Season 2 of THE X FACTOR USA had major changes from Season. It was announced early in the season that Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul had been replaced by the one and only Britney Spears and upcoming Pop Princess Demi Lovato.
This year Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears traveled to Austin, Kansas City, San Francisco, Providence, and Greensboro to seek out the hidden talent in America.
16 acts made it through to the finals. The acts were split up into four categories: Groups, Young Adults, Teens, and Over 25s. For Season 2 Simon Cowell mentored the groups, Demi Lovato leant her experience to the Young Adults, Britney spears guided the Teens, and L.A. Reid took charge of the Over 25s.
The finalists were as follows: The Groups: Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, LYRIC 145, and Sister C. The Over 25s: Vino Allen, Jason Brock, David Correy, and Tate Stevens. The Young Adults: CeCe Fray, Jennel Garcia, Willie Jones, and Paige Thomas. The Teens: Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray, Carly Rose Sonenclar, and Diamond White.
Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar, and Fifth Harmony made it through the regular season to the final performance night. After the nationwide vote was counted it was revealed that country singer Tate Stevens had taken the crown.