Tate Stevens Goes Country on The X Factor
Tate Stevens is exactly what The X Factor needs. The 37-year-old dad came to the Kansas City audition ready to chase his dreams. He spent the last 11 years being a dad and working a “real job,” despite really wanting to be a country star. When looking at the competition he felt like the “underdog,” but let’s be honest- he’s one of the few contestants to truly show his personality so far!
From the moment Tate took stage he had the judges and crowd laughing, joking about being a rap star (how amazing would that be if he was?). When asked what he’d do with the prize he joked, “I’m going to have a big ass party and everybody’s invited. That is true, I would do that, but you should probably ask my wife what she would do with the $5 million. It would go right to her.”
Not only does he have the personality to be a star, but Tate Stevens is a great stage name as well! Just imagine how nice that’ll look on an album cover some day. Tate auditioned with Anything Goes by Randy Houser. As he sang his voice was deep and pure country. It was similar to Josh Turner and Scotty McCreery. The judges loved him.
- Britney Spears: He’s a doll!
- Demi Lovato: Do you realize how awesome this is to get them to stand up and clap like that for you. You are so likable and funny and then you blew me away with your voice.
- Louis Walsh: You’ve got an authentic, effortless country voice. We found ourselves a country star today. I loved the song, I loved everything.
- Britney Spears: You’re my favorite so far. You’re amazing and I love you.
- L.A. Reid: I’m only mad at you for waiting so long to do what you’re doing. You really are good, man. You are the best one we’ve seen in this town. You are a true country star.
It’s no surprise he received four yes’s to move on to boot camp.
Unreality Rating: 9/10. I loved Tate Stevens, he was one of my favorites of the night. However, again looking at the big picture he may get lost against the top 40 artists. On the other hand, having a different sound may help him grab the judges’ and America’s attention.