updated 12/20/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/20/2012 AT 10:10 PM ET
The X Factor ended on a particularly high note for one of the show’s finalists Thursday night.
L.A. Reid’s “Over 25” contestant Tate Stevens, 37, is the winner of season 2. He’s a dad of two and a road worker from Missouri.