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'The X Factor' Coming to Ravenswood School as Alum Reaches Show's Finals

By Patty Wetli | December 17, 2013 9:16am
Carlito Olivero Performs on 'The X Factor'
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RAVENSWOOD — Wanna be on "The X Factor" but don't have a lick of singing talent?

If you can clap and scream, head to Ravenswood Elementary on Wednesday, where the reality show will be taping a cheering section for finalist Carlito Olivero, an alumni of the school.

Olivero, 24, is one of four remaining contestants in the competition along with the duo Alex and Sierra and rocker Jeff Gutt.

The Chicago native, who now calls Los Angeles home, has wowed the judges with his renditions of songs by Santana, Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony, performing in both English and Spanish.

A former member of a revival of the boy band Menudo, Olivero was working in a coffee shop when he auditioned for the show, which airs on FOX.

To participate in the cheering section, arrive at Ravenswood Elementary, 4332 N. Paulina St., by 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). The taping is expected to last from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the live broadcast cutting to the school at various points in the evening.