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‘X Factor’s’ Tate Stevens: Real Reason He’s Performing ‘New Year’s Eve’

Mon, December 31, 2012 11:59am EDT by 5 Comments
Courtesy Of Fox

A source tells 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 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 life he and his family wants. His family is completely on board and with him every step of the way. Tate is doing everything to become a star.” was there when Tate won the contest and he told us how happy he was to represent the country community!

“It’s very important. The X Factor hasn’t had a country artist, this is only season 2, but last year they didn’t have one. I think it’s big for the X Factor and I think it’s big for country music to get involved with this. I’m just happy to be the vessel that got it done,” he said.

Tate will be joined by Lifehouse and Carmen Electra, where he will perform on NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE! airing Monday, Dec. 31 (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

We can’t wait to watch him rock the stage!

So HollywoodLifers, will you be watching Tate perform during the New Year’s Eve celebration? Sound off in your comments below!

Reporting by Russ Weakland

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