L.A. Reid's protégé Tate Stevens was named
the winner of The X Factor season two last night. The country star beat out Britney Spears's protégée Carly Rose Sonenclar and Simon Cowell's Fifth Harmony for the top spot and a $5 million recording contract. Carly finished second while Fifth Harmony placed third. Britney shared her support for Carly on Twitter, writing, "You are a winner in my eyes tonight Carly and I know you're going to have a very long career." The event wasn't just about music, though, since judge Demi Lovato, who didn't have anyone in the finals, wowed in a hologram minidress with cutout details. Cohost Khloé Kardashian wore a sequined pink look and later changed into black leather with a rhinestone headband from Untamed Petals. Special guests included One Direction and Pitbull, who both performed during the special finale.
Although her protégée didn't win, Britney said that
The X Factor has been a positive influence on her and has helped her get over her shyness. Britney said, "It's no secret I'm a shy person. I feel doing this show over the past year has allowed me to come out of my shell a lot more. Everyone on the show has been amazing and made me feel really comfortable." Britney clearly enjoys her time on The X Factor and has already confirmed that she'll return for season three.
Britney Spears arrived at the X Factor finale.
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Britney Spears wore a black dress with a sexy corset detail.
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Britney Spears talked to Mario Lopez on the red carpet before the show.
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Demi Lovato walked the red carpet at the
X Factor finale.
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Tate Stevens performed during the finale.
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Tate Stevens performed a country number with some sexy pink Santas.
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Demi Lovato waved to her fans while talking to Mario Lopez.
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Demi Lovato wore a hologram dress.
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Demi Lovato posed on the red carpet during the finale.
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Tate Stevens was named the winner of
The X Factor season two.
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Pitbull performed during the finale.
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Tate Stevens hugged Carly Rose Sonenclar after they performed together.
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Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar performed together.
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Carly Rose Sonenclar performed in a red outfit.
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Carly Rose Sonenclar was
Britney Spears's protégée.
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Fifth Harmony performed in red and white outfits.
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Pitbull gave an energetic performance.
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Tate Stevens kissed his trophy.
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Harry Styles posed on the red carpet.
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Harry Styles was at the finale to perform with One Direction.
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Tate Stevens posed with his trophy on the red carpet.
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Demi Lovato looked lovely on the red carpet.
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Harry Styles competed on
The X Factor's UK version.
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Khloé Kardashian posed in a sequined dress.
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The boys from One Direction laughed it up on the red carpet.
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