Annie Barrett
December 20, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EST

SPOILER ahead! After a two-hour “grand finale” packed with mostly clear cellophane (plus performances by Pitbull and One Direction), The X Factor has a season 2 winner! Was it Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens, or Carly Rose Sonenclar who won the $5 million recording contract and free Pepsi injections for life? The answer’s coming up! After the break….

TATE STEVENS has won The X Factor!

Carly Rose Sonenclar is your runner-up.

Third-place girl group Fifth Harmony was eliminated midway through the episode.

Happy with the results? Stay tuned for my full recap later on.

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