2012 ‘X Factor’ Winner Crowned & Awarded A $5 Million Contract
In recent weeks, the balance of power on “The X Factor” shifted, moving from country hopeful Tate Stevens to budding teen star Carly Rose Sonenclar. On “X Factor” finale, Stevens took back the top spot when it mattered most, clinching the title of the show’s second winner and the coveted $5 million recording contract.
“This is the best day of my life,” said a joyous Stevens, 37, who closed the show with one of his signature songs, Chris Young’s “Tomorrow.”
Stevens’s triumph marked a win for mentor L.A. Reid, who announced last week that he would be leaving the show at season’s end.