I don’t even know how to start, so I’m just going to dive right in. Tate Stevens won X Factor over the perfection of Carly Rose Sonenclar. I am in shock. After watching this outrage unfold, I tweeted this to sum up my feelings.
It does give me hope though. Clay is still touring and while most may not call him successful, he certainly has done worlds better than the joke of Ruben Studdard that beat him. I’m sorry for 2004, too, Rube. We all are.
I do think Tate is a great person, loves his wife. his family, and all that jazz that they kept shoving in our faces throughout the season. Sure, maybe I’d like to be his friend. But when you just won a 5 million dollar recording contract and sing your final song without breaking down in tears, my respect level for you plummets. This has been done many time before and everyone knows that you should be UGLY CRYING and struggling to finish your song. If you need examples, please head on over to Kelly, Lee, and Melanie.
The few tears that Tate wiped at the end should have been MY reaction to watching his sobs. Instead, I just turned off my TV and walked away in disbelief.
It was just such a let down on what could have been an incredibly moving performance for his career, and he just didn’t take advantage of it at all, so good luck with that now, Tate.
For your own viewing pleasure and post holiday joy, please watch Carly Rose singing a classic. How does a person that can sing just as good as, if not – dare I say it – better than Mariah, NOT win this show?
I just can’t.