Been wondering about Alex & Sierra, the Central Florida duo that captivated viewers and won "The X Factor"?
Their single "Scarecrow," which is out now, goes to iTunes on Monday and their album will be out later this year, Sony Music says.
The imaginative video of "Scarecrow" features puppets and just a glimpse of the singers at the end. To see more of Alex Kinsey of New Smyrna Beach and Sierra Deaton of Winter Springs, tune in Monday's edition of "Today" on NBC.
The couple also will perform July 3 at Red, Hot & Boom at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.
Alex & Sierra won "The X Factor" in December and a million-dollar recording contract with Sony Music. The show was later canceled for low ratings, but the duo seem ready to take off. They won fans on iTunes with their versions of "Say Something," "Gravity" and "Little Talks."
They started dating and singing together two years ago when they were students at the University of Central Florida. Kinsey, who was performing, asked Deaton to join him onstage, and the act grew over time.
Simon Cowell, who mentored them on "The X Factor," raved about the couple in December. "What Alex and Sierra have achieved on iTunes over the last couple of weeks ... is phenomenal," he said then. "I'm really happy because the show is set up to achieve what it sets out to achieve, which is you find the star."
Her father had another explanation for the couple's appeal. "Alex and Sierra were from the beginning America's favorite, and I think that's because they represented what we all look for: love," John Deaton, Sierra's dad, told me. "That was the theme and thread of most of Alex & Sierra's music on 'X Factor.' "
Now Kinsey and Deaton are entering a new phase. The "Scarecrow" video and the catchy song are encouraging signs. The song will stick with you, especially the line "I just wanna believe in you and me."
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