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"The X Factor" crowned its Season 2 winner on Thursday night, and it didn't go to the act that judge Simon Cowell called "the odds-on favorite."Country singer Tate Stevens won the title and the $5 million recording contract, beating teen sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar, who was considered the frontrunner."First and foremost I have to thank the man upstairs for taking care of me," the 37-year-old winner said. "To my family all the county music fans, God bless you. Thank you so much for the votes. This is the best day of my life!"Tate was coached by L.A. Reid who told Tate he represented the show well. Tate's win was a nice parting gift for L.A., who will not be returning to the judging panel next season.Carly Rose showed poise and talent well beyond her 13 years. The teen, who was coached by Britney Spears, finished second. Her final »

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