Shocking 'X Factor' results: Tate Stevens crowned winner of season 2!

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Hey M Girls,

Last night's epic X Factor finale was full of twists and turns right up until the very end! The three finalists, Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens, each took the stage one more time to sing some holiday classics and get special video messages from their loved ones. Then, it was time for business! (And, of course, amazing performances from One Direction and Pitbull -- check back on mmm-mag.com for vids!)

Early in the episode, it was revealed that Fifth Harmony came in third place, leaving Carly Rose and Tate to fight for the coveted top spot! Though we <3 5H, we weren't too shocked by the top two -- they've been on top all season long.

Then came the moment of truth -- and it was announced that Tate Stevens was the winner of X Factor season 2! We're super-happy for Tate, but bummed for adorable 13-year-old powerhouse Carly. Carly tweeted her support for Tate, saying, "You are amazing @Tatestevensctry! You deserve this! Congrats #Tatenation!" What a sweetie.

One thing's for sure -- Ms. Sonenclar will be a major star no matter what!

Let's dish: -Do you think Carly Rose deserved to win X Factor, or was Tate the right guy? Were you shocked by the results?

Photo courtesy of Fox

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