December 20, 2012 10:22 PM by Melissa Stavarski
Last night on The X Factor, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens, and Fifth Harmony each sang three songs, including duets with LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town, and Demi Lovato. Tonight, after three Khloe Kardashian Odom wardrobe changes, countless video montages, guest performances by Pitbull and One Direction, and other mind-numbing filler, the season two winner will be announced!
Apparently, The X Factor is so hugely important, it warrants a red carpet arrival, complete with screaming fans, paparazzi, and a countdown to show time. It’s a little self-indulgent, even for Simon Cowell.
Next, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez tell us that the Top 3 are on stage… only, they’re not.
Instead, the Top 3 sing “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles as they emerge from their SUVs and hit the red carpet. It’s almost as laughable as Harry Styles hair. The obviously lip-synced performance ends on The X Factor stage. Khloe must be peeking at Britney Spears’ notes, as she calls this fancy little number “amazing.”
Carly Rose Sonenclar belts out Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Following her song, Carly says, “It’s pretty surreal. Every day I can’t believe it’s even happening. It’s amazing.” Britney digs deep.. .and says Carly “amazes” her. Mario likes Carly’s dancing Toy Soldiers.
Tate Stevens puts his country spin on The Eagles’ “Please Come Home for Christmas.”
Cue Tate’s hometown video montage… and they’re all calling him Tater. Tate’s mom says, “When that audience explodes for you… all I can do is cry.” And I cry, because I’m weak like that. How cute is she?!? L.A. Reid hopes Tate can “take this thing home.”
Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, Normani Hamilton, and Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Mariah Carey. Khloe uselessly adds, “You guys started off as strangers and now you’re like sisters.”
RESULTS ALERT: Finishing in third place is Fifth Harmony.
Aww. Too bad, so sad. I guess the girls’ “Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh-oo-ooh!” wasn’t as magical as everyone said it was.
FINAL RESULTS: And the winner is Tate Stevens!!
Tater says this is the best day of his life and thanks the man upstairs, his family, and the country music fans. To end the season, Tate sings Chris Young’s “Tomorrow.”
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