It looks as though multiple 'X Factor' contestants are walking away winners after all!
Country star Tate Stevens may have beaten out fan favorite Carly Rose Sonenclar as the second season winner of the FOX show, but Sonenclar, third-place finalists Fifth Harmony, and the all-male group Emblem3 are reportedly set to ink record deals with Sony Music as well!
Carly Rose Sonenclar's 'How Do I Live' duet with LeAnn Rimes on the 'X Factor' finale was a mess, thanks largely to Rimes' erratic singing, which may have contributed to 13-year-old Sonenclar's failure to win the 'X Factor' title. Rimes actually issued a statement claiming that it was Carly Rose who was off-key and nervous, which has the teen's family fuming.
Squeal!! One Direction performed on 'X Factor' for the second time this season, bringing their brand new single 'Kiss You' to the season finale (Dec 20). The group is the biggest act in the history of the show, even though they didn't win when they appeared on the British edition. Look at 'em now! We still shake our heads in disbelief, so much so that we get a headache, over the fact that they didn't win in 2010! WTF, U.K. viewers?
Country singer Tate Stevens won Season 2 of 'X Factor,' which was announced on tonight's (Dec. 20) season finale. L.A. Reid, who is leaving the show to return to his duties as the head honcho at Epic Records, is going out on top, with his 37-year-old team member going on to win a $5 million recording contract.