Country music's strong connection to pop culture continues tonight with two acts appearing on the finale of The X-Factor.  Little Big Town and LeAnn Rimes will join finalists, country singer, Tate Stevens and Westchester teen, Carly Rose.

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Carly Rose and LeAnn Rimes is an obvious pairing.  Carly is 13 and of course LeAnn's career took off at the same age.  Carly hasn't performed any country songs, but she seems stoked about the pairing.

 "I'm very excited about that. I think that she's amazing and her voice is really, really special,"

 

Tate Stevens is of course well versed in country music, and while his first choice was Garth Brooks he's not disappointed getting the chance to perform with Little Big Town.

"It's going to be exciting. It'll be a bonfire,

 

The 3rd finalist, Fifth Harmony will perform with judge, Demi Lovato who doesn't have an act in the finals.  Determining the winner will take 2 nights, with the finalists performing at least two songs tonight (12/19).  The winner will be announced tomorrow night (12/20).  Both shows start at 8 on FOX.