'The X Factor': Finalist Carlito Olivero 'walking away a winner'

Okay, so Carlito Olivero didn't win a million bucks. But for the Chicago singer, finishing third on "The X Factor" is just fine by him. He didn't have any expectations for his performance on the show (aside from getting past the audition rounds) so second runner-up is a-ok. "All I ever wanted was to just get past that first round and get four yeses from the judges. When I did that I already felt accomplished," Olivero tells Zap2it backstage after the "X Factor" Season 3 finale. "As each and every round went by my mentality was 'Yo, at least I didn't get in the bottom two so I can perform again!' And then [when I was in the bottom I thought] ]I can make it through and I have a fighting chance.'" Besides, some of the show's most successful acts finished third. "One Direction got Top 3. Fifth Harmony got Top 3. So many other...



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