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Tate Stevens not quite No. 1 on ‘X Factor’

Updated: 2012-11-30T05:20:41Z

For the second week in a row, Belton’s Tate Stevens placed second on “The X Factor” Thursday night. But this time the country singer missed the top spot by just one-tenth of a percent — “one of the closest votes we’ve ever had,” according to host Mario Lopez.

Once again, 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar was voted No. 1 by viewers after performances Wednesday night. For the two previous weeks, she had held the No. 2 spot behind Stevens.

“I hope I did enough to put me back on top, because there’s only one winner,” Stevens said at the start of Thursday’s broadcast. He had performed an upbeat rendition of the John Shanks/Keith Urban country song “Somebody Like You” on Wednesday. Sonenclar performed Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.”

They are the frontrunners among six acts competing for a $5 million recording contract. The others, in order of votes received: the groups Emblem 3 and Fifth Harmony, CeCe Frey and Diamond White.

Paige Thomas received the fewest votes and was removed from the competition as the show began. After a sing-off against White, Vino Alan of Waynesville in southern Missouri was also eliminated. Alan, like Stevens, had auditioned for the show in June at the Sprint Center.

“The X Factor” airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox. The season finale will air Dec. 19 and 20.

| Sharon Hoffmann, shoffmann@kcstar.com

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