the final three performers - not Britney and Demi and Simon Cowell - who have us excited.


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