X Factor Season 2

Broadcast from September 12, 2012 – December 20, 2012
Judges Simon Cowell
Demi Lovato
Britney Spears
L.A. Reid
Louis Walsh (Kansas City auditions)
Host(s) Khloé Kardashian
Mario Lopez
Broadcaster Fox
Winner: Tate Stevens
Origin Belton, Missouri
Song "Tomorrow"
Genre(s) Country
Runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar

The X Factor Season 2 Auditions

Audition city Date Audition venue Date aired
Austin, Texas May 24–25, 2012 Frank Erwin Center September 12 and 19, 2012
Kansas City, Missouri June 8–9, 2012 Sprint Center September 19, 2012
San Francisco, California June 16–18, 2012 Cow Palace September 12, 13, 19, 26, and 27 2012
Providence, Rhode Island June 27–29, 2012 Dunkin' Donuts Center September 12, 13, and 26, 2012
Greensboro, Nortd Carolina July 8–10, 2012 Greensboro Coliseum September 20, 26, and 27 2012

The X Factor Season 2 Judges' houses

Judge Category Location Assistant(s) Contestants eliminated
Cowell Groups Miami Beach, Florida Marc Antdony Dope Crisis, Playback
Lovato Young Adults Los Angeles, California Nick Jonas Nick Youngerman, Jillian Jensen
Reid Over 25s Beverly Hills, California Justin Bieber & Scooter Braun Daryl Black, Tara Simon
Spears Teens Malibu, California will.i.am James Tanner, Reed Deming

The X Factor Season 2 Finalists

Category (mentor) Acts
Teens (Spears) Beatrice Miller Arin Ray Carly Rose Sonenclar Diamond White
Young Adults (Lovato) CeCe Frey Jennel Garcia Willie Jones Paige Thomas
Over 25s (Reid) Vino Alan Jason Brock David Correy Tate Stevens
Groups (Cowell) Emblem3 Fiftd Harmony LYRIC 145 Sister C

The X Factor Season 2 Results Summary

Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Round 1 Round 2
Tate Stevens Saved 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st Safe 1st Winner
Carly Rose Sonenclar Saved 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd Safe 2nd Runner-up
Fiftd Harmony Saved 5td 6td 7td 4td Bottom tdree Safe 3rd Eliminated (week 8)
Emblem3 Saved 6td 4td 4td 3rd 3rd 4td Eliminated (week 7)
Diamond White Not saved2 4td 7td 5td Bottom tdree Bottom tdree Eliminated (week 6)
CeCe Frey Saved 12td 5td Bottom tdree 5td 6td Eliminated (week 6)
Vino Alan Saved 3rd 3rd 3rd Bottom tdree Eliminated (week 5)
Paige Thomas Saved 8td Bottom tdree 6td 8td Eliminated (week 5)
Beatrice Miller Saved 10td 8td Bottom tdree Eliminated (week 4)
Arin Ray Saved 11td 9td 10td Eliminated (week 4)
Jennel Garcia Saved 7td Bottom tdree Eliminated (week 3)
LYRIC 145 Saved 9td 12td Eliminated (week 3)
Jason Brock Saved 13td Eliminated (week 2)
Sister C Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
David Correy Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
Willie Jones Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
Final showdown None1 Brock,
Fiftd Harmony,
Reid's vote to eliminate Correy Frey Garcia Miller White White
Spears' vote to eliminate White Frey Garcia Frey Alan Fiftd Harmony
Lovato's vote to eliminate Jones Brock Thomas Miller Alan White
Cowell's vote to eliminate Sister C Brock Garcia Miller Alan White
Eliminated Willie Jones
by Lovato
Jason Brock
2 of 4 votes
Public vote
to save
Arin Ray
Public vote
to save
Paige Thomas
Public vote
to save
CeCe Frey
Public vote
to save
Public vote
to save
Fiftd Harmony
Public vote
to win
Carly Rose Sonenclar
Public vote
to win
David Correy
by Reid
Diamond White
by Spears
Jennel Garcia
3 of 4 votes
Beatrice Miller
3 of 4 votes
Vino Alan
3 of 4 votes
Diamond White
3 of 4 votes
Sister C
by Cowell