Florida Tech Professor’s Daughter Wins X Factor
By Space Coast Daily // January 5, 2014
Alex and Sierra win Sony recording contract
ABOVE VIDEO: Alex & Sierra captured the hearts of America with their incredible talent and chemistry.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Florida Tech campus has been buzzing over the recent The X Factor finale.
For one Florida Tech faculty member, this was no ordinary reality results show.
Dr. John Deaton, College of Aeronautics professor and aviation human factors expert, watched in the audience as his daughter Sierra and her boyfriend Alex won a Sony recording contract as the winners of this season’s The X Factor.
Throughout the competition, many Florida Tech students, staff and faculty members rallied together to vote for the talented duo.
Messages of encouragement would flood the campus-wide email lists after every elimination round.
CREATOR OF GLOBAL SUPERSTARS
During its two seasons, THE X FACTOR USA has discovered diverse recording artists such as Season Two finalists Carly Rose Sonenclar, Fifth Harmony, Emblem3, and Season One winner Melanie Amaro, along with Season One finalists Astro, Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik, Marcus Canty and Rachel Crow.
Worldwide, “The X Factor” has created global superstars such as Leona Lewis, One Direction, Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs, Little Mix and Rebecca Ferguson.
Artists discovered by “The X Factor” format have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 110 No.1, 270 Top 10 and 501 Top 50 releases. Local versions of “The X Factor” are now produced in more than 40 territories and THE X FACTOR (USA) airs in 166 countries.