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A source tells HollywoodLife.com Exclusively why Tate Stevens is the first ‘X Factor’ winner to perform on New Year’s Eve Live! Read on for All the details!

It’s been less than two weeks since Tate Stevens was crowned The X Factor winner and already his career is on the rise! The 37-year-old country singer is performing on New Year’S Eve Live! and HollywoodLife.com has All the Exclusive details on why he was chosen to kick off 2013!

Even though the show just finished its second season, there’s a reason why Tate is performing tonight, Dec. 31, and last year’s winner, Melanie Amaro, didn’t.

“Melanie wanted to go home and be with her family after the show and do the holiday thing,” a source tells us Exclusively. “Tate is 37-years-old and his dreams are coming true, so he wants to do everything to get the »

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