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Who Won 'The X Factor' Season 2 (Fall 2012)?

Who Won 'The X Factor' Season 2 (Fall 2012)?

The second season of The X Factor came to an end on Thursday (December 20) and a winner had been crowned!

Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, and L.A. Reid all entered the finals with one contestant on their team while Demi Lovato‘s last contestant was voted off a few weeks ago.

The finalists included Carly Rose Sonenclar (Team Britney), Fifth Harmony (Team Simon), and Tate Stevens (Team L.A.). During the final episode, each of the contestants arrived in a limo on the red carpet and performed a musical number together. They all later performed special Christmas songs.

Click inside to find out who won The X Factor season two…


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TATE STEVENS! TATE STEVENS! TATE STEVENS!

Carly Rose Sonenclar came in second place. Fifth Harmony came in third place.

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62 Responses to “Who Won 'The X Factor' Season 2 (Fall 2012)?”

  1. 1
    Sue Says:

    It was very predictable for me…

  2. 2
    Trish Says:

    I hope this fail show goes off the air.

  3. 3
    Jensen b. Says:

    I knew the one who majority was rooting for (Carly) wouldn’t win. Tate will do well in country music I’m sure, but of the 3 finalists Fifth Harmony was the only one I felt had the most stage presence. They’re all talented, but the other 2 didn’t have the “x factor” as you say. But congrats.

  4. 4
    emmaa Says:

    Well….he’s a definite future flop.

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    jackkiee Says:

    although i think that carly has a better voice, tate needs the money for his family and im sure someone will pick up carly and give her a recording contract :)

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    Shirley Says:

    I was almost sure Carly would win… Happy for Tate anyway!

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    gglovergirl Says:

    well everbody loves a good sob story

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    Michael SS Says:

    Carly Rose Sonenclar is the supper star of all supper stars. She will go farther than any singer before her time has ever gone, I think Simon will have to rethink how the winner is chosen.

  9. 9
    crap Says:

    after the new year no one will remember this generic country singer that always seems to win over middle america.

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    butch Says:

    Tate won becuase of the 3 way finals format. if it had gone down to two finalists the Carly would have won easily. Fifth Harmony took votes away from Carly that would never have gone to Tate. The 3 way finals format does not result in the best candidate winning if two of the candidates share the same demo/voting block the way that Carly and 5th Harmony did.

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    toni Says:

    I didn’t watch nor care that much, but he will do well especially since he does country music and it seems like the country artist from these talent shows end up doing better than contestants from different genres.

  12. 12
    taylor Says:

    are you f*&^ing serious. Carly is WAY BETTER THAN TATE. WTF happened. This show is rigged. i’m done watching

  13. 13
    butch Says:

    it wasn’t rigged. It is just a flawed finals format if they really want to find America’s favorite.

  14. 14
    Uli Says:

    damn you republican hicks!!

  15. 15
    LexiGirl Says:

    omg i thought it would be carly but tate was really good to! i cant wait till next season! xoxoxoxoooooo

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    cindy Says:

    the answer is easy..USA Always choce bad!! most of the winners are forgotten….!! the people who is in the 2dn or 3rd place do better in the future!! i hope the best for carly!!

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    joy joy Says:

    Tate deserved to win , he is talented and more experience. Carly is very young and sheneed to be a child and enjoy her youth. We already have seen enough example including her mentor Brtiney and Demi crash and burn form fame.

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    Maria Says:

    Not expecting much …………… unless he finds really good songs. Vocals alone wouldn’t make a break. And, he doesn’t have teeny followers like Scotty. Just sayin …. Plus, track records say only AI winners have some success, so far.

    Out of other talent shows, only Jackie Evancho is having some success with live TV shows/ CDs etc. She wasn’t even a winner !

  19. 19
    miss particular Says:

    Can Khloe Kardashian say “AMAZING” one more time???????????????

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    James Says:

    Carly should have won. But whatever. She’ll sell more records anyways so it’s all good.

  21. 21
    Stephanie Says:

    Carly should have won!

    Tate won because of his history. =//

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    KissThis Says:

    Personally I don’t see any of these 3 acts making it big now that the show is done. None of them have that extra something special or star quality. There are many other unknowns on the rise who are better. Just my opinion.

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    aussie2103@gmail.com Says:

    @Maria: Actually the country competitions like Can you duet? and Nashville Star have produce more successful talent than American Idol. And that is with non- winners not just winners. Tate is a great artists and did deserve to win. Everyone in the top deserved to win. It is not right for you (as in anyone) to personally take that way from him that he does have talent. Because obviously he does. But what a lot of people do not think about and others do It that Carly is so young that she has so much she can do outside of x-factor now she can be signed outside of x-factor not be limited and not matter what she will make a career out of singing either it be now or 5 years from now.

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    sfu Says:

    I am from england and have watched american x factor from the beging and have rooted for Tate Stevens since the beging, and so has my son I am so pleased he won as we both think he deserved to win, was worried to begin with that Carly would win but glad to see america saw fit to vote the country music all the way, I will wait now for his album to be released so that i can order it WELL DONE TATE

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    Hannah Says:

    As a Brit let me explain X Factor…the winner of the show is not necessarily guaranteed the most successful career in fact in England it’s seen as a curse to come first.

    With the exception of maybe Leona Lewis most of the winners have gone on to have very limited domestic success.

    How many Americans can tell me who Matt Cardle is? Doesn’t ring a bell, well he’s the guy who came first in 2010 the year One Direction were competing and came in at third.

    The people who pick up the phone to vote for a TV show are not always going to go online and download a track or buy the album but majority of the music industry is comprised of very young customers hence why there aren’t many heavy metal/rock bands dominating the scene.

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    Yehaw Says:

    YeeeeeHawwww! Looks like all the Lightning Mcqueens and the towmaters came out to vote last night.

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    Yehaw Says:

    @joy joy: He is more talented and experienced? Yeah he is at filling potholes and being older. She has been in broadway shows and television so how is that he is better than her? Only thing that happened is all the towmaters came out to vote since he is the only country singer.

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    Barry Says:

    I’m sick of country music being the winner for the last few years on X Factor & American Idol. This is supposed to be a “singing” competition and in my opinion, you don’t need much of a “voice” to sing country music. A little more talent than rap music, but not a lot more. As far as voice was concerned, Carly was considerably more “talented” than Tate. But these music shows have become more like “popularity” contests than “singing ability”. The judges should have the final say so this sort of goofiness doesn’t continue throughout the season and for the finale. Anyway, good luck to all the contestants, including Tate. However, it would be nice to have less country music winners!

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    the elusive orange Says:

    i figured he would win but i wanted carly to win… oh well i guess… at least emblem 3 didnt win lol

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    Ashley Says:

    I’m disappointed he won. He sounded decent but he has nothing special about him that would make me look up his music. I honestly feel he played the wife card way too much and that’s what carried him through. “I want my anniversary present for my wife to be making it to blah blah blah” I mean who doesn’t love a good romance angle but sheesh it’s a talent competition. Let it speak for itself. I was really hoping for Carly to win. (side note: I think the Leann Rimes duet yesterday sounded terrible and I think it may have played a hand in Carly losing votes) She’s dabbled in different types of songs where Tate is a one trick pony.

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    Seguro de Hogar Says:

    Carly should be the winner… thats so sad

  32. 32
    bitny ryddr Says:

    It’s awesome moment here so I like this.
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    MikeinLA Says:

    Tate has a nice country voice, but he just sounds like every other country singer. 5th Harmony members really want to be solo artists, so that group won’t be together in a year. Carly had the best voice by far, so I wanted her to win. However, my understanding is that the “record deal” the winner gets really ties you to X-Factor. This won’t hurt Tate because he probably only has one or two records in him. But Carly will be able to cut her own deal and have more control over her career. She will definitely outsell the other two by far. I am almost positive that Britney already told her this. So, I guess it ended up OK. Tate seems like a nice guy.

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    anne Says:

    I like Carly, but after Over the Rainbow, her songs just kept sounding weirder and weirder. I can’t tell if it’s the arrangement or the way she was singing it. I can see Tate making hit country songs in the future. Don’t hate on him just cuz you’re not a country music fan.

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    Cheryl Says:

    I am happy to see that Tate won. I am not a country fan but we must give credit where it is deserved. Congratulations Tate all the best to you in your career.
    Carley you are fantastic, young and have alot of energy behind you. Go girl you can do it. Some one will pick you up and you will be on the charts next year. All the best to both of you.

  36. 36
    Beta Says:

    so happy Tate one, have loved him form the start and everytime he sings with all his heart and means every word. think he will do well in country music.

  37. 37
    Carly Fan Says:

    Hi from Cape Town, South Africa

    Tate with his mediocre country voice (they all sound the same to me) is the biggest FAIL of 2012. He is probably worth 5 Million…. as a “tax right-off” to the studios….

    I am a Carly Rose Sonenclar fan for life. She will follow in the footsteps of Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion.

    Love and ***

  38. 38
    Pnut Says:

    No matter who won they all got it made. I’m sure their phones will be ringing like crazy with people wanting to sign them…

  39. 39
    Pat Says:

    I one won that should have won. He was the only that acted like a pro.

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    Jo Says:

    Carly deserved to win ! Sorry Tate!

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    WhatATool Says:

    Tate deserved to win, Carly is so annoying just like taylor s.l.u.t.swift

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    MGW Says:

    Tate is very good but I just thought Carly Rose is a lot better. He wasn’t bad choice. I do think that every week they showed him and his family and played on the sympathy of the voters (I won’t have a job if I don’t win etc.). I hope he does well but just think Carly Rose will do more. I’m probably wrong since I was wrong about the winner.

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    Francesco Says:

    well It was very awful and sad that , the America has voted in this show , how can they never show any statistics or voting graphs about who is winning or losing ? it is just a mere business . That guy ” Ted ” has not even a voice competition , ” is it about white people only show ? because I have never seen any afroamerican or latino as a famous country singer ” So I deduct that this is a show for “white people , because at the end a ” white guy wins ” .good for the white people , a show and ending to keep them happy …

  44. 44
    anon Says:

    carly should have and deserved to win, tate is annoying and ****.

  45. 45
    angie Says:

    Carly should have won, she such an amazing singer!!! way better than Tate!!! I cant belive she went home empty handed. America, you ruined the competition!

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    SNAPPS Says:

    I’m happy for the winner Tate Stevens who I predicted would win this seasons The X Factor. I enjoy watching the performance of Tate Stevens and that’s what keeps me tuned to the TV. The X Factor’s one of my favorite shows and I never miss an episode. I’m a primetime junkie and that’s all I mainly watch, and with so many awesome shows sometimes it’s impossible to record them all. I hate having to work in the evening, which means I have to get them all recorded. It’s been a pain dealing with timer conflicts and giving priority to one show over another. I know my family’s never happy with me having all the DVRs tied up recording shows. My headache’s a thing of the past, after my coworker at DISH told me about the DISH Hopper DVR. I can get my four major networks recorded every night using the PrimeTime Anytime feature. No more worries about timers and it’s all done on one turner so everyone can continue to watch TV. It’s been one of the best features I’ve used and I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love it.

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  48. 48
    DeanS Says:

    Carly had her 5 Million dollar Christmas Stolen by Grinch Face Leann!

  49. 49
    Bev Says:

    Super, not supper..

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    lila Says:

    Is not fair fifth harmony is much better that tate stevens

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    aqua2702 Says:

    omg i really wanted carly too win !!!!! IM SO MAD!!!!!!!!!!!

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  53. 53
    Teehee Says:

    Carly should’ve won, oh well . Carly will soon be offered a contract by someone and be more famous than Tate

  54. 54
    Ray Says:

    @taylor:

    Its the voting system when you can vote as much as you want you will never beat the country singer, never. American Idol is the same and they are losing viewers because of it. I have never heard a 13 year old sing as amazing as Carly. Its a no brainer who has the most talent.

  55. 55
    John Says:

    This years show was not as good as last years. Demi needs to be sent packing! What a talentless, bratty, physco B@#ch who needs to grow up! The only one up there with less talent than Demi is Cloe….she seems like she reads everything, is monotoned, and looks like Donnie Osmond in Drag! Hopefully next year will be better!!!

  56. 56
    x12 Says:

    Damn! I knew Carley couldnt beat out the fat cowboy!! Lol

  57. 57
    Tipi Says:

    Tate … I kinda don’t like no affence

  58. 58
    Grace Says:

    @joy joy:
    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!! For one thing, the only reason Tate won is because he’s a country singer and because of his background, and besides you just come on here and write nasty things about the other contestants because you like to hate

  59. 59
    Happy Says:

    I’m probably the biggest Carly Rose fan around but really people…time to move on…Tate won…Carly didn’t. …and really…no amount of Tate/Carly bashing is going to change anyones mind. We love who we love!

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    carly fan21 Says:

    i really think they should’ve given the win to carly, i mean she clearly has a better voice than tate hands down.. i’m pretty sure tate won’t even be heard that much from here on.. it’s just so unfair.. :(

  61. 61
    gigi Says:

    mmmmm I was hoping carly would win she had a awesome voice she hd everything was beautiful nice had dimples and of course the voice am done!! was really hopping that carly wld win!!

  62. 62
    Zen Says:

    Carley Rose should have won without a doubt

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