America has spoken and with a twang! Country singer Tate Stevens wins The X Factor season 2. L.A. Reid’s “Over 25″ contestant is a dad of two and was a road worker from Missouri.
Stevens said upon hearing the results - “First and foremost I got to thank the man upstairs for taking care of me, my family, all the country music fans – God bless you -thank you so much for all the votes. This is the best day of my life.”
L.A. said, “You deserve this. I’m proud to work with you. I think you represent The X Factor really, really well. So on behalf of Simon and myself and all the judges, congratulations.” Cowell had been a fan since the start of the show calling Tate a “really nice guy and a great singer.”
Britney Spears’ teen contestant, Carly Rose Sonenclar, landed in second place. Third place went to Simon Cowell’s girl group, Fifth Harmony. Member Camila Cabello, said, “I feel like in this competition we’ve gained more than $5 million could because we’ve gained friends for life … I’m so happy to be where I am right now.”
Simon said, “I have a feeling that we’re going to be hearing and seeing a lot more of these girls in the future.”
Written by: Laney Fichera