The X Factor USA Season 2

SEASON 2 - 2012

The second season of The X Factor USA began airing on Fox on September 12, 2012 and ended on December 20, 2012, with Tate Stevens becoming the winner, Carly Rose Sonenclar being the runner-up, and Fifth Harmony finishing in third.

Based on the UK format, the competition consists of auditions, in front of producers and then the judges with a live audience; bootcamp; judges' houses and then the live finals. Auditions for the show began in May 2012 and concluded in July 2012. The show is hosted by Extra and America's Best Dance Crew host Mario Lopez and reality star Khloé Kardashian, while the judging panel consists of Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid. This was the last season to feature Reid as a judge, following his decision to leave the show in order to focus on his record label, Epic Records.


The contestants were divided into 4 categories:

  • Mentored by Cowell

  • Mentored by Spears

  • Mentored by Reid

  • Mentored by Lovato



  • Sister C

    Sister C

  • Lyric 145

    Lyric 145

  • Fifth Harmony

    Fifth Harmony

  • Emblem 3

    Emblem 3


Over 25s

  • David Correy

    David Correy

  • Jason Brock

    Jason Brock

  • Tate Stevens

    Tate Stevens

  • Vino Alan

    Vino Alan

Young Adults

  • CeCe Frey

    CeCe Frey

  • Jennel Garcia

    Jennel Garcia

  • Paige Thomas

    Paige Thomas

  • Willie Jones

    Willie Jones


  • Tate Stevens

    Tate Stevens

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