'The X Factor': Alex and Sierra on making Kelly Rowland cry

Sierra Deaton is a timid sidekick no more. The singer, one half of "The X Factor" star duo Alex and Sierra, has only been singing on stage for a few months, having occasionally popped up on stage to back her boyfriend, Alex Kinsey, during his gigs. But now, going into the finals of FOX's reality competition, she's finally a star in her own right. So much so that she brought judge Kelly Rowland to tears during her critique of the duo's goosebump-inducing cover of Sara Bareilles' "Gravity." "This experience has been a really big journey for me, not just as a singer but as a human," Sierra tells Zap2it backstage after her big semifinals night. "And for them to say things that really brought it all together -- when Kelly was saying things about female empowerment I was like 'Oh my god! Preach!'" It was especially flattering coming from a personal role model. "It just...



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