Olivero Reaches the Finals on Fox’s “The X Factor”

Carlito Olivero is thisclose to the winning the big shebang…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American singer has reached the finals on the third season of Fox’s The X Factor after getting past two bottom-three eliminations unscathed to make it to the final stretch.

Carlito Olivero

Olivero, from the Boys group mentored by Paulina Rubio, was the first contestant announced to be safe during the reality singing competition’s results show on Thursday.

Following a rocky moment last week, which saw him land in the bottom two, Olivero managed to turn things around during Wednesday’s performance show.

The former member of Menudo who took part in MTV‘s Making Menudo performed Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” Marc Anthony’s “I Need to Know” and Elvis Crespo’s “Suavemente” this week.

Olivero will face-off against frontrunners Alex & Sierra and rock-star-in-the-making Jeff Gutt in next week’s finals.

The Chicago-native tells Fox News Latino it’s been an amazing ride and wants people to vote.

“We need a Latino to win this!” he said.

The two-part finale of The X Factor season 3 will air on December 18 and 19.