"The X Factor" Season 2 has come to an end and after weeks of battling each other for the top slot, 37-year-old country singer and blue collar father Tate Stevens defeated 13-year-old phenom Carly Rose Sonenclar to become only the second ever U.S. "X Factor" champion.The honor also carries a hefty prize: a $5 million recording contract and a music video premiere at the 2013 Grammy Awards."I am really emotionally shot," Stevens says backstage after the results show. "This is an amazing thing. I'm indebted to Simon and everyone here for the rest of my life, they've changed my life. I'm just excited that I had the opportunity and I'm blessed, I'm very blessed."Although Stevens ranked first in three out of the five weeks they revealed the leaderboard on the results shows, he was still nervous about his chances of winning all the way to the end. "Leading up to that moment I wanted to...
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